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…

Sfeeha (Lebanese Meat Pies)

Note to self: The first time I had this was off the highway at a Syrian grocery store whilst on a road trip to Tampa. And it was AMAZING! The older couple who ran the store were so sweet and accommodating and gave us a few of these meat pies along with some cheese boats….

Caramelized onion and Brie tart

Note to self: This tart is just beautiful but I highly suggest adding a fresh arugula salad on top to cut down the richness of the all the cheeses and caramelized onions and pears. It would work wonderfully for an appetizer or you can even cut it into bite sized pieces and add a toothpick…

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…

Holy Grail Mashed Potatoes

Note to self: These were seriously one of the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever tasted. I don’t know what it is about them, whether it’s the fact that they’re boiled in milk and cream or whether its the surprise pops of whole grain mustard when you take a bite. Either way, this recipe is a…

Restaurant Style Salsa

Note to self: I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t seem to work at home…ever. I have no discipline whatsoever when it comes to getting important stuff done, I have to physically get out of the house and go to the library or Panera or Starbucks to be productive. I’m not sure…

Easy Baklava Tarts

Note to self: So the other day I finally got introduced into the Muslim community in GA. I’ve been here since the end of May and it’s been hard to make friends. Both me and my husband are introverts and shy guys so just going up to random people and starting a conversation isn’t really…

Copycat McDonalds Chicken McNuggets

Note to self: So Moudi and I have been on a youtube binge of watching people make food and we came across this couple, JP and Julia, who are super funny and make these giant shaped foods. It’s where I got the inspiration from when someone requested me to make homemade chicken nuggets. (Shoutout to…

Authentic Nigerian Moin Moin/A la la (Steamed bean cake)

Note to self: The other day Zainab, Moudi and I went on a mission to find an African Market so we could get ingredients for Moin Moin. (Also known as A la la) According to google maps there was only one in the area and when we got there it said it was a hair…

Authentic Nigerian Deep Fried Yam Balls

Note to self: I’m so excited!! Guess what?! My sister in law Zainab came to visit for a week and she brought so many Nigerian spices and powders and tools! We’re going to have a cooking feast! My other sister in law, Maryam, went to Nigeria recently and brought back this really yummy spice called…