Hello Substantial Living! With my time going towards commercializing my pickled products soon to be sold in West Elm, I have missed writing about beautiful and Substantial food and design, so here I am back to the blogs! With little cooking breaks and inspiration gained from people I meet, here’s my new simple 3 ingrediant … Continue reading 3 Ingredient Peach + Fig Summer Substantial SaladRead more.
Hello Substantial Living! Part of my job is to make sure people love their home through healthy food and design. However, the most important part of my job is to make sure people share their space and connect authentically to other people. You know, something a little more substantial. Here’s a really simple appetizer platter … Continue reading 3 Simple Foods to Host Your FriendsRead more.
A few months ago, serendipitously I was introduced to NYC designer Susan Linss by my colleague and friend, Edreece Arghandiwal, CEO and Founder of an innovative video journaling app Jurni, who sent me a recent article in Hypebeast featuring Susan as Kanye West and Hype William’s Production Designer. Needless to say, she is a creative force more … Continue reading Susan Linss: The Mind Behind the DesignRead more.
Sometimes I mix my mom’s Indian bok choy with my lentil bowl with my LIFE pickled vegetable and beautiful flavors emerge -along with healthy food! Life is better together.Read more.
Here’s a yummy healthy bowl of rice, my basil-coriander green lentils recipe on my blog, and my mom’s yogurt chickpea flour curry called kadhi in Indian, topped with cilantro, radishes and cucumber. My mom sends me weekly food because she knows how busy life can get. Today I wanted to give her a shoutout. I … Continue reading Mom’s Life Style BowlRead more.
As we approach the much-anticipated or much-dreaded Valentine’s Day, our Substantial advice to you is to take it as an opportunity to re-evalute your self; specifically love and respect for yourself. Are you being kind to your body? Your mind? Your eyes? What are ways you can start thinking more positively or eating healthier and … Continue reading 4 Substantial Tips about LoveRead more.
Hello Substantial Living, As we all know, tools are key in the kitchen and well just about anywhere else they are needed! They matter a lot more than we give them credit for-and I think they can make or break an experience. Last year I went on a trip to the island of Borneo, Malaysia … Continue reading Design Spoons from the Borneo RainforestRead more.
Hello Substantial Living, We are excited to share a peak at our design team’s latest “before” the ReDesign project in Oakland, CA. This gorgeous loft belongs to our client, woman co-founder of a San Francisco startup. I believe that a home should be your temple-a place to feel relaxed, spiritual, loved and completely aligned with your values. … Continue reading Substantial Living Oakland Loft ReDesign for the MindRead more.
Welcome to 2017! Always a great time to reflect on how to make this year the best year ever. On most years, I fall into the typical ‘more gym’, healthier eating, etc, but this year, I’m planning on focusing on different things. Work-Life Balance: Accepting the fact that we can’t do everything, be everything, … Continue reading 3 Substantial Tips for 2017Read more.
Hi Substantial Living! I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday because it brings people together regardless of religion, ethnicity, status, for one simple reason…gratitude… through eating together. . When I think about how to create the perfect experience, I keep in mind the word “gratitude” and how it can be incorporated into the whole … Continue reading Substantial Thanksgiving with Personalized Gratitude CardsRead more.