Tag: diy

First January Grocery Haul!

So my partner and I did a huge grocery/pantry shopping 🛒 and I thought why not track my grocery/budget shopping to keep me accountable. For this new year we both want to start eating healthier as well as save money. We like shopping in bulk because it saves us from going to the local market each and every time we need something and anyways when you shop bulk its most always cheaper. So for now on I want to start posting every month my BJ’s haul as well as some weekly grocery hauls here and there. So for this BJ’s trip we spent much more than usual just because we don’t have access to our car ( its being repaired) and took this chance and borrowed my partners mom’s car and stocked up on some staples as you will see..we doubled up on each item. Im guessing this should last us at least until sometime in February. This whole haul cost us exactly $307.50 as you can see from the photo I I didnt include the Perrier nor the 2.5lb of coffee as well as eggs, quinoa and four pounds of cheese ( dont judge 😒😋 )


Bean, Cheese & Kale Burritos!

This is a super easy and simple recipe that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or hell even snack! Super easy to include whatever your heart may desire! Also burritos are a great addition to your meal plan as it’s very easy to include lots of greens in and take less than 15 minutes of your day to make! Check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH3adCumU18


Red Lentil Soup w/ broccoli & Kale

Check out an easy and super healthy red lentil soup with kale & Broccoli video recipe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrTmfEo5yJk


Garlic Pan fried Eggplant

I Hope everyone is having a lovely week. Today’s post is all about eggplant! Since I don’t eat meat, I find that eggplant replaces that meaty texture and is a great substitute. I see a lot of recipes incorporating eggplant in dishes that would call for meat.  Eggplants are a much healthier alternative! Eggplants are a very good source of fiber, vitamin b1, copper, vitamin K, and vitamin b6. I am going to be sharing with you one of the ways I love to prepare my eggplant, and all it calls for is some garlic, parsley, and olive oil. One of  my all time favorite way to eat eggplant is babaghanoush    ( basically eggplant blended with tahini ). Be sure to look out for my simple easy babaghanoush recipe I will be posting very soon! Lets give eggplants some love 😛


  • Medium sized Eggplant ( cut into thin slices, the thinner the faster it cooks )
  • Chopped garlic
  • Parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil ( for flavor )
  • Black pepper, salt for taste 


  • Slice your eggplant into thin slices ( The thinner the quicker it cooks )
  • Gather a small bowl and mix tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, and parsley, black pepper, and salt.
  • Go ahead and brush your eggplant slices with the mixture and heat up your pan.
  • Place the eggplant slices and let it cook.


  • You will know when the eggplant is done cooking when it gets a rich brown colored and is soft and starts smelling beautifully 😉
  • Go ahead and enjoy. If you are feeling a bit naughty, sprinkle with some mozzarella cheese or parmesan!




Cilantro Pan fried Zuchini

I typically grocery shop twice a week. I like shopping for fresh produce every two days and so during the week if I have time. We have a small refrigerator and you could only pack in so much. My grocery list every week consists of bananas, garlic, onions, spinach, kale, avocados, and whatever type of vegetables/fruit that happens to be on sale. I got lucky this week and got a bunch of reasonably priced fresh zucchini ( squash ). In this post, I am going to be sharing with you one of my favorite ways that I like cooking my zucchini. It honestly took me about fifteen minutes or so to have a delicious and a healthy snack as well as a quick appetizer.


  • Two medium peeled zucchini
  • Olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper, salt to season
  • Cilantro
  • 1/2 Avocado to top ( highly recommended )


  • Slice up your zucchini into thin slices and dress them up with your preferred seasonings
  • Place your zucchini slices into a heated pan.


  • Once they start getting soft, add in your chopped cilantro.
  • Once they start getting browned, place it in a dish and serve atop with avocado
  • Bon Apetit!



Smoothie of the week

So every week now, I try to change up my weekly smoothie. I’ll usually stick to a smoothie recipe I am really loving until I get tired of it. This week it’s been Spinach, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, coconut water, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and a spoonful of  Organic Green Superfood powder ( for the additional greens ). I think from now on, every Friday I will be posting a smoothie recipe…and call it smoothie of the week. I would love for you to join me and share your smoothie of the week as well.


  • Cup of mixed berries ( Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries )
  • Cup of Coconut Water
  • Cup of Baby spinach
  • Tablespoon of Chia Seed
  • Tablespoon of Hemp Seed
  • Tablespoon of Green Super Green powder ( Goes by the brand of Sun food )




  • Now once you have all your ingredients, go ahead and blend it all up.


  • I know, it doesn’t look appetizing at all! But hey, don’t judge a book by it’s cover!  I guarantee though that it tastes delicious and it is super packed with nutritious goodness that your body will surely thank you!



Spiced Butter Masala Broccoli&Mushroom

New York City weather is driving me insane. These past few days, it’s been chilly. Sun will  come out now and then. I just want it to be consistently warm! It is already may after all! I have also been really congested lately. Maybe it has to do with the weather..I don’t know. But I do know one thing for sure! Eating abundance of spicy foods surprisingly helps with the congestion! I have been eating variety of dishes that include lot’s of spices and herbs. I am going to be sharing with you my latest favorite super simple spiced dish.


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • mushrooms
  • broccolli
  • 1 cup quinoa ( I used tricolor )
  • Maya Kaimal Butter Masala ( in the flavor of creamy tomato & ginger )
  • Curry powder / Turmeric/Paprika/Salt/Black pepper


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  • Sautee your mushrooms until they are soft, and then add in your garlic and the broccoli.


  • Now go ahead and add your curry powder, black pepper, turmeric
  • In a separate pot of pan, place 2 cups of water and add in your choice of cup of quinoa. Let it cook until all the water has been absorbed. ( usually 20 mins )
  • When your broccoli has started to look soft, add the butter masala into the pan and let it cook on medium to low heat for about 10 minutes.


  • Once your quinoa is done as well as the vegetables, transfer to a dish and enjoy!



5 natural ingredient Hair treatment

My hair has always been on the dry side. Also, it’s super curly. Ever since I got my hair colored about 6 months ago, my hair has been looking very dull and gets tangled very quickly. I don’t wash my hair often and don’t have the time to spend hours and hours detangling and brushing my hair every day. I aim to wash my hair at least 2 times a week. I have cut out all commercial and mainstream hair products out of my hair washing routine. I try to use  natural ingredients and products as much as possible. In most every commercialized hair product even body washes, they all have one ingredient and that is sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS. 

SLS is what makes your cleaning agent foam. It’s toxic and has been linked to many health and skin problems and if I were you , I’d try to stay clear away from any product containing this “chemical”. Look for products that say ” SLS free”..or better yet make your own! You can’t get better than that! I will share one of my most recently favorite homemade all natural 5 ingredient cleansing/ conditioning treatment.


  1. Black castor oil
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Avocado oil
  4. Blackstrap mollasses
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Table spoon of each ingredient, mix all together in a warm bowl and apply it to the roots and massage into the scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse as usual. DSC_0039.JPGDSC_0038.JPG