Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I feared cooking  squash. The kind of fear that you have of the unknown. This was unchartered culinary territory for me. You see, growing up in Pakistan, the closest I came to eating,never mind cooking, this fruit was the Lauki or  gourd. They all come from the same Cucurbitaceae family. Members include the pumpkin, squash, zucchini,watermelon and various melons.Even good old cucumber is related!

As I became more conscious of what I put inside my body, the  list of fruits and vegetables I consumed grew. There was no way I could ignore the squash any longer. It is such a big part of life here in the U.S!

Meatless Monday-Eggplant

Meatless Monday-Eggplant

This vibrant, purple fella goes by many names. Aubergine, brinjal, garden egg, melongene and even guinea squash. It is commonly known as eggplant because of it’s egg-like shape.

This is by far the most misunderstood and under appreciated vegetable in my home.

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…