Showing posts with label Sarah Afshar Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sarah Afshar Food. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

National Veggie Burger Day 2019

Thanks to the power of plants, veggie burgers have been made possible to consume on a regular basis. What started as an idea turned into reality for Amy's Kitchen, when the world renowned vegetarian brand started "National Veggie Burger Day" back in 2017. Veggie burgers have such an incredible impact on the environment and much healthier than their carnivore counterparts. 

According to Cowspiracy, growing crops to feed animals killed for food not only consumes almost 60% of water in the United States, but contaminates the water also. Additionally one hamburger alone requires almost 700 gallons of water to produce. 

And according to an article published from the book Water Resources and Industry in 2013 on Science Direct, animal agriculture is responsible for up to 33% of fresh water consumption. As 70% of the planet is made up of water, only 3% is fresh. 

So the real question remains, is it possible to enjoy a plant-based rendition of this carnivore classic? Absolutely. I think the pictures I've shared, of the veggie burgers I've made speak for themselves. 

To celebrate today, I ask and encourage all of you to eat and enjoy a veggie burger. From my house to your house - Happy National Veggie Burger Day!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Strawberry White Peach Smoothie

The weather is absolutely beautiful today here. It is sunny, but without the excruciatingly humid factor. It isn't cold, but is far from being hot. At least hot as it usually is here. Overall my day has been relatively good with the exception that I am still in dire need of a secretary. In between double workloads and multi-tasking, it can be extremely overwhelming, as it has been in recent months. 

After work today, I decided that I wanted to have a smoothie. I decided that I wanted something with strawberries and peaches, so I took the liberty of heading to the kitchen to make a smoothie with strawberries, white peaches, water and ice with a hint of agave syrup. 

I garnished my smoothie with some chocolate mint, as I have quite bunch of it growing in my garden. One thing I notice about mint plants is they try to take over your entire garden and eventually do if the proper maintenance is not kept. Rest assured, I have it under control. I probably should just have a garden with only mint considering I grow six varieties here at home. Chocolate mint seems to be the most flavorful, as it is my favorite from the bunch. 

Strawberries have an array of health benefits. They boost immunity, they regulate blood sugar and they prevent a plethora of problematic health issues. I also like them because they are great for your teeth excluding the seeds. White peaches also provide you with a variety of health benefits too. They are considered an antioxidant, so they very rich in vitamins and minerals. They boost immunity and work towards reducing allergy symptoms. They are also great for digestion. 

Sometimes simplicity is the only thing you need. And sometimes the best things in life are simple. This smoothie definitely epitomizes total bliss.  

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, as I hope you have a fantastic weekend. #TGIF

Friday, April 12, 2019

Black Smoothie

After a long day at the office, I decided that I wanted some food bliss. I was craving a smoothie, especially something cold so I took the liberty of heading to my kitchen to make one of the most amazing smoothies I have ever consumed, the black smoothie. You are probably wondering "what on earth is a black smoothie?" as it is quite a rarity in the world of healthy drinks. A black smoothie is basically a mixture of only few fruits and ingredients, with the main ingredient being activated charcoal. 

So, I basically added fresh golden pineapple to my Cuisinart blender followed by golden mango and peaches. Then, I added some activated charcoal followed by some sea buckthorn berries, organic sugar cane juice, Vita Coco coconut water and some ice. 


This smoothie totally exceeds in my expectations, as it is extremely delicious. It is also modestly filling and gives me a much needed boost. The black smoothie is truly one I think I will make more often. 

Activated charcoal is not absorbed by the body, so it basically traps and eliminates all toxins in your body. This powerful antioxidant basically grabs the bad molecules in our bodies, traps them and eliminates them. 

Incredible right? 


Activated charcoal is extremely beneficial to health, as the benefits are endless. It is great for those of you with stomach and gut issues, including those of you with digestive and gas issues. It is amazing for those of you who suffer from kidney issues including those of you who suffer from kidney stones. It lowers cholesterol levels and is great if you have high cholesterol. It helps with those of you who suffer from potent and strong body odor. Another great use is insomnia, as this powerful holy grail can help you get more sleep at night. It helps those of you who suffer from any skin issues such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. And it also helps to whiten your teeth. 

