Haftseen Food Porn for Norooz (And Lima Bean Hummus!)

Think hummus is just for chickpeas? Think again. Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a healthy and relaxing weekend! Today, I wanted to write a post tributing Norooz, which is also known as the Persian New Year. Why Exactly Is the Persian New Year in March? Before Iran was an Islamic nation—actually, before Iran was […]

The Perfect Paleo Vegetable Soup For Fall

Happy Monday everyone! If you live in the D.C. area like me, September is the anniversary of many moments. It’s when children go back to school, when everyone seems to get some crazy allergy-induced cold/virus, and, most of all, when the DMV’s bipolar weather begins all over again. After a crazy hot weekend, today’s chilly […]

Salad Olivieh: How to Make A Persian Take on Chicken Salad

Happy Monday everyone! Today, I’ve got a recipe that’s perfect for summer and spring from one of my very good friends Shirin Shahin. Founder of The Saffron Life, Shirin is dedicated to anything and everything regarding Persian culture—this also includes some delectable Persian recipes! Salad Olivieh: A Persian Take on Chicken Salad I am so […]

A Healthy Vegan Salad Dressing Everyone Will Love

When I first started eating healthy and being more conscious of what I put into my body, I reached for ‘light,’ ‘low-cal,’ or ‘fat-free’ salad dressings and sauces in a heart beat. Back then, I was strictly focused on how many calories I consumed every day. And to me, the fewer the calories, the better. […]

The Best Vegan Dip Ever

If you’re remotely interested in health, fitness, and general wellness, surely you’ve heard about the recent interrogation on diary. From the hormones to the saturated fat, dairy has gotten a bad rep in the foodie world. But I think the argument regarding dairy is far more nuanced than saying all dairy is good or all […]