Super Moist Banana Bread

Note to self: This recipe was inspired by Hend. She absolutely LOVES banana bread…and when I say loves, like die hard obsessed with it. When we were talking over the phone she was telling me how sad she was that it always came out dry and crumbly. I made it my mission to experiment and…

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…

Volcano Fried Rice

Note to Self: If you’re looking for a dish that’ll present the “wow” factor this is probably it. With a table side presentation where your guests will surely be impressed. I adapted this recipe from Seonkyoung Longest, I’ve been obsessed with her videos on YouYube and her weekly 15 minute cooking challenges. She’s super fun…

Restaurant Style Salsa

Note to self: I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t seem to work at home…ever. I have no discipline whatsoever when it comes to getting important stuff done, I have to physically get out of the house and go to the library or Panera or Starbucks to be productive. I’m not sure…

Bakery style cake

Note to self: Do you ever have one of those days where all you want is a slice of cake? I feel like that’s the story of my life. I have such a sweet tooth that I get these random cravings in the middle of the night hence how this recipe came about. It wasn’t…

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…

Hash brown Waffles

Note to self: This was something I’ve been wanting to try ever since I got my mini waffle maker…Hash brown waffles! I love hash browns so much. Moudi and I have this morning ritual whenever we go to pray Fajr at the mosque. We stop by McDonalds after and grab their warm crispy hash browns….

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Note to self: Tis the season of pumpkin spice errythang! I love this time of year, the cold weather, the leaves changing color, and when everyone becomes obsessed with pumpkin. Don’t get me wrong…I welcome it whole heartedly! In fact I wish it was a year round celebration…There’s something magical about it AND it’s the…

Vegetarian Korean Jjajangmyeon

Note to self: This is a recipe inspired by Moudi. We were on a YouTube binge watching cooking videos and came across this YouTuber called Seonkyoung longest. She’s super fun and has this segment where she goes live and in 15 minutes has to cook up something on the spot that a viewer requests. We…

Boba Thai Iced Tea

Note to self: The first time I heard of let alone had a Thai iced tea was with Moudi and ever since that first sip it automatically became one of my favorite drinks ever. Once we moved to GA our go to spot for Thai iced tea was Pho Bac, a Vietnamese joint that’s known…

Authentic Pakistani Chunky Raita (Veggie yogurt chutney sauce)

Note to self: Raita in itself is super yummy but there’s something fun and fresh about adding veggies into the mix. Adding a combination of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers gives the raita a bite to it and it’s super yummy to eat with biryani and kabobs. Especially if you put it into a burger or wrap. If…

Authentic Pakistani Raita (Yogurt cilantro chutney sauce)

Note to self: Sometimes, even more than the main course, the most important part of the meal is the sauces that accompany it. We’re a total saucy family…pun intended. 😉 But no, really…Even with curries and the like we prefer the sauce over actual meat. And don’t get me started if we ever go out…