Healthy Recipes And Precious Times Spent With My Momma

Spent my day off hangin’ with my momma. I made her breakfast, took her grocery shopping, bought her cold-pressed juice and prepared her lunch. Can you tell how much I love her? I love my daddy too he’s just super annoying to hang out with that’s all (haha). By the way, he wanted me to mention him in my blog “tell them his name is Sirous,” he said. Crazy. Anyways, here are the recipes for you. I miss you all so much by the way! Auntie Pouneh, Laura, Randy, Jose and family, Hiromi and Olivier, Akiko and Lifa, Mr. and Mrs. MacLean, Dave and Maria etc. etc. all of ya!

Turmeric, Zucchini and Carrot Muffins (vegetarian, can be gf, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free):
2 free range eggs
2 tbsp olive oil
full 1/2 cup of grated carrots
full 1/2 cup of grated zucchini
1 cup almond flour
1/3 self-rising flour (use a GF alternative here to make muffins GF)
1/4 cup oat milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
handful of raisins
big pinch of salt, pepper, red chilli powder and turmeric (little more turmeric won’t hurt)
small bunch of torn italian parsley

Mix everything together, pour into a greased muffin tin, bake at 160 degrees for 20 or so minutes. Muffins ready when golden on top and fork comes out clean. Let cool before nomnom.
Beetroot Energy Salad (raw, vegan, gf, hipster):
2 large beetroot, peeled and grated
handful of raw pumpkin seeds
handful of raw sunflower seeds
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper

Mix together and enjoy – das it!

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Finding myself on the other side of the camera lately ^.^
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Some big market/fair in Franklin, Nashville.
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Contrary to common belief, America actually has A LOT of healthy food options (Especially in comparison to Japan and Europe). Of course, fried foods are everywhere but so are pressed juice and quinoa salads.
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Makin’ him cook ME eggs (tehe). And yes Lavanya, in regard to your Instagram comment, they were good! So so good with mushroom and spinach. And all organic!
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Tis a never ending pumpkin-shoot.
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Review no33 Juicy Mercy in Phnom Penh

I’m a big believer (also a belieber) in engaging with the “true” culture and cuisine of a country when travelling abroad. So, whilst in Phnom Penh, I ate a whole lot of weird shizz which of course, turned out to be surprisingly tasty and also, a refreshing break for my tired-of-sushi-palate. Now, I won’t lie; most of the local food looked pretty rustic (and often unsafe/unhygienic) but nevertheless; tasted delicious and didn’t give me a Dehli Belly as I’d expected. After having sampled a variety of local foods though, I was itching (figuratively – not a literal food-related reaction) for a clean and modern eatery – call me materialistic. And what better than a healthy juicery; my favorite! Here’s where Juicy Mercy comes in.

Okay, so the prices may be a bit darer than a regular juice from the many street vendors BUT the extra dollar (or two) is definitely worth it and so is, in particular; the overall experience. I ordered a berry flavored smoothie from a large selection and while I waited, basked in the contemporary ambiance. From the feature wall, neon lights flatteringly complimented me on my appearance: “You’re looking gorgeous today” (thanks!) and the AC cooled my sweaty forehead. Definitely worth a visit when in Phnom Penh and needing a break from the Cambodian heat and excitement.
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#22, St.282, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (opposite the TK avenue Pizza Company – don’t be tempted!).