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The Essentials of a Healthy Game Day Spread

“Da – Da – Da – Da .  .  . Doo – Doo – Doo – Doo .  .  . Shu-Gah-Duh-Shuh-Gah-Duh .  .  . Duhnuhnuhnuh .  .  . “ ^ That was my attempt at the NFL theme song.  Needs work.  The point is: The […]

Autumn Spiced Brown Rice Porridge

Autumn Spiced Brown Rice Porridge

With the exception of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, my interactions with porridge have been slim to none. Also, is porridge just oatmeal? What about cream of wheat? – Is that also porridge? Maybe porridge just refers to hot grains you eat in the morning […]

Almond Fig Cookie Bars

Almond Fig Cookie Bars

Fiiiiiiiiiiigs! Figs are the best. They are one of weirdest fruits with some of the greatest benefits. They are sweet and full of fiber all while having a texture dance party in your mouth. Remember your first fig that wasn’t in an overly processed cookie? […]

Chunky, Spicy Guacamole

Chunky, Spicy Guacamole

When I think of guacamole, I think of all the afternoons I spent avoiding homework and trying to make a healthy snack that everyone in my family enjoyed. I’d make heaps of it only for it to all be eaten before dinner time. It was […]

Cool Cantaloupe Smoothie Bowl

Cool Cantaloupe Smoothie Bowl

We all know melons and summertime go hand in hand, but Shah Mofid (Dad) took it to another level this year. He insisted I take home a cantaloupe the size of the Death Star and my first thought, actually my second thought was that I […]

Spiced Granola

Spiced Granola

This granola recipe includes all my favorite things! Turns out that all my favorite things are very “Fall.” Let me explain: oats, nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Screaming “Fall!” All we’re missing is the pumpkin spice . . . don’t tempt […]

Vegan Curry Popcorn

Vegan Curry Popcorn

Popcorn is one of yummiest, healthiest snacks in the world (Okay, not the “WORLD,” but I’m dramatic) and often, it gets ruined by hydrogenated oils, chemicals, and too much salt. Without all that added mess, popcorn is is considered a healthy whole grain that is […]

Avocado Stuffed Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

These are not your typical ground beef, breadcrumb filled, meatballs – although, those are amazing. These are much lighter, juicier, and healthier! Also, they are stuffed with God’s gift to humanity: avocado. . . Shut it! Yes it is. They are absolutely delicious and perfect […]

KuKu Sabzi – (Kookoo) – Persian Herb Frittata

KuKu Sabzi – (Kookoo) – Persian Herb Frittata

While in school, I spent time distracting myself from homework and test prep by experimenting with food. I’d take a staple dish like pasta, salad, or omelettes and throw in whatever we had in the fridge. I was simultaneously reducing waste and providing nourishment without […]

How to Make Kale Actually Taste . . . Good!

If you’re like me, kale is not the yummiest vegetable on the planet. It is stalky, bitter, sometimes gritty, – let’s be honest: we are talking equivalent to grabbing a leaf off a random tree and hoping for the best. – “Oh, but it’s soooo […]