Flip-side: non-Hijabi

Not so long ago, I was on the other side, the seemingly greener one. The one where women run through the fields with shiny locks of hair chasing behind in the wind. Otherwise known as, non-hijabi… a Muslim girl or woman who prefers to dress without a head covering and/ or less modestly in a…

Reduced-fat Home Designs

If there’s one kind of labor I’m willing to be in it’s the labor of love towards my home. Not to say I’m ungrateful for my kids, but goodness sake I’d rather fluff up a pillow than scream in it. Over the years my near obsession with home decor has led to one inclination: the less the better. And…

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…

It’s A Hijab Homie

Hijab. A top covering topic that has sinister implications lately. And I’m not talking about nonzeez*. I’m talking about Muslims. Among our own kind, its led people to believe that one who practices hijab is a fanatic or trying to up themselves on the social scale, or tell non-covering Muslimas around them, “We’re better than you.”…

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…