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Gratitude to Your Left

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Gratitude to Your Left

Happy early Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it! If you are like me, you’re balancing working, cooking, and coordinating travel plans for the visitors you have coming into town. Despite all of this, I’m actually feeling ok. It may be the color-coded spreadsheet indicating what I need to accomplish each day up until the big day, or it may just be that I’m elated to be cooking for friends and family. Or it may be the activity I have planned before our big meal…

The activity is simple. We’re all going to hold hands and the person who starts is going to say something they are grateful for about the person to their left. The catch is … everyone doesn’t know each other! Naturally, some people will be standing next to someone they know, but in other instances, they’ll have to get creative when expressing their gratitude. I’m planning the activity after the appetizers and drinks, so hopefully folks would have gotten a chance to mingle enough to find a nugget of gratitude towards those they’ve interacted with. I’m really looking forward to it! (And have never done this, so it’s truly an experiment). Wish me luck and have a great holiday! 😀

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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