Beat the heat with “Lassi”

Philadelphia is in the grasp of a seemingly never ending heat wave. With a high of 97F which feels like 108F 🤯, the only options are to remain indoors or lounge in the pool! As I was walking the kids back from their school, the only thing that kept me moving were these glasses of…

Eid Sheer Khurma

“Aap sab ko meethi meethi savaiyyon wali Eid Mubarak” Translation: “Wishing you all an Eid that’s as sweet as sweet vermicelli” One of my earliest memories of Eid are of my mother writing the above greeting in Urdu on Eid cards to mail to family back in Pakistan. At that time I didn’t understand at…

Spicy Red Kidney Beans curry

It’s currently 1pm here in Horgen, Switzerland and I’m all cozy on my couch and staring out the window at the rain falling down on this beautiful place! The air is filled with a mix of delicious smells. The nostalgic smell of wet earth, the dreamy scent of wisteria and roses, & the appetizing whiff…

The delicious Date fruit

Date fruit, one of the sweetest and oldest fruit around, is the product of the date palm tree and cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C. They have been a part of the staple diet in the Middle Eastern countries and hold a certain reverence for Muslims around the world. It was one of the favorite fruits…

Best Banana Bread Ever!

This is seriously the best Banana Bread ever created! Don’t believe me? You will after you read the story behind this claim of mine. My eight year old son dislikes bananas a lot! He never wants to eat bananas as snack or have them in any form at all until he tried this banana bread!…