Five Do It Yourself Pantry Items

A few days back, I made granola for the very first time in my life. I buy granola from bakeries and local shops to experience different flavors as I have it for breakfast most days. But, suddenly, I noticed that it got pretty pricey, so I decided to make my own. Inspired by how easyContinue reading “Five Do It Yourself Pantry Items”

Wilderness Photography: The Stars

I’ve been passionate about photography for over a decade. And, It was the desire to take photos of nature that pushed me to start hiking and ultimately backpacking. Then, when I moved to the United States and didn’t have any furniture, I was so into nature photography that I spent my first paycheck on aContinue reading “Wilderness Photography: The Stars”

Three Great Spots for Pastries in Mendoza

Recently I visited my home town Mendoza, Argentina, for a month. During that time, I spent my mornings exploring coffee shops and bakeries. Last week, I wrote about my favorite spots for coffee, now I will talk about pastries. Medialunas are NOT Croissants Before I start, I would like to introduce the world to ArgentinianContinue reading “Three Great Spots for Pastries in Mendoza”

My Three Favorite Places for Coffee in Mendoza

I love coffee. The one thing that makes me happy every single day when I open my eyes is knowing that I’ll drink coffee, and I live in one of the world’s capitals of coffee, Seattle. Recently, I came back to my hometown, Mendoza, Argentina, after many years and tried to explore it with beginner’sContinue reading “My Three Favorite Places for Coffee in Mendoza”

Thoughts on Sustainable Eating

Sometime back, I wrote about plant-forward as an eating style and as a means for showing concern for the environment. Today I would like to share some thoughts and opinions of mine about sustainability while eating with the intent to inspire you to eat greener (pun intended). Before we get started, there is something IContinue reading “Thoughts on Sustainable Eating”

Compassion, My Path into Buddhism – Chapter 2

Not long ago, I shared some of the most impactful things I learned from Buddhist literature and practice. However, one key thing that I failed to mention is compassion. In today’s post, I will do my best to connect my current understanding of compassion with the teachings I discussed last time and try to deliverContinue reading “Compassion, My Path into Buddhism – Chapter 2”

How Many Donuts?

Developing a good relationship with food is fundamental to live a healthy life, both physically and mentally. In today’s post, I intend to share some basic understanding of food thermodynamics and give you some perspective about what it takes to lose or gain one pound of fat weight. When engaging in a food conversation, peopleContinue reading “How Many Donuts?”

My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1

The year 2020 was not an easy one for many. Initially, 2020 was the year I had planned to execute a sort of end-to-end life improvement plan, but I wouldn’t imagine how much more challenging it was going to get. By contrast, the hardship gave me a chance to deepen into Buddhism, which I hadContinue reading “My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1”

Persian Cooking: Experience and Lessons Learned

Not long ago, I borrowed from the library the book “Bottom of the Pot” authored by Naz Deravian, a book about Persian cooking. During the latest years, I had the chance to make quite a few Persian friends, and the one thing they all have in common is their praises for Persian cooking. So, sinceContinue reading “Persian Cooking: Experience and Lessons Learned”

What is Plant-Forward eating?

Over the past years, I noticed a shift in my eating habits. As time goes by, I see myself enjoying more and more plant foods and less animal protein. I witnessed some friends suddenly stating things like, “This is it. I think I’m going vegetarian.” Finally, I keep hearing more people concerned about the world’sContinue reading “What is Plant-Forward eating?”