evepostappleOnce upon a time, there was a woman named Eve, who, unable to resist the luring temptation of a fragrant orchard, took a bite of forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. Perhaps Eve was bored. Perhaps she was ovulating and had a desperate craving for something sweet. Perhaps life in the little garden was becoming stressful or claustrophobic. Perhaps she felt out of control or lacked passion in her life and in order to numb her emotions or soothe herself from Adam's lack of attention or his ambivalence in starting a family, she chose to indulge. Perhaps Eve was an emotional eater. But as Eve soon discovered, neither the bite, nor the whole fruit fulfilled her as she had hoped. Not only did she realize she was naked but that she had contempt for the way she looked. Perhaps Eve suffered with body dismorphia. Eve tried to stop eating the forbidden fruit and eventually avoided eating altogether but that didn't work and she ended up eating until she could no longer breathe. The point of this is that Eve lost her intuitive ability to nourish herself. She no longer had balance in her life and was willing to do any and everything to get that back.

Maybe Eve didn't exist. Maybe the stories that were told are not as important as the stories we tell ourselves.

This blog is dedicated to creating new stories based on the philosophies of whole body nutrition, self-love, intuition, fitness and yoga.

In my journey I have sought to uncover the knowledge and balance which have brought me to a greater awareness of health and this is what I wish to share with you.

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I am a holistic nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, athlete, healthy living chef, and published writer. I have spent the last four years of my life rebuilding all aspects of myself after recovering from an eating disorder. Follow me as I continue to eat clean, train hard, and discover balance mind, body and spirit. zainsaraswatijamal.com

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    Guys I just wanted to share a bit of a breakthrough that I had today: I enjoyed a plate of pasta with cheese for the first time in about a decade.  This was one meal that, I admit, was a little intimidating after recovery probably because of all of the connotation associated with pasta and with cheese and how these are anti-foods for the fit and fabulous.  
As you know, I have been experimenting more when it comes to foods and fear foods in order to breakthrough my personal misconceptions.  This is a recipe that I learned whilst I lived in Italy.  It was absolutely delicious and I can’t believe I went for nearly 10 years without enjoying these magnificent tastes, which I may add are amazing for a lean physique!
Zain’s Venetian Portabello Primavera:
Ingredients:
1 cup (cooked) Brown Rice Pasta (I used Fusili)
1 oz Skimmed Swiss Cheese
1/4 cup Portabello Mushrooms
1/4 Zucchini (sliced)
Dash of Braggs Seasoning
1/4 Tsp Fresh Oregano
1/2 Clove Garlic (minced)
6-8 Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
1 Tsp Tomato Paste
1 Tsp Honey
1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Tsp Whole Grain Mustard
Black Pepper to Taste
Directions:
1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta until al-dente (about 17-20 minutes)
2. Sautee garlic, mushrooms and zucchini with a dash of Braggs
3. In magic bullet or food processor, blend tomatoes, oregano, vinegar, mustard spices and honey
4. Once pasta is cooked, strain and add to sautee pan, mix thoroughly then add sauce
5. Add in cheese and cook on low until melted.  Serve hot.

    Guys I just wanted to share a bit of a breakthrough that I had today: I enjoyed a plate of pasta with cheese for the first time in about a decade.  This was one meal that, I admit, was a little intimidating after recovery probably because of all of the connotation associated with pasta and with cheese and how these are anti-foods for the fit and fabulous.  

    As you know, I have been experimenting more when it comes to foods and fear foods in order to breakthrough my personal misconceptions.  This is a recipe that I learned whilst I lived in Italy.  It was absolutely delicious and I can’t believe I went for nearly 10 years without enjoying these magnificent tastes, which I may add are amazing for a lean physique!

    Zain’s Venetian Portabello Primavera:

    Ingredients:

    1 cup (cooked) Brown Rice Pasta (I used Fusili)

    1 oz Skimmed Swiss Cheese

    1/4 cup Portabello Mushrooms

    1/4 Zucchini (sliced)

    Dash of Braggs Seasoning

    1/4 Tsp Fresh Oregano

    1/2 Clove Garlic (minced)

    6-8 Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

    1 Tsp Tomato Paste

    1 Tsp Honey

    1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

    1/4 Tsp Whole Grain Mustard

    Black Pepper to Taste

    Directions:

    1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta until al-dente (about 17-20 minutes)

    2. Sautee garlic, mushrooms and zucchini with a dash of Braggs

    3. In magic bullet or food processor, blend tomatoes, oregano, vinegar, mustard spices and honey

    4. Once pasta is cooked, strain and add to sautee pan, mix thoroughly then add sauce

    5. Add in cheese and cook on low until melted.  Serve hot.

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