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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Asian Hoisin Burgers

Note to self: I love burgers SO much! Trying new burger recipes are so much fun, especially when the ingredients are out of the ordinary and the flavor profile is super interesting. I found this recipe on carlsbadcravings.com and was immediately drawn to it. Moudi loves Asian flavors and I love burgers so this seemed like the…

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…

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…

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…

Zimbabwean Braai (Roasted BBQ beef skewers)

Note to self: If you’ve never heard of Braii don’t worry, I was oblivious as well until I was introduced to it by one of my best friends. Her mother in law makes THE best braai ever and since she married into a Zimbabwean family I knew I just had to delve into the wonders of…