Lazeez Asian Cuisine Gulab Jamuns

Note to self: Gulab Jamuns are basically the signature dessert of Pakistan. Its like a warm, sweet little ball of deep fried goodness and soaked in syrup. I guess the best way to explain it for those of you who’ve never had before it is that it’s like a cross between a dense warm donut…

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…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine 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…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine 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…

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…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine 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…

Homejabi Spice Organization

Note to self: This is the best way I’ve found to keep my spices in a uniformed organized fashion. I love this method and I’ve been using it for over 7 years now. Still going strong and the only thing that’s mind boggling is how many spices I’ve collected over the years. I have about…

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…