Farewell Visit of N. N. Light

Healthy Appetizers to serve at your next party by N. N. Light
Want to wow your guests while still offering healthy food? Mr. N is a retired fine dining chef so I asked him to write up a few appetizers. These are what he came up with. Enjoy!

Prosciutto Wrapped Leaves
Wash and dry a nice mixture of California greens.  Have about one pound of 3/8” thick prosciutto.  Trim fat.  Lay out each piece of meat separately, place about 3-4 leaves in center of each, about a half an inch up from edge.  Wrap into a cone shape and stand in a deep muffin or ice cube trays.  Serve cold.

Chicken Tiki Mini Kabobs
Take your one-inch pieces of chicken breast, marinate minimum one hour in fridge in yogurt and madras sauce mixture.  Skewer two pieces per skewer and bake on tray at 350F for 15 minutes or until done.  You can also grill these but watch for flare ups. Serve warm.

Mini Sliders
Use the mini burger and bun standard store bought.  Butter each side of bun with guacamole and top each with a thin slice of pineapple.  Cook each slider until well-done about one minute per side on a hot grill.  Serve with pineapple salsa on the side.

Pineapple salsa:  Quick and simple – mix in one bowl one can diced pineapple, one can mandarin oranges, one diced tomato, one diced red pepper, one half diced red onion, a little cilantro, several dashes of hot sauce as per personal liking, juice of one lime. Serve leftover salsa with chips for another fun app.

Baby Scallop on a Mesclun Green
Get two dozen pre-cleaned scallops. Marinate with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian herbs.  Roast at 350F for ten minutes.  Place one scallop on leaf and serve room temperature on either a platter or individually on small plates, two per plate.

Title: N. N. Light's Book of Daily Inspiration
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Inspirational, Motivational, Self-Improvement, Personal Growth

Book Blurb:
"Spread the Light and inspire others to do the same." -- N. N. Light

In 2013, we wrote a mission statement and started a blog. We wanted to test a theory. Could one person (or in our case, one couple) use uplifting words to create change?

The answer is a resounding yes! People from all over the world responded to our short inspirational thoughts of the day, and our following grew. What started out as a few people promoting kindness and goodwill turned into a movement. In every city, there are Light-Bearers making a difference and we want you to join us.

Everyone needs inspiration. It doesn’t matter what spiritual belief you hold dear, you have the Light inside you. Kindness, compassion, empathy, encouragement are all attributes of the Light. In this book, you’ll find a ninety second inspirational thought for each day of the year. You’ll be inspiring people to spread the Light daily with our collection of inspirational thoughts. From giving of yourself to simply smiling, these are easy concepts for anyone to apply!

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

Are you spreading the Light in your corner of the world?

I live in an old neighborhood in my town. The houses and buildings are established with trees towering over the streets. I love it!

As someone who walks every day, I run into a lot of elderly people. Many of them smile and are friendly. I stop and chat with them for a moment or two.


It makes their day and it's my way of spreading the Light. It doesn't take any effort on my part and their faces light up.

Want to make someone's day? Stop what you're doing for one second and say hello. Acknowledging another person and wishing them a good day is a great way of spreading the Light inside you.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. 

Author Biography:

Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.
Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG and Independent Author Network.

In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight  

Thank you so much for being my guest on The After Work Cook. I has been a privilege and delight having you each month. 


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