Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day, Words of Wisdom

Once upon a time over a billion years ago.Our mother earth was born and that's all we know.
Although the birth of our planet is one big mystery.Our earth, our mother has generously made history.

Today is a wonderful time to honor our mother.The energy we give and the energy we receive, is like no other.
We are the helping hand that feeds.Let us love our earth, as she has very special needs.

Endlessly separating fact from fiction.The earth's controversy has created intense friction.
Our lives depend solely on our planet.Do yourself a favor and make sure the earth's demands are met.

Whether we are weak and whether we are strong.Let us gather for this special day, let us all get along.
Human beings and species from around the globe and across the ball.Let this be an honorable day to walk tall.

You don't have to be rich to plant a tree.The earth loves you all, can't you see?

Whether you are black, white, purple, or green...Please take care of our planet, don't be mean.
Whether you are black, white, orange, or teal...You only have one earth and that is what's real.

In this world...we live, we die, and we remain.One thing is certain, the earth is what keeps us sane.
The circle of life that breeds within our hearts.Treat our earth right by planting seeds in endless parts.

Eight days before May...Let us celebrate Earth Day!

-Sarah Afshar

Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's Earth Day 2012!

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” - Albert Einstein

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I made pasta tonight for dinner...

After spending a wonderful day at Yellowstone National Park (which opens this Saturday, BTW) hiking and enjoying the picturesque scenery, I decided to cook some pasta. With that pasta, I decided to create my own vodka tomato sauce using fresh tomatoes, basil, and cream, as well as, an array of other ingredients. I also added some Absolut Peppar (which works amazing) and my secret ingredient, Cynar. I use Cynar because it brings the flavor to life, so you don't have to add anything to the pasta later. It turned out amazing, as you can see. It tasted even better than it looks and I still have a ton of leftovers just from this plate.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Martial Arts, a hobby and past time you must discover...

I love martial arts! Especially Kung Fu (Wing Chun being my favorite followed by Jeet Kun Do). Recently, I am enjoying Escrima/Kali, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. I also am enjoying Boxing, as well. If you are looking to not only discover a new hobby, but also channel your emotions, as well as, inner fighter, I recommend martial arts. It is a great way to challenge yourself not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, as well.

Pictures from X Factor in Dallas, TX...

...for season 1 of X Factor USA, May 2011. Enjoy!