Reflections and Life Lessons

Time Flies Whether You’re Having Fun or Not…So What are you waiting for?

My blog posts are usually bubbly, filled with pictures, etc. This will take a turn to a more serious tone because I feel like we all need to take time seriously. Throughout all my life, writing to-do lists was, and still is, essential. It gives me a visual of how much I need to get done, whether it’s a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly list. What I have come to realize is that no matter how long/short, fun/serious your list is, time is always flying and you need to make it worth while.

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Charred Cauliflower Side Dish (True Food Kitchen imitation) :p

It all started about a month and a half ago when the family decided to eat out and hubby and I were somewhat experimenting being vegan. I’ll tell you more about our vegan story but not right now 😛 So anyways, we went to this place called True Food Kitchen in District Avenue (Fairfax, VA). They have really cool food; no they’re not all vegan but they do have amazing clean true food.

If you guys follow my Our Life Through Food account on Instagram, you’ll find that I had posted a lot of dishes from there. One of our favorites is the Charred Cauliflower dish. It’s pretty tasty and filling! We had a lazy day at home and didn’t want to leave but really wanted some of that charred cauliflower.. so, we made it at home!
Now, I didn’t make it exactly like how they make it because they add pistachios (which I didn’t have) and they also have a certain tahini mixture but I decided to make my own. Continue reading “Charred Cauliflower Side Dish (True Food Kitchen imitation) :p”

Reflections and Life Lessons

My Suspended Office, Dining Room and more :)

This will actually be a pretty short blog post because I’m just reflecting on something that I’ve noticed. It is such a shame to wake up everyday and decide to stay indoors. Now I know that for many people, you have to work in an office but come on, you can’t open that window? You can’t wake up a tiny bit early and enjoy the cool morning breeze? When the weather is beautiful outside, make it a point to enjoy it as much as you can; even if it just for a few minutes.

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Food, Sustainable/Zero Waste

Use the ENTIRE Beet! #zerowaste

Did you ever suddenly flip your life and decide that you’ll be healthy? Caring for yourself as well as the environment around you? Well, that’s what happened with me. Eating healthy, everything green and pretty, no throwing away anything. The last part was pretty challenging because I didn’t know whether I could eat things like beet greens or not. I did some research and found that you can definitely use the entire beet. No need to throw anything away!

Here’s how to cook and eat the entire beet 🙂

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Art and Photography

MUST-HAVES For Craft Shows/Bazaars

For those of you who know me, you know that I love creating things with my hands and I always encourage everyone else to do the same. That being said, I also believe that you should use that talent and learned set of skills to make some money. Whether you want to get some extra money or have it be your main source of income, that’s entirely up to you. I’m here to tell you about the absolute must-haves for any craft show or bazaar you take part in when you plan on selling your products.

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My TOP TEN TIPS When Traveling To China

China is such an amazing country; full of culture and unique things that you sort of won’t see anywhere else in the world (as far as I’m concerned). There were a lot of similarities between China (the first overseas trip for me) and Egypt (my home country). That being said, there was a lot that I wasn’t used to and that was retry new to me.

If you follow my blog you might have read the story behind me traveling to China. It was a pretty pivotal moment in my life and you can read all about it in my blog post: My Trip to China.

I thought I’d write this post because you should always be prepared whenever you’re traveling anywhere. You can also read about my tips for traveling in this blog post.

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Foodie Mondays: Mini Pancakes!

We all love pancakes. I personally haven’t met anyone that doesn’t like them. You can get so creative when you’re making pancakes that the recipes are endless. Since being somewhat healthy is one the main goals in our household, I didn’t go too crazy when I made pancakes for breakfast. That being said, I love to try out new recipes and adding a little bit of a twist to average normal things.

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