Hara Masala Chicken Skewers

Hara Masala Chicken Skewers

I had the pleasure of sharing a few recipes with Mashion for their Ramadan programming on Instagram. Here is one of them. Hara Masala Chicken Skewers. I used chicken breast but it is a very dry cut of meat so using boneless, skinless chicken thighs would be a great idea too! The key is to use kacha papita (raw papaya)…

Lamb Chops

Today I have a recipe that will up the ummm factor to your July 4th Barb Q! My family and I recently became Costco members and we have started getting these lamb chops from there. They are really great quality and for those of you who are selective about your meat, and eat just HALAL certified, then you’re in luck!…

Tandoori Chicken Curry

Tandoori Chicken Curry

Chicken curry is a staple in my Pakistani home. Growing up, not so much. it was either Karahi Chicken or none at all. It was only after I got married and had my husband’s version of chicken curry that I started experimenting with my own version. The Challenge This curry is missing a key ingredient, onion, that you will find…

Imli Ki Chutney

Imli Ki Chutney

Tamarind Chutney, or imli Ki Chutney as it is called in Urdu, is a favorite pairing with pakoras / fritters in Ramadan. I love making my own and freezing some as part of my Ramadan meal prep. Imli Ki Chutney   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Zeeshan Recipe type:…

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I’ve been trying to make a ranch dressing that would replace my husband’s favorite store bought brand for a while now.  It has been a challenge but he finally approved of this one!   Homemade Ranch Dressing   Save Print Creamy ranch dressing without the additives and sugars! Author: Zeeshan Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 cup organic whole milk or plant…

Bone Broth

Bone Broth

This bone broth or yakhni recipe is super easy and can be cooked on stove top or left in the slow cooker overnight. This was a staple at my grand parents’ home in Pakistan and growing up I remember my grandfather (nana) insisting we drink this before our meals. Little did we know how great this magic concoction is for…

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry

It’s been a while since I posted any recipes here, infact its been a while since I posted anything at all! Well I just happened to make something really wonderful the other day and thought I’d share it with you guys:) I mean we can all use some inspiration for week night dinners and this recipe totally works because it comes together in under 30 minutes! 

And bonus points because it’s nutritious too! 

Khao Suey

Khao Suey

Ok so this recipe is a long time coming! I have been meaning to post it for a while since I make it often enough. I just never got around to it but a comment I made on Instagram about sharing Khao Suey with friends sparked so much interest that I decided it was time to share my recipe. My family has asked me to post it on the blog many times because it is a favorite and a regular in our dinner rotation.

Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

Have you tried quinoa yet? Or tried having quinoa in a bowl? Well I did, not that I haven’t had quinoa before but I am just loving eating everything in a bowl! This one was extremely delicious and totally hit the spot.

I was in Miami for a conference through my  school, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It was over the weekend and for lunch my friends and I decided to get some tacos a bunch of our other Health Coach friends had recommended. While traveling it is often hard to find  good, healthy, gluten free food but we did  at https://www.taquizatacos.com/menu.htm and it was super delicious too!

How To Pack A Healthy and Wholesome Lunch like a Pro!

How To Pack A Healthy and Wholesome Lunch like a Pro!

Greetings Friends!

How has your summer been? Busy? Mine sure has been. We kicked off the break by getting our spiritual high since Ramadan fell right at the start of summer this year. Then there was travel and spending time with family. We made a trip to Pakistan again this year. It was a lot of fun as always and it was tough for me to return home. I am always so sad to leave loved ones!

We are back home winding down summer and gearing up for the school year ahead! Whether you start the school year late August or early September, this post here is to help you pack lunch like an expert!

How prepared are you to send the kids off with healthy, nutritious lunch? If your answer is “NOT SO MUCH” don’t fret, I’ve got your back!