Ramadan kareem! Happy Ramadan! Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims as they strive to increase their good deeds and grow spiritually. I know it can seem crazy - but we actually look forward to this month of no eating or drinking. For me personally, it is almost like a reset for the year. We are ... Read More about Chocolate Pistachio Stuffed Dates
Salads again? That is what my sister told me when I was talking to her about me having this avocado chicken salad. Yes, again! I don't know what it is exactly but salads just hit the spot in the summer time. It's grilling season! Vegetables and fruits are plentiful! It just makes sense. Don't even ... Read More about Keto Avocado Chicken Salad
Have you heard of keto? No? Well, that was me a few months ago too. My sister excitedly told me about this way of eating and I have watched over her as she lost weight. She said it was easy. That it wasn't a "diet", but a way of eating (WOE). Since I have been struggling with my weight myself and it ... Read More about Keto Pesto Chicken Salad
So, about a year ago my best friend Maria told me about Yelp. Actually, she told me about Yelp Elite parties. One of her old friends who had taught in Seoul at the same time as us had moved back to California. While she was visiting her there she attended a Yelp Elite party with her. She told me ... Read More about Yelp Pizza Party with Giordano’s
Now that the weather is warmer, it's smoothie time! :D I just love when that warm weather finally hits and I can bust out my Birkenstock sandals and switch over to iced coffee instead of hot. And fruit? Undoubtedly one of the best parts about the weather getting warmer. Don't get me wrong, eating ... Read More about Frozen Strawberry Pear Almond Milk Smoothie for One!
Did you know that lahmacun (pronounced lahmajun) is one of the most popular foods in Turkey? Last summer I had a long layover in Istanbul, and I got to experience so many delicious Turkish foods. Well, as much as I could in one day anyways! Out of all those foods, lahmacun stuck in my head because ... Read More about Lazy Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I'm still processing my trip to Japan. It feels like a dream almost. Do you ever feel like that after going for vacation? Like did that even happen? Was I really there doing this? I always feel that way after going on holiday abroad. ... Read More about Shirohige’s Cream Puff Shop Tokyo
Yooooo. There is no Autumn without travel. I swear if I sit too long in one place, I started getting antsy. I'm looking longingly at other's travel posts online. Don't even get me started on instagram location tags... I can easily lose a few hours browsing those. ... Read More about Why Haven’t You Visited Nashville?
I'm back with my promise of eating more healthier in 2017. It has not been without its slip ups of course. Temptation and habits are one hell of a thing to break. Not to mention the outside influences around you and the social gatherings surrounded by food. It has been hard to stick to my goals at ... Read More about Egyptian Stuffed Peppers
Happy new year friends! Can you believe it is 2017? Personally, I've had a lot of growth over this year but I'm more than happy to move onto a new year. I know it is all the same in the end and nothing has really changed, but it gives me an extra burst of motivation nonetheless. I'm ready to get ... Read More about Arabic Salad