Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

During my college days, I dabbled in skipping breakfast, but the result was always the same. I would feel lethargic and less focused. Not eating breakfast made me turn to chugging coffee or some other caffeinated drink. Over the past six months, I’ve tried to cut back on my caffeine intake. Every now and again,…

10 Days in Greece (Islands and Athens)

“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle Greece – the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and the home of vibrant tales of gods, heroes, and Olympians. As a kid, the Greek myths fascinated me, a fascination bolstered by Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson series. I remember dreaming of going to Greece and…

The Humble Sweet Potato [+ Recipe]

Ah, the humble sweet potato – the most versatile root vegetable (in my opinion). On the outside, it looks underwhelming, but when you boil it, roast it, or sautee it, the possibilities are endless! While I have been struggling with health issues over the last few months, my diet has had to change. As a…

What to Do in Zurich If You Only Have Three Days

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, Until it joins some larger way, Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. And whither then? I…

Let’s Talk About Coffee: Understanding the Italian Coffee Culture

The origin story: Although the concept of coffee originated in the 15th century, its history in Italy began at the turn of the 20th century. In 1901, Luigi Bezzera, an inventor from Milan, concocted the idea to run pressurized water through coffee powder. Contrary to what some individuals think, espresso is not a bean or…