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…

Copycat White Castle Sliders for 2

Note to self: The other day Moudi and I were watching late night show repeats on YouTube and Jimmy Kimmel had Kal Penn on and that immediately made me think of the movie “Harold and Kumar go to white castle.” It’s brilliant marketing..for both White Castle and the movie…#MadProps….But anyways, that got me started on…

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…

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…

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…

Nigerian Jollof Rice and Southern Cajun Jambalaya Fusion

Note to self: The other day I was having major Moudi withdrawals because he had been working so much. He works at an army base at Fort Gordon and has the dreaded night shift. 😥 It’s kinda hard for me to get used to. Every time I think I’m getting the hang of it there…

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…

Korean Bibimbap

Note to self: This recipe was inspired by Alina, one of my lovely snapchat followers! It was totally yummy and the spicy Korean sauce used to coat the beef was spicy and went well with all the other ingredients. I decided to repurpose the Mongolian beef from the previous recipe instead of using ground beef….

Mongolian Beef

Note to self: This recipe was inspired and requested by Seher! One of my snapchat followers! I love getting recommendations from you guys, it forces me to get out of my comfort zone and try something new and I get excited researching and trying to find the best recipe to use. I’ve never made Mongolian…