Some people actually consume activated charcoal if they intend to get drunk, as most believe this cult-classic staple is great for hangover prevention. Personally, I've never tried this as I don't drink often. And as you may or may not already be aware, it is used in hospitals for people who have overdosed on drugs and/or poisons, as it works to attack and eliminate them in the body. Additionally, activated charcoal helps work as a natural water filter and works to remove fluoride and various forms of bacteria. 

Although I am not vegan (at least at the moment, I currently identify as vegetarian) I have been eating vegan for about three days and this smoothie is a great addition to virtually any vegan and/or raw vegan diet. It is also great for fruitarians also. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mango Spring Smoothie

I just got home from a long day and the first thing I started craving was a delicious mango. As the national fruit of India, mangoes are quite possibly one of the most cultivated fruits in the world today. I love them in an array of dishes, especially sweet, savory and fruitful dishes. 

Today, I wanted to make a simple smoothie with just mango, ice and Vita Coco coconut water, which is what I did. I didn't add any sugar to this nor any other ingredient. I added these ingredients to my Cuisinart blender. 

Mangoes are very nutritional. Often dubbed the "King of all fruits" in India, this cult-classic staple is one of the healthiest foods can ever put in your mouth. 

Why?

Mangoes contain a natural form of "zeaxanthin" which is a powerful antioxidant which corrects, protects and prepares your eyes from harmful UVA/UVB rays. It also works to protect your eyes from various environmental stressors and DNA damage. And because of their vitamin A amount, mangoes are great for overall eye health.

This powerful fruit is infused with a lot of Vitamin K which is extremely vital in bone health. Low Vitamin K intake is associated with poor circulation, blood clots (including disorders such as Anemia) and stress fractures. Lack of Vitamin K is associated with poor bone mass and strength. To prevent these problematic issues, mangoes are one thing you should eat everyday.

Collagen is extremely vital. Vitamin C essentially helps in assisting collagen to build itself in the body. Excluding the 16 types of collagen, the most popular and important are type I, II and III; with I and III being important for the hair, skin and nails. Eating mangoes can help aid in hair health, skin health and nail health. 

Amazing right?

Additionally, eating a mango also helps with heart disease, in both prevention and restoration. It also helps with those of you who suffer from type 2 diabetes. And it helps with boosting immunity. By consuming this fruit, you can also boost your mental health and well being, as it helps with eliminating depression. Eating mangoes also helps with those of you with digestive issues. 

I am going to drink my smoothie now. Have a wonderful evening.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

2019: Happy National Beer Day

Today is officially National Beer Day. As you may or may not already be aware, beer day is held annually every year on April 7th. Primarily made up of hops, barley, yeast and water, beer is clearly the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world. They hold events all over the world including tap takeovers and beer tasting. 

I have to admit, though, I don't drink much, so when I drink a beer it is very rare. Although a nice cold brewsky can be good to enjoy sporadically. Especially with a double veggie burger, triple cheese pizza and vegan nachos. Can we say yum?

Surprisingly though, beer has an array of benefits. Can you believe it? At first, I couldn't, as anything with alcohol is never really good; however, beer in low amounts can actually work to help a variety of health issues including insomnia, stress, depression, dementia, gallstones, kidney stones, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and even hair loss. 

But, what does beer actually help? 

Beer works to protect, prevent and restore heart disease. It does this by creating "homocysteine" an amino acid present in the blood stream which helps regulate blood flow. Additionally, beer also helps with blood clots, poor circulation and even Anemia. 

It is also said that beer is known to help lower blood pressure. Because it is infused with the amino acid homocysteine and Vitamin B6, beer also works not only protect your heart, but helps aid in restoration. 

Who knew?

Additionally beer has a tremendous impact on your mental well being, as beer helps to eliminate stress, depression and even dementia. It also helps with insomnia and allows you to get a good nights rest. 

