November Gratitude

November 2, 2010

It’s November! November means my birthday is now 11 days away (13th- woo woo!). November means Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away. Thanksgiving signifies gratefulness. Kate from for the love of breakfast is running a little thing she is calling, November Gratitude Nuggets, where each day in November she will post one thing she is grateful for. I like it.

November 1st Gratitude: The Giants won the World Series!!!!! (I live near San Francisco, they are my team!)

November 2nd Gratitude: Great friends with amazing recipes that I will be trying out tonight.

Other things I am grateful for at this moment is being able to make and eat amazing dishes, full of flavor and creativity. And help with making these dishes.

Spicy Cajon Marinated Shrimp

GIANT Spiced Bison Meatballs

Beautiful Mixed Greens

Creamy Blended Raw Cesar Dressing (from Natalie Rose's Raw Detox book)

Roasted Cajon Japanese Sweet Potato Fries (pictured pre-baked)

Plated to Perfection

And SMOTHERED with unpictured dijon mustard and ketchup (I know... the chef wasn't exactly thrilled. πŸ˜‰ )

This meal was enjoyed with a loved one (hi bf!), Jack the Pumpkin King, and the Giants winning the World Series. Life, at those moments, couldn’t get much better. And for that I am grateful. πŸ™‚

What recipe will you be trying out soon that you have been neglecting to try?

Want to play the Gratitude Game? What are you grateful for at this moment?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisa Cooks November 3, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Ah what a sweet post! Those meatballs look amazing! I must look into where to find bison meat around here.

My mojo is coming back! Cookies soon – I promise πŸ™‚

Anywho, old recipes weren’t inspiring me, but two days ago the menu ideas started flying from new recipes. I will be trying out a new pizza dough with homemade sausage and crispy spinach tonight, and chicken in a miso peanut sauce later this week. Last night was a throw together red curry that worked out well. I’m happy to be having fun in the kitchen again! Oh, I guess that is what I’m grateful for πŸ™‚
.-= Alisa Cooks´s last blog ..What Food Deals to Buy Help! =-.


Ela November 3, 2010 at 7:13 AM

Its going to be different being in England with the fam – I may try some recipes that I haven’t for a while. But I also am feeling like I need to try some irish moss in recipes _soon_!

Love the November gratitude idea! I’ll probably incorporate that, although I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for blogging while we’re over here.

Thanks for the question about all my traveling – I need to think about it, and will try to answer in my next blog post.

.-= Ela´s last blog ..Postcard from the Road-Airport Scary Halloween Picture =-.


Katie November 2, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Your birthday is only 2 weeks from now?!!? How did I not know that? Um, I guess, how would I know that…

I can’t wait to hear what you thought of the okra.

I am trying to think of what I am grateful for, but can’t right now because the election results suck.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..And so begins the soup season =-.


Kelly Michelle November 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM

yay for our birthday being close! But I still need to make some plans, I’ve been too busy studying to even think about it!


Pure2raw twins November 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM

I am grateful for the wine glass that I am drinking at the moment~~ and btw I am SOOOOOOO jealous that Michelle gets to meet you and hang out without me! πŸ™ BOOOOOOO


We will meet one day!
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Recycled sauce =-.


Anne November 2, 2010 at 1:33 PM

SO grateful for this trip around the Southwest … and I cannot WAIT to get home and make myself a massaged kale salad. I keep seeing them in restaurants, but get distracted by the stuff on the menu I can’t make at home πŸ™‚ It’s easy to forget about gratitude, even in the middle of “Thanks-Giving” month. Thanks for the happy reminder.
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Austin- Fin =-.


zoe (and the beatles) November 2, 2010 at 1:29 PM

yay for gratitude! i love when people are appreciative of all the wonderful things in their lives πŸ™‚

at this moment i am grateful for the beautiful sunshiny day, my ability to find the strength i need to move forward, my legs because they just carried me on a massive walk, and YOU! so glad i found your blog! have a lovely rest of your tuesday!
.-= zoe (and the beatles)´s last blog ..oh- the irony =-.


kate November 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM

thanks for the shout! it makes me so happy that you posted about it. gratitude is sooooo good!
.-= kate´s last blog ..Crock Pot DinDin =-.


Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 2, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I have so many of Jessica from How Sweet Eats recipes tagged that I need to make. All of yours looks delicious too. Love the grateful idea.
.-= Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun´s last blog ..tapas and bloggers =-.


Elina (Healthy and Sane) November 2, 2010 at 9:31 AM

If nothing else, that meal is definitely something to be grateful for. I love all the gratitude notes all over the blog world. They send such positive energy! πŸ™‚
PS – I’m hosting an awesome giveaway for a coffee maker. Check it out if you’re interested! πŸ˜€


christina November 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM

mmm those shrimp look so good!


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