Year of Firsts: Lazy

Hello Friends. I  haven’t forgotten about you and I hope you haven’t forgotten about me. This is a long post and mostly because I have been lazy. Shame on me. Here it goes…

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5/5 Stars. Would drink again.

July 19thimg_51551img_51531 Found these gems. I’m not sure if I would buy it again, but it was delightful. I’d certainly recommend you giving it a try if you find them in stores.

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I love mochi and admittedly picked these up bc they’re cute, but I have to say I was a little disappointed. They weren’t very pink and the strawberry flavour was lacking.

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First time taking a Snapchat selfie.

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Went into Wawa for an iced coffee and this is the first time I have been left confused by a coffee machine. How does this thing work? There were no buttons or tabs or anything. There were nozzles for the coffee to come out but no way of getting the coffee out. Help!

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First time trying watermelon flavoured frozen yoghurt. It had a very Italian ices texture to it. Totally worth it.

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Didn’t even know lavender melon was an option.

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I’m not too sure how to feel about these. The first few taste kind of funny. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but then my tastebuds got used to it.

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It’s the season for watermelon flavoured everything and I’m not complaining.

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Who knew you could buy banana bread without walnuts? I like it more with walnuts but this was still pretty tasty.

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I love kombucha and love this new green flavour I found at Trader Joe’s.

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This was a massive disappointment. I followed the directions exactly. The cookie part didn’t spread out so well. The brownie part was super thin. The flavour was lacking. It didn’t taste good and it smelled weird while baking. Strong pass.

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I didn’t realize how much I loved peanut butter filled pretzels until now.

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I know that juices and smoothies are packed with sugar and while this is nice to have as a treat, this sugar content is insane!

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This is one of those things that end up in your house but no one is quite sure how it got there. Not my cup of tea, let’s say.

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Eurotart is officially my favourite frozen yoghurt flavour ever.

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This is the first time that I’ve been in a public restroom that has an enforced time limit. The world is crazy.

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This is the first time I’ve knowingly committed a fashion crime. Socks and sandals! I know, I know, it goes against everything I believe in. I have an excuse, but it’s not a good one. I was on a train and their compression socks and it was a long ride and my toes were cold and… I’m sorry.

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I’ve officially watched all the Leprechaun films. They’re quite special.

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This is the first time I’ve gotten words of encouragement from money. Thanks, I think.

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Whole Foods really missed the mark on this. First, the burrito was mostly rice and second, whoever cooked this batch of rice has clearly never made rice before. The rice was not cooked and was rock solid.

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First time having Easter chocolate this late in the year. It’s still ok, right?

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First time visiting the Bridgewater Mall. They have this Lolli & Pops store. It’s candy heaven.

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This is the first time tracking my cell phone screen time. Interesting findings.


Well, that’s all for now. Until next time…

Peace and Pistachios,



فوائد واستخدامات ورق الغار – الجزء الثاني

Your Food is Your Remedy - غذاؤك علاجك

كما اسبقت في الجزء الأول من فوائد الغار، فإن أوراق الغار غنية بالفيتامينات والمعادن  والمواد الكيميائية النباتية الأساسية والزيوت الطيارة ومضادات الأكسدة الطبيعية. عدى عن ذلك، فإن طعمه لذيذ وينكه الطعام وممكن استخدامه كأوراق أو كمسحوق أو كزيت عطري. فلا عجب بأن الأوراق لها ايضا فوائد للجلد والشعر وفوائد تجميلية اخرى.  في الجزء الثالث من فوائد ورق الغار سوف يتم تغطية فوائده التجميلية.ب

Benefits and Uses of Bay Laurel Leaf – pt. 2

As I mentioned in part one of the benefits of bay laurel leaves, they are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, essential oils and natural antioxidants. Furthermore, they tastes delicious and can be used to flavor food. They could be used as whole leaves, as a powder or as an essential oil. It is no wonder that the leaves also have benefits for skin and hair and other beauty uses. In part three, I will cover the…

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باقة من المعلومات الصحية الطريفة – جزء 5 Fun Health Fact pt. 5

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في هذا الفيديو نعرض لكم 23 حقيقة مذهلة قد لا تعرفها عن الطعام. الطعام الصحي مفيد لصحتنا وكذلك الضحكة والفرحة والابتسامة. فهذه الباقة  تحتوي أيضا على نوادر وطرائف شعبية مضحكة متعلقة بالطعام. لعلها تكون خفيفة عليكم وتجلب الابتسامة والبهجة إلى قلوبكم.

In this video we present 23 amazing facts about food. Healthy food is good for our health just as laughter, joy, and smiling are. This collection also contains funny food-related anecdotes and jokes.  I hope it will bring you a smile and joy to your heart.

