Personal Note from Sora


Can you believe that it’s May already. I don’t know about you but to me time seems to move very quickly, very quickly for sure.

This month I had the good fortune to be a guest at a friend’s home who was hosting a Moroccan themed dinner.

So…what did she serve???  Well-below are some photos…




So as shown in the first photo, olives which are a constant Moroccan table staple were joined with olive butter which was sooo beyond yum.

Then we were served assorted cooked vegetables, another Moroccan dinner table staple which consisted of lentils, olives, eggplant, potatoes with chickpeas, carrots and broccoli.

Then we were served chicken with couscous which is a very favorite Moroccan dish.

Then came the oh, oh, so scrumptous traditional Moroccan dessert called Pastilla Au Lait.  Pastilla Au Lait is made of wafer thin crispy crepes, layered with crushed almonds and cream.  Oh my, it was the absolute bestest dessert that I have ever eaten (or at leastLOL it does land in my top 5 favorite…) and then last but by no means least there was the traditional Moroccan after dinner fruit dish for the table which was made up of oranges, bananas and strawberries.  A perfect dessert ending to a perfect Moroccan themed dinner experience.

So a great time was had by all and I can’t wait to eat out Moroccan food again and I think that you’d also enjoy the Moroccan dinner experience as well!

In Make Peace with Food,




This month’s motivational quote:

Sometimes you just have to create your own sunshine.  

Food for thought:

What are three things that you can do today! to help create your own sunshine?



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Food and Culture

May 1st-May 7th is National Strawberry Week

Strawberries-aren’t they wonderful!!  You can eat them plain or find one at a party or make some that are covered in all kinds of confectionery treats.

So what are some of the things that I recently learned about strawberries that I’d like to share that will let you think of strawberries in a new way…


l. Strawberries are a member of the rose family. Who knew?

2. It’s the only fruit with seeds on the outside.

3. On average there are 200 seeds on “each” berry. Who knew?

4. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.

5. The American Indians introduced the colonists to strawberries who crushed them with cornmeal and baked them into bread and eventually “yum”-created Strawberry Shortcake.

So I don’t know about you but the next time I think about strawberries-which ironically enough I just bought a box of today-I’ll be thinking about roses…How about you?



Bite Size Fun Food News

May 22nd is National Shrimp Day!!

So here are some interesting facts about shrimp that might make you look at them differently the next time you decide to have some-yum…

l. Shrimp are found around the world in both fresh and salt water.

2. Shrimp live in schools and can rapidly swim backwards.

3. Other fish and larger animals eat shrimp as an important food source.

4. Commercial shrimp farming began in the 1970’s.

5. In 2003, the total global production of farmed shrimp netted nearly 9 billion American dollars.  9 billion dollars spent on tiny fish.  Amazing!



So if you’re starting to think about warm weather and the beach and want to shed some extra pounds but want to eat what you want, stop when you want and become forever thin and healthy then click HERE to learn more about how you can do just that!

In Make Peace with Food,




May 2016 Make Peace with Food Newsletter