Authentic Pakistani 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…

Fusilli Pasta with Fresh Basil Cream Sauce

Note to self: If you need a quick simple meal you don’t have to look any further! This is ready in under 20 minutes. Super fast, simple and flavorful. I love pesto, like LOVE it and mixing it in with a creamy sauce and tossing it in with some pasta and fresh tomatoes…yes please. I…

Authentic Pakistani 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…

Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

  Note to self: I’ve always wanted to eat healthy but I get turned off by most “healthy” food posts because to me they always look so bland and flavorless. If a recipe calls for only salt and pepper as it’s seasonings I swipe left hard (Is it swipe left or right on tinder? when…

Authentic Pakistani 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…

French Onion Soup

Note to self: Can we just take a moment to savor this picture? How yummy does that look? This was one of the heartiest flavorful-est soups I’ve made and it came out super delicious! I’ve never had french onion soup before but have always wanted to try it. Most have beef broth and wine incorporated…

Creamy Tomato Soup

Note to self: My inner Miami girl is coming out…It’s starting to become colder and colder up here in Georgia and I often find myself waking up with my teeth chattering. Growing up in Florida has spoiled me to summer and palm trees all year round. Not that I mind a reprieve from the heat…

Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup)

Note to self: With the upcoming New Year I decided to make Tteokguk, a Korean rice cake soup that’s traditionally eaten on Seollal, the Korean new year. It lands on the first day of the Lunar calendar and it usually coincides with the Chinese new year. I never tried it or heard of it until Moudi introduced…

Beef Noodle Soup

Note to self: I love the cold…so much. It’s actually one of the things me and Moudi disagree on. He likes room temperature to warm while I’m there blasting the AC and having the fan on high yet still in my socks, blanket and all bundled up. I know it doesn’t make sense to him…

Asian Garlic Noodles

Note to self: Oh boy oh boy oh boy…these noodles are the holy grail of noodles! Moudi and I loved them so much and legit finished this in one sitting. Moudi couldn’t stop eating it and after he did the dishes he went back in for a second round…it was THAT good! The best part…