Food & Nutrition

{ Meal Prep for Beginners }

Life gets so busy that it can be hard to eat healthy during the week. It’s so easy to pick-up breakfast on the way to work, or takeout dinner on the way home. I decided a long time ago that I didn’t want to do that, and since those haven’t been an option, I had… Read more »

{ Mindful Eating }

Have you ever asked yourself as you’re eating your way through a tub of ice cream: “Why am I still eating this? My stomach hurts and I feel like crap – I should stop.” And then you keep on going. Yeah, I’ve been there too. One of the biggest shifts in my health & wellness… Read more »

{ Healthy Breakfast Bar }

Healthy Breakfast Bar

I am not morning person…at all. Growing up, my family knew not to talk to me for the first hour after I woke up. Even when I lived with roommates, it became a known fact: don’t talk to Seppy in the morning. I’ve gotten a lot better with time (if anything, my husband probably wants… Read more »

{ To vegan or not vegan? }

Coming from a Persian background, a meal is incomplete without a generous portion of meat. In fact, most Persians will not comprehend why someone would choose NOT to eat meat. But after struggling with digestion issues, I knew I had to make a drastic change in my lifestyle because my condition was just getting worse…. Read more »

{ Breakfast Coconut Chia Pudding }

Experimenting in the kitchen and trying new recipes is a great way to tune out at the end of a long day at work, but also a great way to explore alternative cooking methods. I’ve loved trying vegan recipes lately, since I get an upset stomach when I eat meat and dairy products (I’m lactose intolerant)…. Read more »

Food { Vegan Pumpkin & Apple Cake }

After going fully vegan for three weeks this summer, I’ve been more inclined to try vegan recipes. I’ve been particularly intrigued with vegan baking because butter, eggs and milk are such staples and I’ve wondered how different the taste would be. I decided to try this vegan pumpkin apple muffin recipe, and was pleasantly surprised with the… Read more »

Food { Thai Curry Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup }

I find it hard to express in words how delicious some recipes are. When I speak, I use a lot of facial and hand gestures that help convey what I am trying to say. But when it comes to writing, I find it more challenging. If I had to describe this thai curry sweet potato… Read more »

Food { Sesame Seared Tuna }

I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty impressed with myself. And do you want to know a little secret? This was seriously one of the easiest and quickest recipes I have EVER tried, but it looks pretty dang impressive, don’t you think?! Even though I’ve never been a big fish eater, as I grow and mature… Read more »

Food { Quick and Easy Apple Sauce }

I know, I know, you’re probably thinking “Apple sauce…how boring!” HEAR ME OUT! Apple sauce is SO quick and easy to make at home. It’s also tastier, healthier, and cheaper. Do I have your attention now? When I have apples that are too ripe, I make this quick and easy apple sauce to not put… Read more »

Food { Sweet Chili Salmon }

I never liked fish, and growing up, it was something that I would avoid at all cost, a trait that I’ve taken on after my aunt. We once did an amazing road trip from Minnesota to Texas, where we ate at a famous fish restaurant, and out of the 10 people sitting at the table,… Read more »