Hello there, my name is Nilufar which is Farsi for the word "lotus!" Since I was a kid, I enjoyed working with my hands so cooking has recently become one of my favorite hobbies. I am a first generation immigrant and was always interested to learn more about my Middle Eastern culture. I found the easiest way to do this was through the food - the techniques and flavors all share so much about the culture. My mom has taught me all she knows and I am so happy to be able to share that with you. Overall, LifeAsALotus is a combination of my Middle Eastern culture with my Californian upbringing. When I'm not cooking, you can find me studying, reading (hence the picture of me at Harry Potter World), or exploring the Bay Area. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to contact me with any feedback or questions!