Following the “nutritious and conscious eating” lecture from the previous post, I want to talk about how aware eating will help us become in control of how our body behaves.
In his article, Michael Ruhlman, from Food52 states that “fat is not bad, stupid is bad” and I agree. When we consume food sold under the label healthy, low fat, no fat, low sugar, no sugar, diet,…etc, but we don’t really take a closer look at what is replacing all those already-existing elements that make food. For example, it has been stated recently that butter isn’t as bad as it was promoted a few decades ago. While the alternative, margarine, is found to be more harmful because of the trans fats content, caused by the hydrogenation process that turns liquid fats, vegetable oils, into solid. Looking at the ingredients list of products we consume, you’ll find a lot of hydrogenated fats, artificial colors, artificial (and added natural) flavors, preservatives, corn syrup, and sugar. Continue reading
Lent is over and so is my incubation with my vegan concept Sprouts.
I decided to plant my sprouts somewhere else because the air got a little bit stifling.
It was a pleasure meeting so many people, some of them are followers of the blog and some are followers of the restaurant, while some are curious to know what vegan creations I was concocting. Very few were the dissatisfied ones, mostly the heavy meat eaters, or the ones deceived into dining at Sprouts. So many recipes prepared, so much pleasure in cooking and seeing hungry people savoring every last spoon of each dish. Continue reading
On an early Summer weekend, my family and a couple of friends decided to have a sleepover and rafting in Al Assi River in the Bekaa. We hit it off for the 3 hour drive, co-piloting to my sister’s friend which made the time pass like a breeze.
We reached there at night, modest bungalows by the freezing river, under the pitch black sky, around the fire that the other groups have started to keep warm. We slept around midnight to get some rest before the busy day ahead. Continue reading
Grilled cheese, baby!
I’ve only met few people who don’t like cheese. Didn’t try to convince them. More cheese for us.
A grilled cheese party has been circulating in the minds of a couple of friends and I. Links with pictures of cheese oozing from between two slices of bread got us all drooling. The craving can only be stopped by satisfying that hungry monster inside. We threw a grilled cheese night! Continue reading
Let’s all rejoice!
I give you the rest of the week off. Just enjoy it.
I have succeeded in making bread at home. Almost from scratch. I didn’t make the yeast, neither did I milk the cow or pick the wheat myself to be ground. That still counts as “from scratch”, right? Continue reading