Sahar Aman

Sahar Aman

The author is the CEO & founder of Love To Eat It sharing behind the scenes of my startup journey! Also check out my blog, food and lifestyle titbits for glow getting lady bosses! She tweets as @sahar_aman (twitter.com/sahar_aman). Follow her on Instagram: sahar_aman (www.instagram.com/sahar_aman/) Follow her on Snapchat: Sahar_aman

Is papri chaat really healthy?

Who doesn’t love chaat? All those gorgeous chutneys and crunchy things cascading over boiled chickpeas and potatoes! Of course once you add all those sugary chutneys, deep fried papris, sev and everything else to a humble bowl of chickpeas and potatoes you aren’t exactly left with something that’s healthy. Maybe that’s not the point, maybe chaat isn’t supposed to be healthy. What if it can be though? Enter my Mexican tortilla papri chaat. So why a Mexican tortilla papri chaat? I loved the idea of these flavours and this spin on a popular desi dish. I think it’s because growing up quesada’s and nachos ...

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Dating in Ramazan: Three delicious ways to eat dates

Looking for a different way to “date” this Ramazan? Then check out these recipes for three delicious (and easy) ways to eat dates come sundown. They only take a few minutes to prepare but will definitely give your daily date some serious pizzazz! You only need a handful of ingredients to bring these recipes to life. I like to serve them up on a massive platter and let loved ones pick away at them throughout the night.  Popping your dates in the oven makes them taste even more beautiful – like salted caramel. Ingredients: Honey dates – 16 Sunflower oil – 1 tbsp Himalayan ...

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A delicious post-workout protein shake that brings out the glow in you!

After a workout this blueberry, lemon and vanilla protein shake is total bliss for glow getters! I started adding lemon and blueberries to my protein shake so had to share the recipe. I like certain words a lot, for example vitality and bliss. They are my quirky versions of yin and yang, so I suppose in the coming weeks there will be an emphasis on these two things. I’ve had about one green smoothie so far this year and though I should probably have one or two more, adding loads of greens to my plate albeit in the form of pesto or ...

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After 9/11, I still feel hope

“I am only one. But still I am one. I cannot do everything. But still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything. I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Edward Everett I don’t know who started this war or how it will end – I only know how it came to be. On September 11th 2001, I watched helplessly as the twin towers collapsed. Even a decade after this unfortunate day, the world is reeling from this tragic and needless loss. I was a seventeen-year- old, aspiring to be a writer, mesmerized by ...

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Kashmir graves: Where is the humanity India?

Ongoing famine in Somalia; the Libyan rebels capturing the world’s imagination as they oust Qaddafi; Israel bombing Gaza after Hamas lashes out and more violence in Karachi. After one week of news in our world, I am reeling. These tragic events that I have touched upon do little to explain the sorry state of our world. It’s been one hell of a week; one hell of a month; one hell of a year; one hell of a decade. You might know it and I might know it, however, most of the world’s screams fall upon deaf ears. Nevertheless I am going to raise ...

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August 16, 2011
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Dear Bob Geldof, where are you?

Dear Bob Geldof, Where are you? Somalia is screwed. Famine has caused thousands of Somalis to leave their homes and head across the border to refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia, in hopes of receiving food and aid from international aid agencies. They are finding little help! The other day, on the news, I saw a woman who had to keep tying rope around her stomach to stop her hunger pangs so she could take care of her children. (I can’t remember if that was for Somalia or Pakistan). Starving refugees stand in line, hours on end, outside the Mogadishu’s Badbaado Camp kitchen, holding ...

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Riots in London: A Pakistani perspective

The police sirens blaring outside my window are not just keeping me awake. Like countless others, I sit listening and watching as steps from my doorstep on many doorsteps – London is burning. Over the weekend, London fell prey to ruthless rioting, looting, burning and violence sparked by a fatal police shooting. What began as a peaceful protest has turned into a devastating catastrophe. I happen to be in one of the many locations that have been targeted by the faceless youths. Earlier Monday evening, I was held for 20 minutes while I waited for a police escort, unable to reach home in time ...

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August 2, 2011
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Neck creams: The truth about aging

This isn’t usually my forte – writing about terrorism I can handle, but aging? There was nothing in the writer’s journal about this. I suppose worrying about where Osama Bin Laden has been all this time has finally caught up with me – or at least in the form of the beginnings of fine lines on my forehead. Since I’ve turned 27, I feel like I’ve aged over night. My body clock has definitely kicked in – even the most vicious of babies look like cute little bundles of joy and cotton wool. I’m slightly more concerned about the area ...

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Protect Pakistan from Hizb ut-Tahrir

This past week I’ve seen all sorts of groups offering advice to Pakistan. After the events of June 22, when the Pakistani army stated that they would be investigating four majors because of certain accusations, the Hizb ut-Tahrir decided to put their two cents in. They suggested Pakistanis take to the streets for Islamic rule. I suppose it was their finest moment when they were linked to the Pakistan Army, as the Hizb is being given some of the international spot light it has always craved and needed to validate its existence. As a Pakistani who has lived in Britain and ...

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Charsadda blast: How many more will die?

The events that have taken place in Charsadda are the first of what will be many horrific testimonies to that night in Abbottabad. The people of Charsadda and Pakistan have many sleepless nights ahead of them while Barack Obama can rest easy knowing he has taken out America’s poster boy for terrorism. I remember the moment Barack Obama became the President of the United States of America. I was working at Geo at the time on the US Election transmission, and like countless other Pakistani people, I dared to hope and believe things could change. After the bomb explosion in Charsadda, ...

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