And that smell, that made you feel like Marco polo himself came to serve you this dish ..… *Sigh*
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Eid ul Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is an annual holiday that Muslims celebrate. It teaches us not only of the joy of giving, but of the strength required for sacrifice, and makes us aware of how much we have to be truly grateful for in this world. When you start to think of… Continue reading 5 #Eid ul Adha Treats, with a #recipe! (#Muslim #food #love #happiness)
I was born into one of those blessed homes where the lady of the house (a.k.a. my mommy) is a power-machine, cooking, cleaning, sewing, painting, and all those other lovely things a perfect woman is supposed to do. Now the down side of growing up a-midst bundles of delicious food, custom-made Eid clothes, and an active,… Continue reading How to Impress the Aunties
It had been month’s since I had promised one of our closest family friends a full Zainab-cooked meal. Somehow or the other, I always had exams coming up. What could I do? The semester system was what it was. So as soon as I got a few days away from my books, my mother coerced… Continue reading Ratatouille Rumble
So with mom gone for Umrah to Saudi Arabia, Dad expecting dinner ready at aftaar time, my brother hungry after a hard day at work, and a bunch of friends coming over, I had little time to relax and even less time to cook! I needed something simple, easy, and delicious. It had to filling… Continue reading Running the Kitchen – Day 2 (Zucchini Corn Pancakes!)
A few weeks ago, my mother decided to take a trip outside the country, for two weeks, and leave me in charge. I don’t have any younger siblings, so “in charge” might not mean what you’re thinking. Let’s be more specific – she left me in charge of the kitchen. In almost every Pakistani household,… Continue reading Running the Kitchen – Day 1 (Feisty Summer Pasta)