Healthy delicious recipes

I believe that learning how to eat healthy is an essential part of self growth. If one intends to grow and achieve, well, they must learn to consume the right fuel. My learning journey took a while (I might write about it later), but I’m finally satisfied with where I am today. Please keep in mind, I am no professional in this field.

Now a top key to eating healthy is cooking and preparing meals and that’s something I’ve been practicing recently. I’ve tried many recipes so far and have collected the ones I’ve really liked. Then I thought, why not post a list. So these recipes are: gluten free, sugar free and mostly plant based. Oh, and CLICK for the recipe!

Vegan Pancakes
Dates Smoothie
Nectarine Smoothie
Mango Smoothie
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Fresh Veggie Juice
Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce

Potato Salad
Spinach Salad*
Veggies & Hummus Wrap

Fried Rice with Veggies
Pea soup
Lentil Soup
Green Beans Stir Fry
Lemon and Herb Chicken
Salmon and Veggies

Plain (Unsalted) Popcorn
Unsalted Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts
Fresh Veggies Sticks with Dip
Bowl of Fruit
Cob of Corn

Turmeric Milk

Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Date Fudge
Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Dates + Nut Butter
Dark Chocolate
Strawberries in Dark Chocolate
Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites

I still have a long list of recipes I’m planning to try out (some include: sushi, veggie burger…) and others I haven’t added yet. So the list is just starting to grow.


Health Inspiration: YouTube channels

While learning more about food and health, I came across I few Youtube channels that have been of great inspiration. Some including green juices, oil pulling, superfoods, eating vegan, delicious recipes, and loads of tips.

  1. Fit Life TV
  2. Holistic Habits
  3. Cam & Nina
  4. Jessica Sepel
  5. The Domestic Geek

Watercolor 01: Experiments

I’ve been tempted to play with watercolor recently and I finally gave in last week. I’m enjoying it so much now I’ve been painting almost every other day. It’s pretty easy and oh so therapeutic.
Watercolor01 Watercolor02 Watercolor03 Also, here’s a tutorial if you’re interested in trying watercolor too. I’ll be posting soon inshallah on my watercolor inspiration and maybe more paintings coming up.

Books I’ve read in 2015

My reading challenge this year is to complete 15 books. I’ve chosen to downsize the goal this year because I want to read self growth books and skip fiction this year. In general, I’m pretty happy with the books I’ve read this year.

  1. Detail In Typography
  2. 7:46pm
  3. God Never Blinks
  4. Steal Like an Artist
  5. Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
  6. The Power of Less
  7. Creative Visualization
  8. Think and Grow Rich
  9. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
  10. Eat That Frog
  11. 1001 Ways to Empowerment
  12. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
  13. The 5 Love Languages

Three articles on becoming a better graphic designer

I read these articles last week and thought they were really interesting. They mention some pretty good tips; some include collecting inspiration, taking lots of photos, redoing designs and never settling on an idea. Each article covers different tips, this is why I recommend reading all three.

1. Sixteen tips to improve as a graphic designer
2. Twelve ways to become a better designer
3. This painful, terrible, amazing exercise forced me to become a better designer

Favorite Productivity Tools

I’m a big fan of technology mainly because I love practicality and simplicity. Pocket is one that I’ve been using for a few years. However, recently, I’ve come across a few more that I’ve been really enjoying. I got more than a few questions about where I’ve downloaded them, so I thought I might as well share them.

Pocket (Chrome): You can save sites, articles and what not. Then you can view them later on your phone, iPad or on the web.

Fliqlo: The pretty-neat flip clock screensaver.

Timewarp (Chrome): Displays the time you’ve spent on a site today, can redirect you to another site or can display a quote you’ve written instead.

Momentum: Opens a new tab with a beautiful photograph, your name, the time and more.

Simple sticky notes (Windows)

Noizio (MAC): Nature sounds.

Pomodoro One (MAC): A minimal design of a pomodoro timer.