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Year of Firsts: Changing it up…

Hello friends! As you may know, I’m still fulfilling my New Year’s Eve resolution of trying one new thing a day. The last few posts have been primarily food based but I’m trying to branch out. And here it goes:


I love peanut butter cookies but I just can’t love this. I should have been alarmed by the “peanut butter flavored” part. So they’re not peanut butter cookies, they’re peanut butter flavored. And I don’t know why I expected anything else from Quest products. I always see rave reviews online for Quest products and I have to question y’alls tastebuds. It’s a no from me.


After my surgery I was hooked on ready-made protein shakes because I couldn’t eat and I loved the SlimFast shakes, but I can’t quite say the same for their cookies. Totally tasteless. It’s hard for a food to have zero taste at all, but they’ve somehow managed it this time.


Found this watch with a pedometer and calorie burn counter at the bargain bins in Target. I’ve always wanted one but could never justify the expenditure. So when I saw this for $8, I knew I had to try it. I will say this, it really is a reality check that makes it very clear how many calories you are burning or not burning for that matter.


And what did I find next to the watch? I found a power bank for $5. At that price, I don’t expect a whole lot out of it. More to come on how it holds up.


Cayenne kombucha was a serious burn. I thought and worried that it would irritate my sensitive tummy, but it did not. I am not unsatisfied.


I was a sceptic and read some eh reviews about the taste. Whether it does anything, I doubt it, but it was sweet and tasted alright.


I’ve had Annie’s mac and cheese before but never the microwave variety. Let me tell you, I wouldn’t choose to eat this, ever. It was bland. It was a big cup of no thank you.


This is the first time I’ve ordered a calzone and gotten an entree sized container of sauce. Too much sauce.


Got this sample in the mail and I’ve been using it at night. Only time will tell if it makes a difference.


Well, that’s all for now folks. Until next time…


Peace and Pistachios,



12 طريقة سهلة وبسيطة لازالة رائحة الفم الكريهة

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أفضل العلاجات المنزلية للقضاء تماماً على رائحة الفم الكريهة إذا تم اتباعها بانتظام.

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فوائد الخروب المذهلة للجسم – القسم الثاني

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كما ذكرنا في القسم الأول، الخروب يحتوي على العديد من المعادن والفيتامينات، والذي يجعله غذاء مفيد جداً للصحة. في هذا القسم نشرح اكثر عن كل فائدة.

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Year of Firsts: Running out of ideas

This global heatwave has been limiting my desire to leave the house and hence narrowing my Year of Firsts options. With that said, here it goes:



This was the first time my Shams has seen a bug he couldn’t get to, but this isn’t just a first for him, it was a first for me too because Shams lost his footing and I had to catch him from falling. He gave me a real scare and I hugged him as long as he would allow. I love my little adventurous guy.



I saw a recipe for pineapple lemonade and since we had a ton of pineapple that we couldn’t eat before going bad, we blended a bunch of pineapples and fresh lemon juice together. Super yummy and would totally make again.



I was slightly confused by the concept of a cookie brownie. It’s not quite a cookie and it’s not quite brownie but it is quite yummy. 10/10 would eat again.



I LOVE watermelons! And anytime I find a new watermelon flavoured anything, I need to have it. Picked this wonder up at my local ALDI and my only regret is not buying more.



Don’t ask me how, but I’ve never had a Snickers ice cream cone. I’ve had the bars both the ice cream variety and the room temperature kind, but I tend to not enjoy cone based ice creams, with the exception of these. I love Snickers… Total comfort food.



Speaking of chocolate, I usually walk past the chocolate section of the grocery store with my head down because I want it all. This time I decided to indulge a bit and try this German hazelnut chocolate bar and I think I’m going to have to work extra hard to avoid the chocolate section next time.



First time hearing this song and I’m not ashamed to say I really like it.



This is freaky. I uploaded my picture to this beauty cam type of app. They have an automatic button which is supposed to automate multiple features to be their optimal prettiest and this is what I got. Enough said.



This is the first time I caught a picture and a glimpse of my cat looking all jealous while I hug my other cat. It broke my heart. I love my Qamar.



French style yoghurt is a new favourite of mine and I tend to love anything lemon flavoured. I do wish they’d make a lower sugar version though.



My Shams found a new toy. This is the day I realized that I didn’t have to buy him fancy toys and that he was happier playing and hanging out in a paper bag than any other toy I could possibly give him.

Well, that’s all for now folks.

Until next time…

Peace and Pistachios,



غذاؤك علاجك – Your Food Is Your Remedy باقة من المعلومات الصحية الطريفة… ج. 2 — حيل #صحية مجنونة

باقة من المعلومات الصحية الطريفة. نصائح وحيل صحية مجنونة

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إليك باقة من المعلومات الصحية الطريفة…  قد تعرفها لأول مرة!

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فوائد #الشاي ج. 1 – ستدهشك فوائد شاي أوراق الجوافة – The Health Benefits of #Guava Leaves Tea شجرة الجوافة تنمو في المناطق الاستوائية والشبه استوائية. وهي تكثر في أمريكا الجنوبية وشمال أفريقيا. ثمرة وأوراق الجوافة لها فوائد كثيرة لصحة الانسان.