This does not mean consume a whole case of beer a day or even drink a full keg. These benefits are only found when consuming beer in moderation. So, the time is now to switch out that case of beer for just one a day, at the most. 

And before you stop reading, shockingly enough, beer has the same antioxidant level as wine with more protein and vitamin B than wine. Beer is actually healthier than wine. So you may consider switching your favorite glass of burgundy for a Budweiser. 

Happy National Beer Day! 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Buffalo Style Macaroni Cheese

Some people seem to think that when you are a vegetarian, you have very few options to choose from. This, of course, is false. As a vegetarian, I can tell that you have many options to choose from. Some of which, I have shared on this blog.

Today, I found myself wanting macaroni and cheese; however, I had a craving for bleu cheese and hot sauce also. Don't ask me why, I just wanted those two together. 

Then, it hit me. Why not incorporate those into this American classic dish to make a buffalo style? I basically boiled water, added some salt and pepper before adding the pasta. 

In another pan, I melted American cheese, Cheddar cheese and butter with a hint of cream. Then, I added some crumbled bleu cheese followed by some Frank's RedHot Sauce. I cooked this on medium heat before draining the pasta and adding it to it.

Finally, I plated the dish accordingly. I also added more hot sauce followed by crumbled bleu cheese for good measure. 

This is ultimately amazing. Although I know I won't be able to finish it all, I am pretty certain I will eat most of it. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Indian Cheese Paratha

Today I decided to make a cheese paratha. Utilizing flour, water, butter, ghee, milk and cheese, I am modestly satisfied with the result. And as flavorful as they are, I added a little garnish to them which consists of homemade pickled onions and sweet dill pickles. I also added two bay leafs for photographic purposes. 

Parathas are commonly made flatbreads in virtually every Indian house. Derived from Sanskrit, this delicious cult-classic staple are quite possibly one of the most popular flatbreads in India next to the famous Chapati (Roti) and Dosa. The first paratha I have ever tried was an "Aloo paratha" which consists of parathas stuffed with potato and spices. 

Tonight I decided to create my own style of paratha using paneer cheese, chhena cheese and buffalo mozzarella cheese. When preparing the dough, I used flour and water. I did not add any butter or ghee. 


I rolled the dough out using a small rolling pin. I added the ingredients in the middle before rolling it back. Then, I covered the entire dough with ghee. I used a lot of butter by placing some on the flat cast iron pan. I cooked both sides generously. I made only a few parathas, as one is quite filling. 

Finally, I placed them onto a plate. Garnished them with ghee and butter before adding the pickled onions and the pickle followed by the bay leafs. 

Needless to say they turned out great. The flavor is wonderful and the texture reminds me of why some of the greatest food on the planet comes from India. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato

The new Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato.
Only at Starbucks.
(Photo by Armstrong Studios)
It is official, Starbucks has introduced the new Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato. Inspired by the Spanish Summer classic Leche Merengada, this spectacular Starbucks addition combines the essence of cinnamon and lemon zest for a very acquired yet flavorful, decadent drink.

This new addition to the Starbucks family includes a hallmark of layers. It starts with the whipped cloud cold foam (made with egg white powder) infused with a hint of cinnamon and a touch of lemon syrup and is topped with the internationally known coffee house's espresso. Then, the drink is garnished with caramel drizzle crosshatch and a pinch of cinnamon.

And like the Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato, this drink is available hot. The drink features an array of alternatives, as you can get this drink with almond milk and coconut milk. If you were to order a venti size of this drink with 2% dairy milk, the drink would be a total of 240 calories with 45 grams being from fat. With 42 grams of carbohydrates alone, this drink features 225 mg of caffeine, 36 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein.

This drink is also offered in the blonde version, which is a less robust espresso and great for those who are looking for a lighter fare of the classic coffee drink. For more information about the new Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato, simply visit Starbucks today.

