April 26, 2020

Falooda is a popular South Asian drink or dessert that consists of a rose syrup sweet milk with an array of add ins. From basil seeds to vermicelli noodles, jello, nuts, fruits and even topped with ice cream or kulfi. It's an indulgent drink, but one all ages enjoy....

April 23, 2020

Some of my most asked questions this time of year are, what are your favorite Ramadan recipes? Can you please compile a list of your own recipes? Can you tell us which quick and easy recipes of yours we can use to meal prep during this busy, blessed month? Recipes that...

April 15, 2020

Every year I get asked what or how I prep my kitchen for Ramadan. And the answer is always, "The Essentials." Now I know many of you think, she probably stocks her freezer, preps half her meals and has everything ready. And the simple answer is no, not always. 

With you...

April 12, 2020

Aloo Cutlets, also known as Potato Cutlets are a spice mashed potato, stuffed with ground meat for a surprise. Breaded in flour, egg and occasionally breadcrumbs, these delicious cutlets are a true treat with minimal ingredients. 

My dads absolute favorite kebab and one...

April 12, 2020

An Instant Pot recipe for Chicken Shami Kebabs. These are an easy and simple, kid approved recipe of chicken and lentils. You can get my Meat Shami Kebab recipe by clicking here. This is a seperate recipe for ones using chicken and lighter spices for young kids. One of...

April 2, 2020

Crepes are a thin French pancake. Pancake like batter but much thinner, folded and rolled with filling and toppings once cooked to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

My boys absolutely love crepes of all kinds. Especially as dessert or a treat. The queen of crepes is my yo...

March 21, 2020

Vermicelli is a type of noodle used in many Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. It's a very thin noodle that is generally fried or roasted and then steamed or boiled into a dish.

Vermicelli rice is a dish I grew up eating not at home, but at all the local Mediterranean res...

February 25, 2020

I recently did a Global Story Hop on Instagram, where different bloggers get together and choose a country, then pick a popular dish from that chosen country. It's a way to not only connect with other bloggers in the scene but also a great way to learn about different...

January 7, 2020

A bone broth made using meat or poultry, as the base for pilaf or soups. Yakhni meaning stock, Shorba meaning liquid. Traditionally made when one is sick and trying to heal due to its nutritional benefits from the meat bone and the added ginger and turmeric to help wit...

November 20, 2019

A staple and one I grew up enjoying as a kid. Chicken Salad Sandwiches were a go to for my mom and now for me. Play dates, unexpected guest, tea party snacks and lunch. 

One that all ages enjoy. Soft for those little toddlers but filling enough for those active gro...

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I'm Zakiya. Blending my love of cooking and crafting while running around after three little boys making my own Blend of Spice.

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