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Lamb Chelo Kebab

Lamb Chelo Kebab

Thinking about Persian food brings to mind the dazzling sabzi khordan, array of kebabs, magnificent naans & pilafs and also the saffron, pistachios, rose petals & rose water, preserved limes and barberries. I grew up in a house where Persian was just as common a language as Urdu, Kashmiri and English. Persian poetry couplets were […]

Henna Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Henna Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Hi you guys! Yes, I am back. It’s been a while since I blogged and what better way to get right back in than with some delicious sugar cookies dressed up in Henna motifs. These henna cookies are in fact my first try with doing anything remotely artistic. I have never been a very artsy […]

Whole Wheat Banana Bundt Cake  #Bundtbakers

Whole Wheat Banana Bundt Cake #Bundtbakers

The theme for September Bundt Bakers was to Create a “Healthy Cheat, Sneak or Substitute” recipe.  Hiding a vegetable in your  cake, substitute apple sauce or banana instead of oil, or try out an alternative oil or flour. I chose to make the Whole Wheat Banana Bundt Cake as the healthy cheat.  Not only does it […]

Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

  The Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry, is a good example of a unique fusion of cultures and modern convenience. Without any sacrifice in flavors the dish comes together quickly. Cooking goat meat on stove top can take hours sometimes and there is always the constant stirring. If you have a few minutes to brown […]

Apple Sharlotka Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Apple Sharlotka Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Long, luxurious days of summer are almost over and kids are back in school. New year of learning, new challenges and new ways of having fun is all on the cards for the teen. She wasn’t really excited about school starting again. After all it means no sleep ins in the morning and no more […]

Black Forest Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Black Forest Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

I must have an insanity gene somewhere. It’s often hidden under various guises but at times I see it raising its head. Why else would I take my teen’s favorite favorite favorite cookies and turn them into black forest cookies? I know she likes her chocolate cookies to be left alone! I know because she […]