Starbucks Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato

The new Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato.
Only at Starbucks.
(Photo by Armstrong Studios)
Today, Starbucks introduced the Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato. This superb Starbucks addition starts with an unique blend of whipped cloud cold foam (made from egg white powder) and vanilla syrup and features the world-renowned coffee house's bold espresso. Then, the new drink is topped caramel drizzle in a decadent crosshatch design.


This drink is also available in hot and offers an array of milk alternatives too. So, you can order this drink with almond milk and coconut milk instead of traditional dairy milk. You will be on cloud 9 if you are a fan of this incredibly delicious Starbucks espresso fusion.

A venti size delivers 240 calories with only 40 grams of fat. This is in a dairy milk drink. With 40 grams of carbohydrates and 34 grams of sugars, this drink possesses 7 grams of protein and 225 mg of caffeine.

This drink is offered in a blonde version, for those of you looking for a lighter espresso drink. From past to present, Starbucks has been serving you only the best since the late 80s. This drink is definitely destined to feed your fix from start until finish. For more information about this new drink, simply visit Starbucks official website today.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019: National Frozen Yogurt Day

So today is National Frozen Yogurt day. Introduced in 1970, this healthy spin on the cult-classic staple we call "ice cream" has been taking over the food industry for decades. Of course, I wanted to celebrate by going to Kiwi Loco in Ontario, Oregon. 

The 40 minute drive from Meridian to Ontario is well worth it, as this is one of the best frozen yogurt shops I have ever been to. 

With so many toppings to choose from, Kiwi Loco also offers some of the best frozen yogurt I have ever tried. And the staff here is some of the nicest group of girls, as they are always so courteous and welcoming. 

If you haven't tried frozen yogurt, you need to. And if you don't like it, you haven't tried the right one. Once you try the healthy ice cream from Kiwi Loco, I don't think you will want to eat ice cream again. Unless of course it is really good and hard to put down. 

Happy National Frozen Yogurt Day everyone! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Starbucks walks into Winter with the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte

The new Cinnamon Shortbread Latte.
Only at Starbucks.
Starbucks is one of my favorite places to go, especially when I am working. It is close to where I work, so it is convenient and ever since they started offering the rewards program, I find myself gravitating there daily.

The holidays have sprung and Winter has begun. In fact, the snow falls have been hitting all us here in the United States with full force. Today Starbucks introduced an incredible seasonal beverage: the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte.

Combining the richness of brown sugar, butter and vanilla, this warm delight is topped with some of the finest gourmand spices which embody the holiday season, nutmeg and cinnamon. This drink tastes a lot Cinnabon. As most of Starbucks seasonal offerings rarely disappoint me, this flavorful addition joins forces with those that are simply amazing.

I will admit, I prefer cold coffee (iced coffee and/or frappes) to warm coffee drinks, but this drink is the perfect pair with Starbucks wonderful old fashioned glazed donut.

And in addition to this fantastic latte, Starbucks is introducing quite a few wonderful things. It is has been one year since Starbucks had the blonde espresso on the menu. The blonde espresso is a robust coffee drink which is modestly smooth and a little sweet. Today, Starbucks is introducing two new drinks to complement this type of espresso. These drinks include the Starbucks Blonde Flat White, which consists of a blonde espresso shot made with whole milk and the Iced Starbucks Americano, where espresso shots are topped with water to produce a natural crema effect and served over ice.

Starbucks is also adding two new drinks to complement their signature espresso. first drink is the Iced Caramel Macchiato, which combines Starbucks' signature espresso with vanilla syrup, milk and ice as well as a caramel garnish. The second drink is the White Chocolate Mocha, combines the essence of white chocolate and steamed milk. This drink is then garnished with whipped cream. I enjoy both of these drinks with almond milk and/or coconut milk.

The world-renowned coffee house will also make the morning bun a permanent item in their bakery items, which I find to be fantastic. It is one of my favorites on the menu right. And the new Red Velvet Cake Loaf is to die for. It is definitely one of my favorite bakery items they have out right now.

