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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…

latest and greatest costco find

Often times I find my pantry, anything but consolable. It heaves with pathetic angst about having been untamed and untouched for so long. Despite our daily incursion into this little closet of nibbles, most things in my pantry are left untouched. And thrown out soon thereafter. So what is the dilemma? What’s causing me to ignore all…

5 pants that give MOD-esty an edge

Loose. Relaxed. Censored. Flowing. Fabulous. In an era where “skinny” is meant for a latte and a pair pants, I beg to differ. One, I love whole milk. Two, and more importantly, I feel loose-fit clothing is not only hot, it’s the best way to give others around you a heads up. About the fact that a…

5 ways to spruce up a room and score some reward too

There are days when I walk into my living room and say, ughh I need to go shopping. I land at a local store, snatch a pretty lil’ must-have, when it hits me. This horrid feeling that I’m about to spend money on something I probably (okay definitely) don’t need. That same pocket change could probably help a family of four in…

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.”…