a rich chocolatey chia pudding that’s a perfect meal prep breakfast or snack Ingredients:2 cups almond milk1/3 cup chia seeds1-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder1 tbsp pure cacao powder1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup1 tsp vanilla extracta palmful of dark chocolate chips *optional* fruit of choiceroasted nuts of choice Directions:1. In a large bowl whisk all ingredients… Continue reading Chocolate Chia Pudding
a rich, creamy, garlicky mushroom pasta that comes together all in one pan
perfectly cooked and blackened jumbo shrimp spiced to perfection Use this recipe to make Alaa’s Pantry, Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw and Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce.
a rich spicy meat sauté topped off with soft-cooked eggs and garnished with fresh greens The epitome of Iraqi comfort food. I grew up eating this recipe, graciously made by my mother on vibrant mornings the whole family ate together. For many Iraqis living in diaspora, it’s dishes like these allowed us to find a… Continue reading Iraqi Makhlama
sweet, savory, spicy chicken skewers that scream summertime Pineapples being bright, sweet, and juicy are the perfect fruit to offset with grilled spiced chicken in the heat of the summer. Pineapples are loaded with nutrients and disease-preventing antioxidants. These antioxidants are bound and are able to withstand harsh conditions within the body and have longer… Continue reading Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple-Chicken Skewers
I was a college student. Like many others I had an undecided major. I was full of doubt, anxiety, and self criticisms. I had no concept of wellness. I was tired all the time. I was unhappy and I was in pain. I developed body dysmorphia and early onsets of bulimia. I would think about… Continue reading how nutrition stopped me from bulimia.
a summer salad or salsa to brighten anyone’s palette with sweet ripe mango tossed with chili and fresh lime juice Mangoes are one of the most widely consumed foods on our planet, and there’s a reason for that! They’re sweet, smooth, juicy, delicious, and versatile. Native to southern Asia this vibrant fruit has found its… Continue reading Mango & Avocado Salsa Salad
lots of spring greens, and sweet berries topped off with a bright ginger honey dressing A fresh bright salad with a zing in the dressing perfect for springtime. The base is leafy greens and try opting for dark leafy greens that are packed with nutrients like folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. Go for… Continue reading Spring Salad with Ginger Honey Vinaigrette
the creamiest homemade hummus, blended with whole chickpeas, roasted garlic, and nutty tahini An authentic Middle Eastern appetizer, oftentimes served with warmed pita bread or fresh crisp vegetables. Hummus is a mixture where the base is chickpeas. Achieving that perfect blend of garlic, tahini, and lemon flavors is what’s sought after, along with a soft… Continue reading Roasted Garlic Hummus
sweet, nutty, crunchy, and delicious – everything you’d want your granola to be Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup hazelnuts 1/4 cup goji berries 1/4 cacao nibs 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1/2 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl mix together… Continue reading Hazelnut and Goji Berry Granola