Mahin believes that in today's world we are encouraged with values of individualism and monetary success, and while good, it leaves us disconnected in other ways. In her life, authentic connection came from food, travel, and philanthropic experiences, where people could connect to eachother regardless of status, ethnicity, religion, etc. She presents new and exciting Eastern cuisine and flavors and history, savory spices and dishes mixed with Western ideas. Substantial Living will teach you how to appreciate culinary art and relinquish any food-related apprehensions, practice the art of conversation, and experience food and spaces differently. These discoveries will open up a new world, where cooking and entertaining, will become a part of your substantial lifestyle, and inspire you to connect with people in a more sustainable way.