I’m constantly looking for ways to make healthy versions of my favorite foods. Allow me to introduce you to zucchini pasta. I promise it’s delish, especially when served with the right toppings. Today I decided to go with vegan walnut pesto, organic cherry tomatoes and a fresh farm egg. Keep scrolling for the vegan/raw version.
You’ll need 2 medium sized zucchini’s sliced into “pasta” using something like this.
1 Fresh Farm egg per person
1 cup organic cherry tomatoes
For the Vegan Walnut Pesto you’ll need
1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups basil
2-3 cloves raw garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of one small lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
Blend all the pesto ingredients in a food processor
Lightly sauté the zucchini with olive oil spray (or leave it raw)
Slice several cherry tomatoes and top everything with a fried egg and salt & pepper
Kayli, Angel and I share our must have products of the month on the latest episode of Mommy and Me. Mine were both books; Puff the Magic Dragon AND Go The F to Sleep. Both excellent- especially the second. It was clearly made for adults like me who’s children don’t have any desire to sleep. I am happy to report that Idris is enamored by books which melts my heart because I am an avid reader myself. Ok, that’a lie, I used to be- now if I get a spare second- oh wait- that was funny. #momjoke Get it- we don’t have any spare seconds! I’ll stop now and just let you watch the video below.
My new show finally has a name- The SASS! Aka The Susan And Sharzad Show. Do you like it!?!? Hope so! I don’t know how many of you have ever tried naming a SHOW but let me tell you, it’s hard. We spent weeks coming up with different suggestions and nothing was sticking. We also LOVED hearing your suggestions- it is so cool to see how excited everyone is for this. After a while we decided we didn’t want the word beauty in it because we felt like that was limiting and who knows where this fun adventure will take us… perhaps we’ll be doing weird workouts in Bali. A girl can dream. Anyway, below is the video where we make our big announcement and also do some awkward accents! Enjoy!
One of my first weekend trips with Michael was to Santa Barbara. At the time we were doing long distance (LA-Chicago) and when he would come visit I would plan the most magical weekend getaways with the hopes of convincing him to move here. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It wasn’t difficult! As I’m sure many of you know it’s easy to fall in love with the beautiful state of California. When you drive along highway 101 (or The 101) you’ll notice that there are picture perfect beach towns every few miles. We decided it was time for another fabulous getaway up the coast, so we packed up and headed out. Halfway up we stopped at the Jolly Oyster. A MUST if you’re into oysters, the beach and fun. (Note-only open Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Arguably the most perfect of all the beach towns is Santa Barbara. It takes about an hour and half (depending on traffic of course!) to get there from LA and it feels like paradise once you arrive. We decided to stay at the Four Seasons and were in a state of pure bliss the entire time. The amenities for Idris blew my mind. He was greeted with a stuffed animal, his own robe, hot wipe dispenser, diaper genie, crib AND a set of baby friendly toiletries. Talk about your LUX FAMILY VACAY. I Like! In true Sharzad fashion, I headed for the spa. You guys, it was UNREAL. I know I may say that about a lot of spas, but this one was spectacular. I had an 80 minute stone massage with the ocean breeze wafting though the door and the sound of waves crashing in the background. #WorkHard #PamperHard is my motto! Enjoy the photos and video below ; )
P.S. The dress I’m wearing is from Lucy & Lyla
You should know by now that I’m a huge fan of bold lips. Whether it’s a classic red for the holidays or a bright pink for spring, I love to make a statement with my lips. Adding a bold lip to your outfit can instantly make you look polished and I always say it’s the lazy girl’s way to bump up your look in no time. I rounded up six great colors all from Maybelline and showcase them in this fun video I did as part of my Target Style campaign. Click HERE to watch! P.S. The ending of this video is definitely my favorite ; )
The last few weeks I’ve been part of Target’s style campaign to create super fun content. (Oh, hi dream come true). My latest video was all about makeup and ways you can bump up your look if you have just 5 more minutes. I used all goodies from Target to create a sexy, SUPER easy, inexpensive look. Click the video below to watch!
As some of you may know I’ve always been obsessed with trying beauty treatments that are new, weird, crazy, scary, painful, awkward, foreign.. I can go on. After years of experimenting (Birdsh*t facial from Japan, Hammam Hopping in Istanbul, Fish Pedicures in Thailand) I finally have a partner in crime who is up for the same adventures as I am. Allow me to introduce you to my girl Susan Yara. It is with extreme happiness that I announce a brand new show that I’m co-hosting with her. She shares my love for bizarre beauty and together there isn’t anything we won’t try! Check out the trailer for our new series below which will be released on Mixed Makeup in Febuary. We’re also looking for a name… Have any ideas?? Leave them below the video! If we choose your name you will receive a SICK box of beauty goodies. CAN’T WAIT!!!!
My family and I were fortunate enough to ring in 2015 at one of our favorite resorts in America, The Broadmoor located in beautiful Colorado Springs. It’s a historic, luxurious hotel with an endless amount of things to do, places to eat, drink and and a fabulous spa to get your pamper on. Even though I’ve been there 3 times in the last two years I find new activities with each visit and there is still so much more to see. The Broadmoor is constantly evolving, updating and expanding. Below are some highlights from our trip that included seeing the property covered in fresh white snow, the stunning spa, and a few glimpses of the food. Did I mention there are seven killer restaurants on the property! Michael and I were also invited to a lux private party held at the beautiful Penrose room to ring in the new year. We had a seven course meal with wine pairings, so yeah, we were pretty excited about that.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. The Broadmoor truly is one of my favorite places to visit. The service is spectacular, the property is breathtaking and there is no shortage of things to do for couples, friends, or families. Every season offers up a new kind of beauty and activities. Want to see more!?! Watch our family vlog!
Have a great week everyone!
P.S. For those asking on Instagram the lip color I was rocking was Butter Lip Balm from NYX in Red Velvet with Cherry liner from MAC.
Oh hi bloggy that I have neglected SO MUCH this past month. Oopsies. I’ve been super busy filming a bunch of exciting new content for my channel and The Mom’s View. I also have a new series I’m co-hosting on Mixed Makeup in February, so GET EXCITED for that! More details coming soon. In the meantime you can watch the latest Mom’s View where the ladies and I sit down with Soleil Moon Frye to hear about her adorable crafts that are perfect for entertaining your little ones. Hope you enjoy the episode!
A MASSIVE, HUGE, GIGANTIC THANK YOU to everyone for helping me make this year so AWESOME! I love you all to bits and I hope you have a happy and safe new year!