Mother’s day is approaching, it’s a day to reflect on all the wonderful things that our mothers have done for us, and better yet, it is a time to show appreciation for them by giving back a fair amount of gratitude and love. So seeing that this is the month for all women, we are shedding the light on several working moms who are doing their best to keep up between both their jobs and homes.
Our first interview is with Chef May Yacoubi and her daughter Leen, this time we did things a bit different, and it was more of a competition than it was of an interview.
We sat down with both the mother and daughter, asked them questions about each other that tested how much they truly know one another. The results are obvious but it was definitely a fun way to get to know them.
The first question is their favourite meal, which they both got right. Leen’s favorite is anything with teriyaki sauce in it, while May’s favorite is Asian food, African and basically all food.
Who wouldn’t want to have a superpower? Well, basically everyone especially moms, and Leen believes that her mom’s superpower is cooking and baking. While May tells us that if Leen got to choose a superpower, she would choose to help animals and clean the ocean. An extra point goes to Leen for being such an environmentalist, and a point goes to May for raising such a helpful, inspiring daughter.
The point was shortly taken from May for wrong guessing Leen’s favorite color, but well, seeing how the girl is all about the environment, we would have also guessed it’s green.
On the other hand, Leen’s answer was just heartwarming, ‘Her favorite color is green, especially because it brings out her eyes.’
The one thing they both agreed that they have in common is their love for cooking, baking and how picky they are when it comes to food.
May also shared with us her feeling when she found out she’s pregnant, she says as her first child, she was happy and then she got scared a bit, but shortly after, that feeling turned into excitement and she started counting down the days.
Her husband shared the exact same feeling, ‘you’re never really ready to be a mom or a dad.” She added.
Their choice for the name has the cutest story behind it, May told us that she had her mind set on the name Leen since she was ten, and when she first met her husband and told him this, he shared with her that on a trip to Syria, he met this lovely little girl named Leen, and he, as well, had his mind set on this name ever since.
When asked how she balance between her career and being a good mom, she told us that you always try your best to be a good mom, and that she delayed the launch of her business until her younger son turned one year.
As for the thing that they enjoy doing together the most is cooking, and May told us that the first thing they have cooked together was pizza, which they later cooked for us.
May’s last advice was for moms to never forget to spend quality time with their kids, because sometimes they may get busy raising them, that they would neglect spending this quality time together. What she did was find a common hobby, and now Leen has obtained such a knowledge about cooking and food; seeing how she was practically raised in a kitchen.
“Happy Mother’s day, month, year, every day is a mother’s day.”
Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System
The coronavirus sure imposes a great threat on all of us and while we can’t completely eliminate the risk, one thing we can do is eat healthier food that can help boost our immune system which is responsible for fighting the virus.
So stay safe and plan your meals to include the following powerful immune system booster!
Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells, which are key to fighting infections.
Popular citrus fruits include:
Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus. They’re also a rich source of beta carotene.
Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many other antioxidants and fiber.
Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Not only is Spinach rich with Vitamin C, it’s also filled with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene.
Nuts, such as almonds, contain vitamin E and also include healthy fats.
Varieties of shellfish that are high in zinc include:
Yogurt are a great source of vitamin D, so try to select brands fortified with vitamin D. Vitamin D helps in regulating the immune system and can boost your body’s natural defenses against diseases.
Papaya is another fruit loaded with vitamin C.
Kiwis are naturally full of a ton of essential nutrients, including folate, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C.
Egypt Made it To the Top of the List Using Oranges
For years, Egypt has been well known for exporting a lot of our unique ancient Egyptian cotton and as you know, most things we import are from China. Everything you own probably has an imprint on it claiming that it was “made in China“.
Which is why we were genuinely proud and happy to hear that Egypt has finally overtaken Spain as the top orange exporter worldwide!
Spain was always well known for their citrusy oranges that has been a top seller for years and years. We’re glad to finally hear the Egypt beat Spain and is currently the top orange exporter worldwide according to Abdel Hamid el Demerdash, the head of the Agriculture Exporting Council.
