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...

April 30, 2019

Chutney is a sauce or condiment in every South Asian household. It's a staple side dipping sauce for many of our main dishes or appetizers. My Avocado Cilantro Chutney is a spin off the traditional "Hari Chutney." Hari meaning Green and Chutney meaning Sauce. This clas...

April 25, 2019

The stress that comes with making Samosas and Egg Rolls is the wrapping. With Ramadan around the corner I wanted to give a dedicated post on how to wrap the most popular snack item of the season. 

So here’s two ways to wrap the traditional South Asian staple t...

March 8, 2019

This vegetarian, rice dish is full of aromatic spices and packed with flavor. It’s a comforting dish laced with caramelized onions to give a beautiful rounded sweetness to compliment the warm spices. Definitely a dish that reminds me of childhood and my moms Punjabi be...

February 15, 2019

Quiche is a savory egg pie from the French cuisine. A popular item for brunch, and something that can be served cold or hot. With many variations from veggies, to meats, this brunch classic is always a hit at parties. 

I shared my breakfast prep one morning in my I...

February 13, 2019

Who doesn’t love pasta?! Stuffed and baked?! Even better! This is a recipe I used to make before kids for my husband and it became my go-to when I first became a mother. I shared it in my Instagram stories the other day, and well...here we are after many requests!

My fi...

February 8, 2019

Kashmiri Chai is a beautiful pink hued tea with floral notes. Not to be mistaken for a full rose flavor like many South Asian desserts, but just a touch of floral with a creamy, salty flavoring. The hint of salt with the texture of pistachios and almond is what makes t...

January 17, 2019

Chapli Kabob, also known as Peshawari Kabob is a minced meat patty. Traditionally made using red meat but I’m going to show you a quick and simply recipe using ground chicken. 

The specialty about this specific kabob is that the ground meat used is a super fine ground a...

January 12, 2019

Mexican street corn is a specialty not only in Mexico but also in the states. The first time I had it was on the streets of Cozumel with my husband years ago. Fast forward years later and it was literally on every street corner in Florida. 

One of our favorite snacks on...

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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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