In the largest city in the world, it’s still possible to feel alone. In Mexico City, Laura has been told she only has a month left to live; until April 30th in fact. It also happens that soon after that she meets a group of people who belong to an ‘optimists’ club of sorts. Along her journey she meets a struggling, suicidal actor. Finding a path in life, or even less, a monthly goal, is something we can all relate to. Despite the dark scenario, this film is fairly light and predictable. That being said, it is still full of sweet little surprises and I soon found myself wrapped up in Laura’s journey. ‘Te Presento a Laura’ doesn’t take itself too seriously for being a serious topic and it does a good job of showing you how life is what it is and truly anything can happen if you put yourself out there.
It made me wonder about how many times in life I hesitate and miss the moment. I’m sure you know the feeling. When you could continue a conversation, but cut it short instead. When you choose not to partipate and lose out on a potentially good opprotunity out of fear or nervousness; the moments we miss out on that could change our life.
I am challenging myself and extending this challenge out to you, to do a bit more to put myself out there. Taking a bit more risks in my day to day, even if it’s as small as giving someone a compliment or even trying mushrooms! Let me know if you take on this challenge! Leave a comment here or tag #wanderfullifestyle on Instagram to share!
I thought about what I would make for this film and I wanted to post something I wanted to eat as a last meal of sorts. But then I really couldn’t decide. Could you? I feel it would be one of many things. So instead, I went with something that I took a risk with trying a few years ago in Barcelona. I never tried mushrooms as a child and I know most adults feel the same about them now. But, how do you know if you don’t put yourself out there and take a bite out of life! Or a….mushroom! Unfortunately there aren’t the same amazing mushrooms in the states that there are in Spain, but these are very good and this would be a great recipe if you’ve never tried these before. You could even simplify this further by just adding garlic, olive oil and parsley. I first tried these because in Catalunya, people go hunting for mushrooms. They can sell at quite a price and it’s actually really fun! We hike in the mountains scavening for these little guys and then making delicious meals out of them. It usually ended with my friends and I sitting on rocks and talking while the boys did all the work. Anyway, mushrooms aren’t called Fun Guy’s for nothing!
1/4 cup (60ml) EEVO
12 ounces (350g) Button Mushrooms
7 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
3 tbsp Dry Sherry
Salt and Ground Black Pepper
2 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped
Serve with Bread, warmed in the oven
Half your mushrooms before cooking.
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the mushrooms and saute until softened.
Next, add the garlic, red pepper flakes, paprika, sherry,salt and pepper. Turn the heat down to low and simmer until tender, between five to ten minutes.
Add a touch more olive oil and finish with parsley.
Serve warm with bread and enjoy!
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