I don't know where you will be, but I know where I will be today during my breakfast, my lunch and my dinner. Starbucks, I hope you are waiting for me.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Enjoying a veggie burger from Smashburger

Tonight, I decided to get Smashburger for dinner. Located in the heart of Meridian, Idaho on East Louis Drive, I was so hungry after work and took it upon myself to grab a veggie burger and French fries to-go. As the menu here is quite extensive, offering so many great options for both vegetarians and vegans, I inquired about ordering one of their newest and most popular burgers, the Triple Double using their black bean burger patty.

The Triple Double burger and is served on an egg bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. I wanted to substitute the bun for the pretzel bun. Not because I don't like the egg bun (because it is good) but because I've never tried the pretzel bun and it looks better. The burger comes with extra American cheese. I decided to go the extra mile and order extra American cheese and extra cheddar cheese or melted aged cheddar cheese.

So, what did I think? The black bean burger patty was a little soft. As it was extremely flavorful, I felt like it was a little undercooked. The pretzel bun was delicious and really complemented the burger overall. The French fries were just ok for me. They are always good as a side, but I live in Idaho and prefer the thicker, homemade style of fries.

The Smash Sauce is outstanding. It is like a thousand island minus the ketchup. Better yet, if you were to make a thousand island sauce, mustard would be the main ingredient instead of ketchup. I literally would buy this sauce alone if they sold it there. Although the ranch was decent, I didn't find anything extremely special about it.

Overall, dinner was great. I managed to eat everything, as I was extremely hungry. I think the next time I eat Smashburger, I will definitely try something different.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Vegetarian Indian Style Butter Chicken

Recently, I have discovered so many things about the Indian culture. As rich as it is, it is also exotic and filled with an array of uniqueness that goes beyond what I can put into words. At least today. One of the things that I love about India is the food. And because the population is so large, their cuisine varies upon region. Utilizing agriculture and farming, most dishes are plant-based and/or vegetarian with the exception of a few. India offers quite a few staples, with one of them being butter chicken.

I decided to create a plant-based, vegetarian rendition of this classic dish. Originating from New Delhi, this North Indian classic uses dahi, garam masala, ginger, garlic, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, black salt, and black pepper. To give it more of a vibrant flavor, you can add some lemon juice to it. To thicken the sauce, you can also add some butter or even some curd. I decided to add all of the above. As it took a little bit of time, everything was executed very well. I added a lot of butter to this dish, as I didn't have any ghee at my disposal.


When originally creating this dish, I was thinking of using another plant-based alternative from Gardein, but instead went with the Gardein Chick'n Strips. I decided to cook the sauce in a regular standard pan before adding the Chick'n Strips. This chicken is not only soy-free, it is dairy-free and certified kosher. I decided to cook the entire dish on low-to-medium heat as the plant-based chicken alternative was completely thawed out in the refrigerator.

Before plating, I made sure that the chicken had a good texture. When I originally added this to the pan with the sauce, it was soft with a modestly slimy texture. It is crucial that it is firm when it is cooked. After stirring multiple times to check, I knew that my cooking was done for the evening.

As I plated the food, I decided to garnish it with some homemade curd I made. I was very happy with the way it turned out. I am looking forward to making this again, only trying another vegetarian and/or vegan, plant-based chicken alternative. If you are a vegetarian looking to enjoy one of the greatest dishes from Bharat, this is it. From my home to your home, Namaste.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Carl's Jr. Froot Loop Mini Donuts

When I heard about the new Froot Loop Mini Donuts at Carl's Jr. I just knew I had to try them. As a reinvented spin on the popular cult-classic cereal, I was modestly intrigued from the buzz these little donuts generated on social media. 

Today, while out and about I decided to go to Carl's Jr. to get them. Although the Carl's Jr. here in Meridian doesn't have a veggie burger or any good vegetarian alternative other than sides, I was eager to taste test these donuts to see if they are were as good as what others said. 

