Often, you would love to have healthy and active hair. The average hair growth is 1.25 cm (0.5 inches) monthly, and 15 cm (6 inches) annually. Age, diet, genetics, and health will determine the rate of your hair growth. Though it is impossible to change factors such as genetics and age, you can control your diet.
Acai is my favorite thing about Brazil. It is difficult to choose a favorite thing here, but it is the first item on the list that comes to mind. Something so tasty and so nutritious is definitely worthy of my #1 spot. Difficult to find outside of the country and definitely not of the same flavor, taste or variety, Acai is a unique treat that Brazil is rightly known for. Whether it’s made into ice cream, a shake, a juice, or even yogurt, Acai is healthy for you and full of antioxidants. In addition, it really is a kind of superfood that boosts your energy levels once you taste it and finish your fill.
I will admit, that the first time I had authentic Pad Thai, I didn’t like it. I was in Bangkok; it was my first trip to Asia and perhaps I wasn’t prepared for the intensity of the locally prepared dish? Or perhaps as I wasn’t feeling 100%, I’d have been inclined to reject any food offered to me? Perhaps I didn’t like that they had left the tails on the prawns? (Yes, you’re reading a vegetarian recipe, I however am not vegetarian). Whatever it was, despite originally finding it distasteful, authentic Pad Thai has become one of my regular meals. I now find that anything on offer in my home country to be disappointing. For the occasions that I can’t afford a plane ticket, I have developed some recipes for my (now) favourite dishes so that I can enjoy authentic flavour at home.
As veganism and vegetarianism continues to rise and grow in popularity, replacing the consumption of meat with near identical plant-based alternatives that are not only healthier, but much better for the environment and, in my experience, most of the time taste better, one question continues to come to my mind.
As much you would love to have a glass of wine in your hand to get you through a hectic, monotonous work week, you can't do that! So, come the weekend, don't stop yourself from enjoying your much-deserved sparkling wine, surrounded by the people you love.