Gratitude~ Not Just at Thanksgiving

Gratitude~ Not Just at Thanksgiving

The United States celebrates “Thanksgiving” every year on the last Thursday of November. The day brings together families to  express gratitude to God for all their blessings. Although the tradition dates back to the 1621, it is as relevant today as it was way back then.

Quick and Easy Egg Curry

Quick and Easy Egg Curry

Known as Cut, this dish is a pretty popular staple in Hyderabadi cuisine. But you know what I like about it? That it’s super easy and super quick. I just love that!

Adding Boiled eggs makes this a hearty main dish rather than a side. And if you want to bring it up a notch, add koftas (meatballs)! Since we were doing meatless this Monday, I decided to leave out the meat.

How I Cleared My Acne by Eating Right.

How I Cleared My Acne by Eating Right.

I have had acne prone skin ever since I hit puberty and you’d think it would calm down as my 40’s neared. Unfortunately not. My skin situation spiraled out of control and my angst grew. I tried everything from over the counter skin products to consulting a dermatologist. Nothing worked. The side affects of the  products the dermatologist prescribed were enough to scare the living daylights out of me!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

When I was still overseas and trying to eat healthy I used to search Pinterest incessantly  for wholesome and healthy recipes that would appeal to my palette as well as get my kids’ seal of approval. Amongst the most popular was one such recipe by Gimme Some Oven. It is a great base recipe and I make it often with some changes to suit my family. There are many add ins (cranberries, white chocolate chips, shredded coconut) but if you know me, you know I love chocolate! 

What’s Really in our Food – A Presentation by My Halal Kitchen’s Yvonne Maffei

What’s Really in our Food – A Presentation by My Halal Kitchen’s Yvonne Maffei

This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet with My Halal Kitchen’s Yvonne Maffei. I’ll be honest, I was star struck! But her friendly and down to earth personality made it easy to talk to her. The expertise with which she swaps out the haram (prohibited) for the halal (permitted) in global cuisines is pretty commendable and one that has gained her much love and respect within the community and outside.

Mozzarella Sweet Potato Bites

Mozzarella Sweet Potato Bites

Ah sweet potato! How I love thee! My love affair with this vegetable goes back to my childhood. Sweet potato is a popular street food in Pakistan. Known as Shakarkandi, it is cooked on coal and served sprinkled with salt and red chilli powder.

Mini Pumpkin Pancakes

Mini Pumpkin Pancakes

Celebrating this powerful fruit and it’s relatives has been a focus here in my home. We have been conscientiously eating our fruits and vegetables. Be they raw or cooked, savory or sweet, as snack or as part of a meal. I am truly enjoying fall.

Meatless Monday~ Lauki (Opo Squash)

Meatless Monday~ Lauki (Opo Squash)

You guys! I found the squash of my childhood! Remember in my last post I told you about how my only exposure to squash was the Opo or Lauki? Well, I found it in my neighborhood grocery store! And since it’s fall and squash is a big part of the season, I figured I would cook it for Meatless Monday.

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