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…

Chili and JalapeƱo Buttermilk Cornbread

Note to self: There’s nothing better on a cold day than having a hot steaming bowl of chili topped with melted cheese and a dollop of sour cream with a side of soft warm cornbread. This chili was super meaty and hearty and oh so delicious. A definite must try! And the cornbread?! Super soft…

Gyro Rice Bowl

Note to self: The other day I was looking through my snaps and came across a bunch of people eating Halal Guys. It made me crave it sooo much! Their white sauce is a must and I usually get an extra packet to just drench the entire thing in it. This past year they opened…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Goat Korma (Goat Curry)

Note to self: Korma is a classic. Total traditional staple of Pakistani cuisine. It’s a tomato/onion based curry full of fragrant spices and hearty tender meat. I decided to make this bc our local halal grocery store had this wonderful leg of fresh goat that came in that day and it inspired this dish. Oh!…

French Dip Sandwiches

Note to self: This. Is. Amazeballs. Like seriously…If you have to try out a sandwich this is the one to make and try out! The brisket becomes so juicy and tender that it literally falls apart in the broth. I love adding onions to the broth to give it more body and depth and the…

Authentic Vietnamese Beef Pho

Note to self: This blog post is super late…we just came back from our LA trip and this was meant to be posted on Moudi’s birthday but was postponed until I came back. LA was so much fun! I’ve never been to the west coast and it was an unbelievable trip…we went with my family…

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…

Double Decker Cheeseburgers

Note to self: Who doesn’t love a good burger?! So the other day I was totally craving one and I came across this recipe on Pinterest by the Pioneer Woman and had to try it out. It’s nothing fancy, probably one of the simplest burgers out there, seasoned with just a but of salt and…

Mexican Hot Dogs with Chipotle cream drizzle

Note to Self: Mexican food is totally bae. Smothered burritos, enchiladas, elotes….ugh, so good. I’ve had an up and down relationship with it though because of an unfortunate incident at Taco Bell. I got massive food poisoning and ended up in the hospital with an IV drip. It was awful and one of the most…