Going from being a committed meatarian to a plant-based food fanatic!

“Not eating meat is a decision; eating meat is an instinct.” ~Denis Leary

I come from a household of true meatarians! There was never a day where we didn’t consume meat, fish, or poultry. You couldn’t have survived in our house as a vegetarian even if your life depended on it. Being a vegetarian meant being weak because strength only came from eating meat. I remember feeling sorry for the kids in my class who were vegetarian. At that young age, it seemed like an atrocity to not be…


This salad is an explosion of flavor in your mouth!

It’s hard to find an everyday salad that goes well with every meal. When salads are discussed, this is the one recipe I am always happy to share. This salad is simple, satisfying, and versatile. You can have it as an appetizer or a meal, have it alone, or pair it with your choice of chicken or fish. Either way, you’ll find yourself making this a lot more often because it’s that good. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • Your Choice of Salad (I usually use Romaine lettuce, used a box of…


A quick and easy glow up!

Turmeric has amazing healing properties for both your skin and well being. It has gained popularity in the healthcare, beauty, and skincare industry. The anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants in turmeric are beneficial to the calming and brightening of skin. This particular face mask helps with any acne scarring, dullness, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and reveals your skin’s natural glow. All the ingredients in this mask work together to brighten the skins complexion and to prevent acne.

This is my go to skincare regimen for a quick and easy glow up. I find that my makeup goes…


The fastest, easiest, and most delicious way to cook okra. All in under 30 min.

Let’s be honest; okra isn’t a traditional vegetable that we have on our grocery lists. I wouldn’t even be surprised if someone reading this is wondering what this “exotic” vegetable is. Okra (also known as ladyfingers) is widely popular in Africa, India, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Those who have tasted okra either love or loathe it, less to do with the taste and more to do with the somewhat slimy texture.

Don’t let that discourage you from giving this nutrient-filled veggie a try. This flavorsome and tasty recipe will ensure you have a great first-time experience…


A quick and easy pasta recipe that is finger-licking good! Made with fresh ingredients and irresistible flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1–2 Cups of Rotini Pasta (cook according to the instructions on the box)
  • 2 pieces of Chicken Breast (cut in cubes)
  • 1/3 Cup of Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Cups of Broccoli
  • 1/3 Cup of Red/Orange Bell Pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced in cubes )
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 Green Thai Chili Pepper (finely chopped)
  • Coriander/Cilantro (freshly chopped for garnishing purposes only)
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Dehydrated Onion Flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian Style Seasoning


Nothing Cute about “Cuties!” 2020 just got worse.

On September 9, 2020 Netflix released a French film called “Cuties,” written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. Since its release both Netflix and the film have been facing backlash. The story is about an 11 year old girl named Amy who finds herself at a crossroads with her Muslim culture and the Western culture. The director wanted to expose the objectification of women and the hyper-sexualization of little girls in this modern, social media influenced era. Sounds like a good movie right? Then, why is everyone furious?

Well, you see a movie…


All you need are 5 minutes and 5 ingredients. It doesn’t get easier than that!

Let’s face it; we all can use a little help sleeping these days, Especially since lockdown has our plans and nerves running all over the place. Adding this traditional Indian drink to your nighttime routine will help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. Plus, it is jam-packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties derived from the main ingredient turmeric, a versatile Indian spice used in food, skincare, and for beauty. And let’s face it, with winter a-coming and this virus not ending, our immune systems could use all the boosting they can get.

Golden Milk (aka Turmeric…


Trust me, this is a real game changer.

A few weeks ago I received the ultimate birthday surprise [Quarantine Edition]. My husband and I had originally planned on celebrating my milestone birthday in Greece, but given the global pandemic our plans, much like the rest of the worlds were cancelled. I mean turning 30 is no joke, a woman only turns and stays 30 for the next decade of her life. I was oblivious to what my husband had planned. He completely transformed our bedroom into an Instagram dream post. I was one happy birthday girl. Later I did the…

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An opinionated girl, sharing those opinions one story at a time.

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