Jamaican beef patties

I absolutely love Jamaican beef patties. The first time I had them was at an Al Maghrib event and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I knew right then and there that I wanted to try and make them at home. I found this recipe by Chef Andre Fowles and adapted it to the ingredients…

Kale Gnocchi in a brown butter sage sauce

Friends with gardens are one of the best people to have in your life. I, personally can’t grow anything if my life depended on it, but my friend Stephanie has a green thumb. So when she gave me fresh herbs and kale from her garden I was over the moon. I decided to try something…

Peach Habanero BBQ sauce

I live in Georgia, and our state fruit is peaches. So when the season comes around for fresh peaches there’s peaches galore. Instead of the traditional peach cobbler or peach based desserts I wanted to explore the savory side of peaches. Hence this easy, delicious peach BBQ habanero sauce. I got the inspiration from the…

Chicken Dumplings/Gyoza

Whenever we go down to Miami to visit family we always stop by this halal Chinese restaurant called Dragon Delight and always get chicken dumplings with our order. It’s our road trip tradition and one that I look forward to so much. Now because of quarantine we haven’t gone to visit family in a long…

Beef Chukandar (Pakistani beet stew)

Note to self: Oh my…how I love chukandar…the savory beef and underlying subtle hint of sweetness from the beets and the spiciness from the seasonings used is so succulent and amazing, you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven. This is my all time favorite dishes in the world. (You can also leave out the beef and…

Orange saffron infused scones

Note to self: I absolutely love the orange scones from Panera and decided to create my own version at home. Mid way I was inspired and added some saffron and I kind of wished I added a bit more because it wasn’t as prominent but it was great warm. The other thing I would change…

Mini bite sized kunafe

Oh boy, do I love kunafe. It’s one of my favorite middle eastern desserts and this recipe is by far the easiest, foolproof, and yummiest I’ve tried. I was inspired by Cook with Dena for this amazing kunafe recipe and adapted it slightly. While she makes hers either in a large pan, or cupcake versions,…

Chicken Pot Pie

Note to self: Now you guys, if you want the ULTIMATE Chicken Pot pie recipe you don’t have to look any further. I’ve made this dozens of times and it’s a fool proof method of making the creamy hearty center and the flaky buttery pie crust. The only thing you have to keep in mind…

Mixed Berry Muffins

Note to self: These muffins are so pretty to look at but they taste even better! Now Moudi isn’t really a dessert kind of person so when he even said they were delicious it really means they came out good! He ended up eating almost half of them lol which is a win in my…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Aloo Chicken Biryani

Note to self: Biryani is the holy grail of Pakistani cuisine. No one makes it better than yo mamma and there have been feuds over whose biryani ranks supreme. I know for most people biryani is a special occasion kind of meal… isn’t made often because of all the effort it takes but the best…