Food

{ Meal Prep for Beginners }

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 }

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 { Chocolate Almond Energy Balls }

Since my vegan challenge, I’ve been drawn towards vegan recipes. This recipe for Nutella breakfast cookie dough had me at Nutella. Chocolate and hazelnut is hands down my favorite flavor combination. Ask my best friend, Alexandra: she used to bribe me with a Nutella sandwich to go over to her place after school. It worked almost… Read more »

Food { Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding }

My vegan health challenge for 22-days went so much better than anticipated. I learned new recipes, which I’m excited about, like this breakfast chia seed pudding, perfect for a hot summer morning. I was a bit hesitant to try this recipe because of what it looks like, but it’s delicious! I love finding easy, quick… Read more »

Food { 22-Day Revolution | Week 3 }

I did it: I was fully vegan for 22 days! It has been an interesting and eye-opening experience, and I’m so happy that I was able to do it fully. I was able to learn a lot about my previous eating habits as well as what my body tolerates less. The overall experience has been… Read more »

Food { 22-Day Revolution | Week 2 }

Somehow the second week on the 22-Day Revolution vegan diet was harder than the first. The first week was about adapting and learning, while the second week was more about sticking through it, regardless of whatever I was craving. I had a few moments of frustration for not being able to order what I wanted… Read more »

Food { 22-Day Revolution | Week 1 }

My first week on the 22-Day Revolution diet has been interesting, to say the least. Overall, I am already happy with how things are going! So far, here are a few observations: { Hunger } The first 2-3 days were the hardest. I found that I was often hungry and had a headache, even though… Read more »