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...

October 25, 2019

Mukhwas is a traditional South Asian digestive aid and mouth fresher. Mukh meaning mouth, Vas meaning smell is a herbal, natural aid in digesting foods like curries in the South Asian cuisine. 

I remember growing up whenever I was sick or had an upset stomach my gr...

August 21, 2019

This blog post is in partnership with Ziyad Brand featuring their newest product Liyye Seasoning.

Tahiri is an aromatic spiced, one pot rice pilaf. Traditionally made vegetarian and known for its beautiful golden hue. A simple humble dish but packed with flavor and one...

August 9, 2019

Halwa meaning sweet and Puri, a type of fried bread in the South Asian subcontinent. A typical Sunday brunch menu for many desis consists of a semolina sweet porridge (halwa), fried golden puffed Puris and a chickpea stew (channay) and curried potatoes (aloo). Accompan...

June 14, 2019

A meat and potato stew which was a staple growing up. Aloo meaning Potato and Gosht meaning meat. Us South Asians are very literal with our names for dishes, if you haven’t already guessed. LOL

I remember running off the bus after school to finally come home to the...

May 25, 2019

Certain flavors and spices just bring you comfort and a sense of home, especially during the holidays. Saffron and cardamom are just those spices for me. 

Growing up these spices were what my mom used often not just in her savory dishes like Biryani, but significantly i...

May 23, 2019

A chai and Ramadan staple pronounced (PAY-TES). If you’re South Asian you know you can hear all your moms auntie friends pronouncing it like that. LOL 

A flakey, buttery pastry stuffed with ground meat, chicken or potatoes. A side dish popular with your array of chai sn...

May 1, 2019

Tamarind is a tropical fruit with many health benefits. Antioxidant, anti-aging inflammatory are just a few of the reasons many use tamarind. 

Tamarind has a hard exterior but when opened it’s a seeded, sweet and sour pulp that is used in cooking or to eat. It’s an Afri...

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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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