Bacon is popular pork speciality around the world. As a vegetarian, I find myself discovering new ways to recreate this carnivore classic. So, is it possible to make fake bacon? Yes. In fact, I decided to create and try a new facon recipe.
With Spring approaching, there are a lot of fabulous ways to embrace this season. One of them is with color. The right shades can transform your entire look, giving you something fresh. So, what colors should you add to your Spring wardrobe?
‘Donyaye Vaghei’ meaning ‘The Real World’ in Farsi is a Ghazal poem by Sarah Afshar based on the trials and tribulations of life and how every day is different from the next. Omidvaram rooze khoobi dashte bashid.
When I was 17, I needed a date to the prom. I asked my ex boyfriend’s brother. He had a girlfriend, so of course I didn’t want to intrude. He offered to set me up with one of his friends named Joe. I was intrigued, however; kind of scared too. I talked to Joe on the phone and two days later we met in person.
He was gorgeous, kind, and we hit it off virtually instantaneously. He took me to my junior prom, where he was the talk of the night because he was an incredible dancer. As time proceeded, we started dating and then he proposed. At the time, I was 17 and he was 19 (almost 20). We hung out the entire Summer 24/7 before we broke up at the end of Summer. We were only together for about 4 months before it ended. Why did it end? We were simply just way too young.
A few years ago, I decided to check out Facebook to see if I could find my ex fiance and see how he has been. This was shortly after I had a failed relationship with an UFC Fighter. After searching, I found him and decided to message him. It was something like “Hey Joe, how are you? This is Sarah Afshar. We were engaged before. Do you remember me? I hope you are doing well” or something to that degree. He responded, of course which made it even more interesting to me.
As time proceeded and the communication and chemistry came back (although I truly believe now that it never really went away), we discussed getting back together. Needless to say, I felt modestly reluctant because I had some concerns that needed to be addressed, as I had several questions. One thing was certain, it was evident that I never stopped loving him.
We both continued to live our lives, however; it was very certain to me that he was on my mind. In fact, every single moment I was reminded of the love I have for him. When I looked at how our relationship was fully rather than one dimensionally – when we were younger, we had a connection not many people have. Aside from the chemistry, compatibility, and overall connection; I was aware of one thing – he was my best friend and I missed him dearly. I knew in my heart and in my soul, that I could never find anyone like him, which I believe is the reason why I believe I was never fully over him. After much debating and contemplation, we decided to give it a second chance.
Now, I am 33 and after several failed relationships and seeing what was out there for years, a mixture of happiness and sadness, Joe and I are back together and our relationship is stronger than it has ever been. And he told me he has plans of proposing sometime this year. No other man has made me as happy and when I am with him, I am the happiest I have ever been. He is the love in my heart and the love of my life. And I have never been so happy.
New York City is home to over 8 million people. Recently, when traveling to the Big Apple, I found myself frequenting several Persian eateries. So, what are the best Persian restaurants in New York City?
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Tehrangeles where I enjoyed some of the best Persian food. So, what are the best Persian restaurants in Los Angeles?