breakfast NOW! Please 

Do you love a delicious quick breakfast? I mean come on I’m starving after being awake for 10 minutes and I need food quick. My favorite is eggs and a side of turkey bacon. 2 sunny side fried eggs with spicy turkey bacon  🌶  first you take some oil you can use cooking oil or coconut oil heat it on medium high crack the eggs into the oil add salt and pepper (add chilli flakes and garlic powder for some extra flavor) after the yolk looks a bit dry you flip the egg and fry the yolk. If you’d like the yolk still a bit runny then fry it for it a minute. If you want to fry the yolk through fry it for 2-3 minutes max. Remove eggs and now for the spicy turkey bacon. In the same pan add 2 slices of turkey bacon sprinkle cajun powder on it then flip it and sprinkle powder on that side too (make sure to turn the exhaust on) sizzle to your liking (I like mine crispy) Usually I have coffee and a slice of mixed grain toast. 

Sometimes I’m in the mood for something on the fruity side. I love mixing some brown sugar into plain yogurt and layering it with mixed berries and granola you can add a cookie to garnish the parfait. You can also replace the yogurt with smoothies or flavored yogurt of your choice. Berries can be replaced with bananas and dark chocolate morsels. 

Breakfast is very important and sometimes you just don’t feel like eating anything to heavy. If you really dislike eating in the morning then eat a handful of almonds. Not only do almonds give your energy but they’re rich in fat and great for your brain.  

🍳🍾Stay tune for a post on Brunching and places to Brunch in NYC and Long Island 


Nice to meet ya. . .

Hi 👋 I’m Aruj.

So funky

I was born in 1990 in NYC. My parents and siblings welcomed me with loving arms. I was raised as a free spirit. My first language was Urdu. My first accessory request was a purse. My favorite animals are elephants and dogs 🐶  🐘 they’re loyal and highly intelligent.

My favorite spice is turmeric. I love to reap all it’s wonderful benefits. Stay tuned for some of the ways I use turmeric in the kitchen and medicinally.

Throughout my life I’ve always remembered being silly, being serious was so boring. My husband always reminds me of how refreshing my sense of humor is for him. We bump to songs all the way to work and sometimes  the conversations just take over. Any way our commute can sometimes be 2 hours because of traffic in NYC. There’s construction every which way our Waze app points us. We make the best of our commute.

The environment I work in is very different from any other job I’ve ever had. Working with crystals is such a joy. Each crystal makes you feel a special way and has special proprieties. Sharing my knowledge of crystals with my clients at work is a great gift. Helping others is rewarding in itself. I graduated from John Jay College with a BA in English. For me working at the Bookshop is a dream come true.

Working on 5th avenue allows me to use my sense of style to dress for all four crazy seasons. Shopping for me is a game of deals. Never pay full price unless it’s forever 21 or H & M. The past few years I’ve realized that there isn’t any point of spending on designer clothes. Designer handbags, yes! Shoes not so much.  Also remaining comfortable is important. I will be sharing the many ways I save money and still look stylish for every occasion.

Im looking forward to learning a lot more about all of you. Please leave comments and suggestions below

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Stay silly 😜