Guacamole recipe

Guacamole is something I make on regular basis. Given that Avocado is good for your health, there are also many nutritional benefits as well.

So here’s my recipe for Guacamole

Snacks? And healthy? What??

Every day, I aim to eat food that is nutritious and healthy, this also includes the snacks I eat. Replacing my snacks with healthier options has boosted my energy and aided towards my general health.

It’s important that you know how your body works. For example, knowing when you will get that energy slump throughout the day, is a sign that you need to eat a light snack; that is full of nutrition, to help raise your blood sugar levels before it happens.

For me, it’s 4 pm, I have a light snack around 2.30-3pm.

My Business Magazine Interview

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Oldham Business Edge Magazine

The moment I received a call about giving an interview for the Oldham business Edge magazine, I was over the moon. This was my very first media interaction regarding my business; I was excited and honored for this opportunity.

My business idea came from a personal place. It was inspired by my change of lifestyle and worldly view. My business is me, it’s my mirror image, and I hope everyone is inspired by it.

My interview with Oldham Business Edge magazine is about my business success in terms of, investment as well as NatWest Bank support; and, great collaboration with suppliers and renowned manufacturers as well.

My thoughts on yoga wear

I have forever been searching yoga clothes that are not linked to sweatshops and not made using organic fabrics.

Since I practice yoga a lot, especially Bikram yoga, I need clothes that are easy to wear quality and comfortable.

After carrying out some research, I have come across some brands that meet my ethical values.

The progress

I am now far closer to my goal, of launching an Animal-Friendly handbag range. I am not denying; that It has been a roller coaster journey, with many ups and downs.

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Who said, launching your own business is easy? The long hours; late nights and early mornings working non-stop to make ends meet. Knocking on every door to get your product out there, making connections and building relations with people and businesses.

“Blazing a Trail: Fashion on the edge”

 

Hi guys, I have some fantastic news to share with you all. I am delighted to announce; that I am officially one of the panelists for the up and coming event, held at the Manchester central library, on the 27th April 2016.

This event will focus on how other fashion and industry experts and, I have forged our way through the industry and started a business.

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We will also share our secrets of start-up and success; how we started from an idea to a full-fledged business. I am also excited to share my tips and techniques that have aided me to come this far. With all the panel members successful in their business field, this is a great opportunity for you all to ask questions about business and more. You will also get a chance to network at the event as well. 

A snippet about me

My idea started with a personal health problem that made me question my lifestyle and consumer choices. My business is my life experience, it’s what I believe in and want to do in order to make the world a better place.

Other guest members 

Adnan Bayyat: Avant-garde and couture designer

Nicola Hebson: Curiosity Shop & Dead Good Jewellery

Sarah Johnson: McQueen Independent

The event will be held at the Manchester Central Library, in the performance space, and it is free to attend.

To book your place, please CLICK HERE

Progress and Hiccups

This week has been emotionally and professionally challenging. Starting a business is not as easy as it may look; the challenges you face and the sacrifices you make along the way are far greater than you would anticipate.

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Sometimes you lose ‘friends’ and other times you are struggling to survive, with pressure from clients, partners and investors.

But at the end of it, the reward is far greater than all the sacrifices you made along the way. Even when people do not believe in you, you just need to believe in yourself. Set a goal and work towards it, make it your priority, your mission; and once you achieve it move on to the next goal.

You can also get emotionally drained, by trying it hard to please everyone, but if you focus your energy on yourself; you can make a difference and work even harder on your dream.

Surround yourself with people who want to see you successful and be around like-minded people.

With all the pressure and unwanted negative energy, I find peace and comfort in doing Bikram yoga and meditation. I feel relaxed and more focused towards my goals, and when I need to release the pressure built up in my system; I find kickboxing the only solution.

Kickboxing helps me deal with the pressure, and also helps with keeping me physically fit; whereas Bikram yoga and meditating keeps me sane.

As an entrepreneur, you need to set a balance in your life, where you not only work towards your goals but also give time to your family and friends. I have found that balance, what will you do to bring that balance into your life? And how will you keep going despite all the negative energy around you?

My breakfast routine and more

Hey, guys this week’s blog is all about my morning breakfast routine. I am not only Vegan but also Gluten Intolerant as well. So, today I will give you information on one of my morning breakfast routine.

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At least 3 times a week I have chia seed pudding. The chia seed pudding is very nutritional and gives me the right amount of vitamins and energy, that I may need throughout the day.

By adding chia seeds in my breakfast, I am instantly adding nutritional benefits: such as fiber and other Vitamins such as B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2 and fiber.

I also add nuts, as they are full of protein. By adding nuts in my breakfast I always get a rush of energy, which overcomes my body feeling tired and fatigue.

Using coconut milk in my breakfasts adds a balance to my nutritional intake. Coconut milk is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.

Cacao powder is another great ingredient to include in your diet. There are many ways you can include cocoa powder in your diets, this can be via smoothies or even coffee.

When I want to make my breakfast more nutritional and exciting, I add cocoa powder. Cacao powder contains Magnesium, and other essential minerals including; calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, Potassium, and manganese.

My breakfast may not seem very exciting, but it gives me a lot of energy throughout the day, my stomach stays flat and I also feel really great too.

And due to a vegan diet, I can miss out on getting a lot of essential vitamins and minerals, such as protein from meat. Protein is an important part of our health and diet; hence, it is vital that we find a way to include protein in our diet.

Importance of protein

Our body uses protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood this is why I add nuts in my breakfast.

How to prepare the CHIA SEED PUDDING

I take 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and handful of broken mixed nuts, I then add cacao powder and coconut milk in my bowl. I mix the ingredients together and wait until they settle down.

By preparing my breakfast at night, the coconut milk has enough time to softens the nuts overnight, and as, a result they are easier and softer to eat.

The ingredients are listed below

The final ingredient is the fruit dates. Dates add sweetness to the pudding and are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber too.

So here is my Chia seed pudding recipe. I hope you have all enjoyed reading this, please like share, and follow. And watch this space for more exciting breakfast recipes.

My big ANNOUNCEMENT

 It’s All About Entrepreneurial Spark

As you all may know by now, I am collaborating with Manchester Central Library on my pre handbag launch event. I will also be offering ‘free’ workshops in March on beginners level Photoshop.

Now coming to the next exciting thing – I am now officially part of Entrepreneurial Spark, a business growth accelerator, powered by NatWest Bank and key ambassador KPMG. Entrepreneurial Spark: is the world’s largest free accelerator for start – up and scale up businesses.

I am excited about joining Entrepreneurial Spark business hatchery in Manchester, to excel my business at a larger scale, and reach those who are always on the search to buy a handbag: that is made with love, luxurious finish and at the same time is cruelty-free.

Thank you all for joining me on my journey, and allowing me to share my success, and passion for making fashion ethical

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