Chicken Shawarma pita pockets

Oh man…how I love shawarma…There’s the burst of lemony goodness and so many flavors from the spices and oh the toppings…mmm toppings. It’s like a pita pocket of heavenly goodness. This is super quick and easy and works great as a meal prep! Just coat them in the marinade and pop them into the freezer…

Tomato Mozarella Panini

Does anyone else really miss the tomato mozzarella panini from Panera bread? I feel like they replaced the sandwich with an inferior flatbread version and ever since then I’ve been craving it. I decided to make it at home and boy oh boy was this delicious! Dare I say…even better than Panera because you can…

Montaditos

One of my favorite lunch places for a quick light bite to eat is 100 Montaditos. Montaditos are these mini baguette like sandwiches that are a staple of the culinary arts in Spain. The crunchy exterior and soft fluffy inside is the perfect blank canvas for a variety of flavors. Some of my favorites from…

Loki (Pakistani Squash Curry)

I remember the first time I tried loki…it was unlike anything I ever tasted and even though it’s completely vegan you won’t even miss the meat. It’s one of the few recipes where, as much as I hate leftovers, I pray it’s still in the fridge the next day or even the day after that…

Air Fried Plantains

The one thing I hate about cooking is deep frying anything. I mean don’t get me wrong, I LOVE deep fried foods…but the process of heating the oil to the right temperature, and trying to get the fried oil smell out of the kitchen afterwards is a pain in the butt. So when I got…

Fall Pumpkin Thai Curry

I will always associate this dish with my mom. The first time I made it she fell in love with it and I always try to make it for her when she comes and visits. And for a traditional Pakistani mom who prefers Pakistani food over everything it’s rare to find a recipe that she…

Thai Basil Chicken and Rice

Now since I had leftover Thai basil from the previous noodle recipe I decided to make some saucy Thai basil chicken served over white rice. This dish is full of vegetables and chicken simmered over a lovely sauce. It’s super fast and easy to make and it’s definitely a must try! Ingredients: 1 cup of…

Baked Bean Falafel Sliders

So I’ve been obsessed with the show Nadiya’s Time To Eat on Netflix and there was a recipe where she made called baked bean falafels. Ever since watching that episode I’ve been dying to try it out and make it my own. I was inspired by her baked falafel sandwiches and made my own mini…

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…