REFLECTIONS

If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou


Animals and the Law

I have been quiet lately, dedicating time to reading, writing, reflecting, and soul searching; trying to figure out what I want for my career, my blog, my life.  One thing I regret in life is not taking an animal law course in law school. So I bought an animal law textbook to teach myself now. Do … Continue reading Animals and the Law

Dairy – The Not So Good, the Bad, the Ugly

I recently listened to a great panel discussion on dairy by the non-profit organization, Switch 4 Good, and read its scientific report, “Dairy Does a Body Bad.” It inspired me to write a blog post about dairy. The dairy industry has great marketing strategies. I can clearly remember the milk mustache, the “Got Milk?” advertisements, … Continue reading Dairy – The Not So Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Table for Two

Today is my mom’s 65th Birthday! She is the creative genius behind the vegan Persian recipes on the Plant-Based Persian blog. There would be no blog without her. She is “the best cooker,” as my kids say. When my husband and I got married 14 years ago, we were poor college students so my mom … Continue reading Table for Two

Peace Begins with Empathy

I was recently referred to as an “animal lover.” This took me by surprise. I haven’t thought of myself as an animal lover. Not really.  Sure, I love dogs. Baby animals are adorable. But I’m scared of geese; they can be aggressive. I’ve been scratched by cats one too many times. A mouse in the … Continue reading Peace Begins with Empathy

World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day, a day to show that the world supports and stands with refugees. Why am I writing about this on my plant-based blog? Because I came to this country as a refugee, and it is very much a part of who I am today. My mother and I came to the … Continue reading World Refugee Day

Planting the Future

As I start a vegan blog in the middle of a pandemic and a few weeks after the murder of George Floyd, I wanted to begin by saying, Black Lives Matter. Saying Black Lives Matter does not mean other lives don’t matter. I am a vegan. I believe even animal lives matter. Rather, Black Lives … Continue reading Planting the Future