Traveljabi – Hajj 2019 Edition

Note to self: So this is an in-depth travel diary of the whole Hajj process and my personal experience. We went with the group IMOF and our Hajj group leader was Brother Munir. He was absolutely amazing and provided a really great trip. I would totally recommend going with IMOF, he’s been doing this for…

Beef Pulao

Ingredients: Foodjabi x Lazeez Asian Cuisine Pulao spice pack #1 and #2 8 cups water 1 cup sliced onions 1 lb beef or goat (that you’ve par boiled) 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp ginger puree ½ cup oil Foodjabi x Lazeez Asian Cuisine Pulao spice pack #3 (scant 1/4 cup dried minced onions) Foodjabi…

Traveljabi – New Zealand Edition

Note to self: Every year my siblings and I try and go on trip where we can reconnect and explore a new location. Last year in March, we went to New Zealand and it was amazing! The best part of the trip would have to be visiting Hobbiton, zip-lining through the rainforests, and the Redwoods…

Homejabi DIY Sliding Pantry

  Note to self: The kitchen is a room in my house that’s the most used but always runs out of space. What can I say, my passion is cooking and I have a TON of stuff, the majority of which are my spices and pantry staples. You can see how I organize my spices…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Gulab Jamuns

Note to self: Gulab Jamuns are basically the signature dessert of Pakistan. Its like a warm, sweet little ball of deep fried goodness and soaked in syrup. I guess the best way to explain it for those of you who’ve never had before it is that it’s like a cross between a dense warm donut…

Easy Blueberry Danish

Note to self: So a while ago some of Moudi’s friends came over for the weekend and we hosted dinner and then brunch the next day. I forgot how much I missed hosting until this moment. It was the first time since being married we had people over to our apartment and I was so…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Chicken Tikka

Note to self: Chicken tikka is a total classic when it comes to Pakistani BBQ food. It’s traditionally marinated over night in yogurt and spices and then grilled in a tandoor (clay oven). Since most of us don’t have a tandoor just laying around this recipe is adapted so it can be grilled or even…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Haleem (Beef and Lentil Stew)

Note to self: You guys…I mean come on…how delicious does that look?! This is by far one of my favorite recipes ever. There’s something comforting about a hearty bowl of haleem. If you’ve never had it…girl (or boy lol)…you’re missing out!  Growing up my mom would only make this for Eid ul Fitr (a Muslim…

Super Moist Banana Bread

Note to self: This recipe was inspired by Hend. She absolutely LOVES banana bread…and when I say loves, like die hard obsessed with it. When we were talking over the phone she was telling me how sad she was that it always came out dry and crumbly. I made it my mission to experiment and…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Seikh kabobs and Chapli kabobs

Note to self: The one thing that everyone asks my mom about her kabobs is how she gets them super soft and succulent. From customers at the restaurant to hotel wedding managers for catering orders everyone dies to know how they’re made. And until today it was a very well guarded secret that she allowed…