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Tazim Damji

Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Blueberry Smoothie with Coconut Milk Yogurt

Quick food most often means unhealthy food. At least, that's the misconception I often hear. As someone who rarely puts together a full breakfast, since I'm generally rushing to get to work or an appointment, smoothies have made all the difference in morning routine. I love how portable, customizable, refreshing, and filling smoothies are. Since I really like starting my days with pieces of fruit, I tend to make fruit smoothies. These days, I've been choosing to include lots of BC ...

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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze #BCBlueberries

The truth about stories is, that's all we are. - Thomas King There are always stories behind the foods we eat, the ways that recipes are developed, and the ways in which the ingredients in our kitchens came to be there. We often feel a connection to the end result—the cooked meal, the baked dessert, the poured drink. Therefore, it may not always be that we pause and contemplate the process. We may not always think about the journey ingredients take to get to us. Picking blueberries with a ...

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Tandoori Potato Naan Wrap

A wrap is an awesome food choice for time spent with friends and family. Here are a few reasons why: You can eat them with your hands They're highly customizable Leftovers can be used up for a quick meal They're self-contained (making them great for picnics) ...

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Texas Top 10

Texas is such a huge state with so much to see and do that one might feel overwhelmed with the amount of choices! A few years ago, my best friend Greg and I went on a two-week road trip through West and Central Texas to visit my dad in Midland and to enjoy the many things we love spending our time doing. Among our favourite places in West Texas are: Marfa, Ft. Davis, Austin, Fredericksburg, and the museums and galleries in Dallas/Ft. Worth. As vegans, we were pleasantly surprised by the food ...

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Vancouver Island Friendship Celebration Getaway

Two adventuresome friends excited to explore the world together—clearly celebrating one year of an amazing friendship couldn't be done with just a trip to a coffee shop or an evening spent at a restaurant. Adventure was calling. And when Adventure calls—I always pick up with a smile on my face. Getting to spend three whole days together with Alex exploring was enough to make me happy. But, going to Vancouver Island–where we'd wanted to go all year–was like next-level happiness.  ...

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Father’s Day Skincare Gift Guide from LUSH

Skincare. It's the gift that the men in my life need but don't know it. When I share the benefits, awesome (yet natural) scents, and how easy it is to use—they want it. LUSH has a new line of limited edition Father's Day products for face and body. The products range from bath bombs and bubble bars to styling cream and facial scrub. I bet my best guy friends would like to try the whole range, but I didn't want to overwhelm them—so I just had them try out the Smuggler's Soul products. ...

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Tips for De-Cluttering your Life this Summer

A cluttered home or workspace can be stressful and distracting.   Although getting rid of clutter can sometimes seem overwhelming, by taking small and manageable steps you can quickly and easily reclaim your space, helping you to feel more calm and productive. ...

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15 Vegan Picnic Food Ideas

Picnics seem like such a quintessential summer thing, don't they? Months before, I see stores get ready for all the picnicking that's sure to happen during summer by displaying picnic-ready dishware, baskets, pretty picnic blankets, napkins, straws, and all that other stuff. It all looks so appealing to me and the thought of spending time in nature enjoying yummy food sounds like the best combination ever! The thing is, I don't really find occasion to partake in picnics very often these days. ...

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How to Plan Your Summer

Though we've had awesome-ly good weather here in Vancouver for a couple months now, summer always seems way too short to fit in all the things that I want to do. The problem is, at a certain point, temperatures get too hot and I end up thinking about ways to beat the heat (which often takes me away from my goals for the summer months) over everything else. ...

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Quick and Easy Mexican Meal for Friends and Family #CreateYourBowl

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourBowl #CollectiveBias Easy, deliciously flavourful meals that can be customized by my friends and family are my favourite kind.   My family has never been one for formal sit-down meals with one person serving up different courses. There were no cloth napkins, seasonal tablecloths, or even enough matching chairs to fit around the small dining table. Casual get-togethers ...

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