Raquel Cabistan was born in Nicaragua and moved to Southern California when she was 7 years old, where she grew up in a multicultural family and community. She is interested in people, healthy yet tasty food, ideas that improve lives, healing the body and soul, and reading. Two of the best experiences in her life were becoming a mother and converting to Islam. She is a mother of 3 children who keep her young, adventurous, and informed about what’s cool these days. She converted to Islam in 2005 & describes her conversion to Islam like a “veil removed from her eyes and her heart.” She resides in the Bay Area.