So, what did I really think? Of course you are wondering what I thought of these little donuts. In spite of being a little overpriced (almost $3) for only five small donuts, the flavor is amazing. These taste just like the cereal. Surprisingly the yellow and green donuts are my favorite; however, they all taste so similar you really wouldn't spot the difference unless you were purposely trying to look for it. 

As a vegetarian, it is very tough to eat at Carl's Jr. as most fast food joints do not offer a veggie burger, but I am hoping this will change in the near future. These donuts are fantastic and worth the splurge. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

First Dinner of October 2018

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I am always innovative in the kitchen and if you know me already, you know how much I love to cook. Tonight is no exception. As today is the first day of October, I decided to treat myself to a classic yet amplified version of the classic veggie burger utilizing organic baby arugula, red onion, and homemade thousand island dressing (which consists of buttermilk, a little bit of mayonnaise and some ketchup) on a homemade sweet pineapple roll which I toasted using only butter.

The veggie burgers were beer battered with butter before I placed them on the other side of the bun, which was also toasted. I wanted something a little extra to this vegetarian comfort food so I took the liberties of adding some classic veggie bacon which was also beer battered in butter.

Amazing right?

And that is not all. To cheese it up, I used mozzarella and butter in a hot pan followed by a teaspoon of cream to melt the cheese down before drenching both the bacon and burger in it (the cheese that is). I added some of the cheese to the bottom bun for good measure and to make it that much more appealing. Who doesn't love cheese?

I didn't add anything else to the veggie burgers, but did enjoy them with Perrier mineral water. This is 100% vegetarian. You could create a vegan version of this using plant-based cheese and sauces instead of dairy.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Thank you so much Farshid

Thank you so much, Farshid. I am honored to call you family. You are an amazing soul to think of me when you went to Turkey this. My wonderful uncle Farshid took a trip to Turkey to visit family, friends and his beautiful girlfriend. 

He bought some great gifts for me which consists of Koska Pasha Turkish Delight and Kurukahveci Nuri Toplar Coffee. Farshid knows how much I love and appreciate Turkish food, especially the sweet stuff. I really love Turkish Delight and Turkish coffee is fantastic, especially the amazing Kurukahveci Nuri Toplar Coffee. 

Farshid is a world traveler and has probably been everywhere in the world. Currently, he resides in Calabasas (California) with my great aunt. Mamnoon baraaye hedyeh. با تشکر از شما برای هدایای ترکیه. Türk hediyeler için teşekkür ederim. Mersi.

Thank you so much Farshid joon for the great gifts.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A great plant-based blueberry smoothie

Today I made a plant-based smoothie with blueberries, blackberries, Vita Coco coconut water, Silk coconut milk and NOW Foods coconut sugar. I am going to drink this before I workout today. I already tasted some and it truly epitomizes "amazing" in every sense of the word.

Ideally, it is the perfect pre and post workout drink and great for not just vegetarians and vegans, but anyone looking to enjoy something healthy and filling during and after your workout. 

When it comes to working out, I cannot eat before I workout, as it makes me feel a little nauseous. And when I work out, it is usually on an empty stomach or I'll drink one liter of Vita Coco coconut water. Sometimes just bottled water. 

I am open to ideas on what drinks I should make and try. I think tomorrow I will try a different drink. Maybe something with bananas in it. What do you think? 

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 2018: Life Update

I know what you are thinking. I have been a bad blogger. I haven't kept you in the loop nor updated with my life. We are in the year of 2018. I really believe time flies, as I am finding myself embracing Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity in more ways than one. As content as I am at the moment, I feel like my life lacks something. And that "something" is something I need to figure out.

I have been working the same job I have been doing since 2015. I am loving this job; however, I feel like my work load has increased more over the years. I have recently discovered that multitasking is the key to success, as working effectively and efficiently is extremely crucial. I am hoping to take on another job in addition to my current, full-time position as I could use the extra money for present and future endeavors.

Early last month, my friend Angela Spicer died. I met her in 2009 at a casino when I lived in Dillon, Montana. We became great friends, but lost touch over the years. On January 12th she was found dead in Elko, Nevada. She was sleeping in the back of her car and was found hours later by law enforcement. They investigated her death and determined it was a suicide. Angela had a history of this; however, I believe it was a combination of stress, not eating and diabetes which exacerbated this. When I found out she died I was very sad. She was just 35 years old.