The year before, charts and graphs showed that Spain was dominating regarding the orange market and trading. This year though, it is shown that Spain has ranked second to Egypt for the first time in history! What?
According to Demerdash, Egypt tends to earn an income of $1 billion dollars a year off of oranges. Ever since 2017, Egypt was keen on making it to the top of the list by showing people how our country grown oranges are the best. Since then, 17% has increased annually on exporting oranges.
It is known that Brazil, India, China, US and Mexico are the top producers for citrus, but all of their citrus goes into domestic consumption rather than exporting and importing.
Egypt’s cheaper and healthier oranges have been flooding the market world wide and has made it on the top shelves of Myanmar, Japan, Russia, Europe, and even Uruguay!
The government has been working in expanding the amount and acres of farmland throughout the years to allow a larger profit and income to enter our country. Egypt has also been a powerful exporter in terms of Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, and even Grapes!
Egypt had faced difficulties in 2017 when Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and even Sudan had banned our fruits from entering their market due to the amount of pesticides induced in the vegetables and fruits thus violating international health and safety standards! Yikes!
Which is why we’re left dumbfounded and honestly quite impressed at the amount of positive remarks and changes we’ve been making recently! Watch out people because Egypt is booming!
Kim Kardashian’s Plant Based Diet for a Perfect Body
We all dream of having the ideal body and perfect health, yet not all of us are capable of keeping up with our health, I mean who doesn’t enjoy junk food? Famous celebrity Kim Kardashian, mostly known for her body, reveals that the secret to her perfect figure is behind the food she eats.
Did you guys know that Kim’s diet is solely based on plants and vegetables? Not only does the mother of 4 strict herself to these nourishing platters, but she also lets her entire family follow the same plant based meals every day and encourages Kanye to support such a decision!
Kim decided to make a major shift in her life and change the way she’s eating back in 2019. The thing is, at home is the only time she eats plant based dishes, when outside enjoying her life, she definitely prompts for a pizza. It’s important to balance out your life rather than cut things off completely.
From sweet potatoes to seasoned avocado slices, you name it, Kim eats it all! Beauty Queen Beyonce has also recently urged her fans to embrace a meat-free regimen. Throughout her entire journey, Kim shares delicious healthy recipes on her fan base to encourage people for healthier better alternatives to eat.
Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip :This is what Kim tends to have as a snack! Rather than eat chips with a can of soda, choose a healthier alternative!
Vegan Tacos: You could still eat your usual food, what’s important is that you add healthy veggies and plants.
A Mexican Meal: A delicious way of getting the right amount of protein into your system!
Fruit and Granola Bowl with Vegan Eggs and Sausage: Tasty breakfast with your normal fruits, nuts, and smoothies alongside Vegan Eggs and Sausages! Colorful!
Sea Moss Smoothie and Avocado Toast : Another great way of having a healthy breakfast or snack even!
Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado Slices: The picture says it all, I mean who wouldn’t want to eat these delicious food?
Another interesting controversial issue Kim addresses is that even though vegetable and plants may not taste as delicious as juicy burgers, it does not mean that you can’t make it delicious. It’s your kitchen and you’re your own chef so cook and mix things as you please, what’s important is that you balance out your meals and truly focus on feeding your body healthy meals that will help you flourish rather than get sick and sometimes even food poisoning.
The reason why Kim chose to change her lifestyle altogether was not just for a healthy prosperous life, but also because she suffers from Psoriasis, a skin condition that makes the skin extremely itchy and also very dry
Making time for yourself is the most important part of your entire journey here on earth. Self love is a crucial first step one needs to not only achieve but also overcome, because this is the reason we’re here in the first place aren’t we? Queen K encourages her fans to take a change by posting her delicious meals as well as helps teach her fans the importance of self love.
There you have it guys, a full insight on Kimmie’s day to day healthy lifestyle. Why don’t you guys try it by trying a plant based diet for week one? Give it a go and you could cook similar delicious meals, it’s a game changer! Healthier food means healthier mind and body, the perfect combo!
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