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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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

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غذاؤك #علاجك# – Your #Food Is Your #Remedy فوائد #صحية مذهلة لزيت #الزيتون – Amazing #Health Benefits of Olive Oil

زيت الزيتون، زيت الشجرة المباركة ، هبة وهبنا الله بها لكي نقي بها أجسامنا ونحفظها من الأمراض. لقد استخدم زيت الزيتون منذ القدم لاحتوائه على الكثير من الفوائد، وما زال جزءاً لا يتجزأ من تراثنا الشرقي العريق، فنحن لا نستغني عنه في المطبخ وفي استخدامه للتداوي والعلاج. لعلّ هذا الفيديو يفيدك بالمعلومات لكي تبقي زيت الزيتون عادة في حياتك، لحياة افضل!

Year of Firsts: Business As Usual

Hello friends! My Year of Firsts continues. Let’s keep this short, sweet and to the point.


June 22nd


This is the first time I’ve had plantain chips that were thin and wonderful. Most other varieties I have tried have thicker cuts.



First time I’ve had the Trader Joe’s variety of carrot juice. Fresh and yumm.



Do you know how long I’ve been looking for lemon Larabar’s. I can find every other flavour but this has been the most exciting to try.



Seasonal flavours of kombucha are fun. It was surprisingly low in sugar in comparison to other flavours.



I’m not sure if this is a typo or a reference to the Turkish spelling and quite frankly, I do not care. It was good stuff.


I didn’t take a pic for this one but I bought a money order at the post office. It doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it was certainly an experience I have never had before.


With all that said and done…


Peace and Pistachios!


فوائد مثبتة للحبة السوداء – حبة البركة

غذاؤك علاجك – Your Food Is Your Remedy