A lot of you have emailed me asking about Joe. Joe and I decided to break up in late 2016. We have remained great friends since. He has been there for me through a lot that has happened including the death of my dear cat Murphy in 2017. Not to mention my ongoing support of president Donald Trump, who he also supports. I have no further comment in regards to this. I have known Joe for over 20 years and have no hate in my heart for him. I talked to him a few days ago about his music.

Some of you asked what happened to SarahAfsharBeauty (the domain). I decided that I am not interested in using it anymore, as I wanted to add the content from there to this site (or blog). I wanted to bring this up, as quite a few you of asked about the weird redirects from the site. Someone bought the domain and is currently using it to host and sell cars. In fact, when you visit the site you will see this very awkward redirect. It is very bizarre. The domain is selling for thousands of dollars also and was purchased this month. I have no idea who purchased it or who currently owns it, but the domain is no longer associated with me. I've been told a true crime podcaster bought the domain and is using it to buy and sell cars. Almost like an affiliate publishing scam. Either way, the domain is no longer mine.

It is February 9, 2018 and still no justice for the stalking and murder of Morgan Ingram. I feel like Toni Ingram and Steve Ingram are getting robbed by law enforcement. Morgan Ingram deserves justice, as it is very clear she was murdered. Just one look at the autopsy photos and you will be able to see it was a homicide. My heart continues to break as no justice is happening, but I am hoping eventually it will. Will 2018 be the year? Probably not, but only one can hope and pray.

I will do my best to keep you all updated with my life. At least more often than not. Until then, I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Starbucks Share Event

As some of you may or may not know, Starbucks is currently having a share event. This share event is allowing you to buy one drink and get a second one free. The event starts tomorrow (Thursday, November 9, 2017) and ends Monday, November 13, 2017. 

I love Starbucks, so I will definitely be participating in this event. If you want to receive your share event alert, simply tweet Starbucks on Twitter @Starbucks with the hashtag #ShareEvent to receive your alert. 

I'm thinking a Venti sized Cinnamon Dolce Frappe sounds great with almond milk, a blonde espresso shot and lots of whipped cream. What do you think? 

Friday, August 26, 2016

NAKED Green Machine Juice

I have to be honest, I love healthy juices; however, I am not one to really enjoy the pre-made, store bought kind as they tend to be extremely overpriced for what you get and taste just "ok". And most of the time, you never know what is exactly in them. Recently, I discovered how much I love and appreciate the NAKED Green Machine juice. The juice combines 2 apples (with an additional 3/4 of an apple), 1/3 of a mango, 1/12 of a pineapple, a half of a banana, and 1/3 of a kiwi fruit. This is just one serving. In addition to these fruits, the juice is boosted with spirulina (1,335 mg), alfalfa (409) mg, broccoli (102 mg), spinach (102 mg), barley grass (76 mg), wheatgrass (76 mg), kale (51 mg), garlic (51 mg), ginger (51 mg) and parsley (51 mg).
 
Not only does it taste amazing, but it is filled with so many incredible nutrients. The taste is sweet, but not sickening sweet where you can barely stand it. You can barely taste the savory notes from the nutrients, but you can tell they exist. With 63 grams of carbohydrates in just one serving, this juice 270 calories. It is high in vitamin B12 and vitamin C. And it contains 4 grams of protein per serving.


It is free of genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) and contains no added preservatives or fillers, which is quite impressive to find. I want to also note, I am so happy a lot of these companies are not modifying ingredients anymore. I understand they are trying to increase shelf life, but this will not increase human life and/or expectancy.
 
On a practical note, I enjoy this juice because it gives me great energy and on serving is great for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner and those special moments in between those meals. If you are looking to incorporate a great, healthy juice into your diet, I highly recommend this one. For more information visit NAKED Juice today.