Welcome to The Big Man’s World and cheers for stopping by! I’m Arman– the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind this blog. The Big Man’s World is all about great recipes, epic travels and random rants from all things fitness, diet trends and why my body will never look like Channing Tatum’s.
Born and bred in Melbourne, Australia- I am now also based between Los Angeles and New York City.
Growing up and coming from a mixed background– Food played a very central part in celebrations. I was always taught to finish everything on my plate and food was often used as reward. This was instilled in me throughout my childhood to teenage years and as such- I was a chubby little fella.
During 2006-2008, I spent more nights out than at home and my biggest meal was usually at 3am…followed by another of similar proportions at 3pm the next day. Safe to say, I wasn’t the epitome of health.
In 2009, I made the decision to shed the unnecessary kilos I had accumulated and through trial and very detrimental errors, I’m finally finding my definition of balance.
I have always considered myself a foodie, coming from a mixed race background. I grew up eating Persian and Malaysian dishes, alongside modern Australian and British cuisine.
While pizza and potato chips were daily staples in the past, these days, I am all about healthy, nourishing foods- whether that be for the body or for the soul (gelato, you are my second love).
Through my love of food, I developed a love of cooking and spending time in the kitchen. I am borderline obsessed with putting healthy and unique spins on traditionally ‘unhealthy’ foods or those stigmatised as such. Through trial and error, I’ve come to become passionate about sharing my successful recipes and catering to those who follow various diets including paleo, gluten free, vegan and sugar free.
I aim to share recipes with options (always tested!) for those with dietary restrictions. All my recipes as of August 2014 are 100% gluten free and most have a vegan and/or paleo option.
My one caveat-
These healthy substitutions cannot sacrifice taste. Ever
Oh, and I’ve developed a reputation for my healthy no bake goodies. I can’t help it…I’m obsessed.
It was only through my weight loss journey did I come to appreciate and enjoy exercise. You’ll never find me running unless it’s for charity or I’m being chased with kale. I love weight lifting and even though I have chicken arms, I will one day build these to twigs.
The travel bug bit me when I was born and since then, I consider myself extensively travelled. I’ve been to various parts of Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, India and Japan), Nothern America and Canada, Europe (Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain) and New Zealand.
While I loved all places I travelled, I felt a personal connection to New York and Los Angeles, and am now based between both cities!
Why The Big Man’s World?
Growing up, I always associated with hitting the 20’s to be the end of innocence, the end of childhood. Follow my journey on balancing my passions with entering the big man’s world of responsibilities.
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For press and previous collaborations, you can check them out here.