LI ASIAN CUISINE: SUPER SUSHI If you’re all about sushi and tend to go gaga over spicy salmon, we have just the dish for you. It’s The Caterpillar from the sushi chefs at Li Asian Cuisine. It gets its name from 16 pieces of sushi arranged down a long thin platter to resemble a caterpillar. Impressive, both visually and gastronomically.
Getting dinner on my family’s table each night is no easy feat. Like most moms, I want to make one dinner that is quick, healthy — and will satisfy everyone at the table. It always sounds so easy. Unfortunately, the reality is much different.
Following any alternative diet can be tough — look to these books for some tips and ideas to make it easier. “The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking: 80 Low-Carb Recipes that Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss,” by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace (hardcover,Ten Speed Press, 2012, 216 pages, $30). By using nut and seed flours instead of starches, Reinhart and Wallace have crafted no-sacrifice, easy-to-bake recipes that revolutionize baking for special diets — and satisfy anyone’s craving for warm bread or decadent cake.
These stunning coffee table books are sure to be conversation-starters. “Four Seasons of Yosemite: a Photographer’s Journey,” by Mark Boster (hardcover, Los Angeles Times, 2011, 125 pages, $34.95). In more than 100 stunning photographs, Boster brings the eye of a 21st Century photographer and captures the magic of the national park’s icons — Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and others — in color that Ansel Adams had celebrated in black and white.
Three years ago, Adam Todd opened a mash-up of a coffeehouse and a bar with live music and a lively setting. The result — the Barrel Room — has become so popular that Friday and Saturday nights are often standing room only.
Life lessons, responsibility and sportsmanship are only a few of the things that youngsters walk away with from a lacrosse field when they play for Lacrosse On 3, a nonprofit organization that enables underprivileged youth in Stark County to play the game.
The reason I do what I do is directly tied to my upbringing. I have six siblings and we have all benefited from our parents’ selfless examples of generosity and caring for others. There was no sitting around being bored.