the costco find that’s a real chip-magnet

MSG. High-fructose corn syrup. Red color this. Orange color that. Half the ingredients listed on packaged foods nowadays are up for discussion. I can’t pick a loaf of bread without being spun into confusion by the jargon they call natural ingredients. Snack foods are on another level altogether. But not too long ago, as I…

Chocolate Chip Transformation

It’s milk’s match made in heaven. Arrest me if you will. But that’s about the only way you could hold me back from a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie. But as you may already know baked goods are rarely border-line healthy. But today,  I have a recipe that will markedly be excusable in the minds…

indoor bbq chicken challenge

In the midst of fireworks, water-works, and humidity-ready-to-kill-works all eyes are locked on none other than the smokin’, hot, grill. And all its juicy tenders that are charred to perfection. I, unfortunately lack the crackling skills needed to face the fired-up pit. But just like every other sane person, the smell alone of bbqed meat, makes…

Simple Crust Recipe

Okay, so I’m big on baking. And my family looooohhhuuuvess French Silk Pie. Since most store bought pie crusts use lard, which is a derivative of pork, and pretty much illegal in our faith, we go for homemade. But then we hit a road block because I am not big on baking pie crust. So I’ve (please don’t…

mango! mango! read all about it!

Making ice cream couldn’t get easier than this. I mean really. And spooning a slice of summer in the midst of a depressing, snowed-in, February weekend. Only God could’ve allowed this miracle to occur. Mango kulfi is, by far one of the most requested desserts on my family’s suga-high list. I’m not much of a sucker for ice cold cream, but this treat…

Coffee’s Best Friend

Fresh fruit is a total summer thing. But winter beckons me to scarf down a warm gooey delight. So on this rare occasion I decided to break the bank and get the rarity of winter, blueberries and support my coffee addiction with a muffin. Not just any muffin, a blueberry muffin that I often fail to…

Blessed Banana-ism

If it’s one thing I love, its saving food from going to waste. A conscious Muslim knows the value of this simple act. Don’t get lost in translation! Faith claims that every aspect of our life, including food, is a blessing from Allah. And each treasure should be treated as a privilege and appreciated as…

Printable Measuring Solutions

The worse thing in the middle of following a recipe is when you run out of measuring utensils and have to rack your brain to find an equivalent measurement with the spare teaspoon you have left. Well not long ago, I saved myself the agony and found this beautiful printable measuring conversion chart. Simple solutions…

5 Ingredients to Authenticate Your South Asian Dish

So on top of being Muslim, I’m also, what’s considered desi… otherwise known as South Asian – of Pakistani descent to be specific. And if there’s one thing desis cannot live without its flavor. Whether we’re talking about food or life in general… we run from dull and bland. And true to this admission is our love…