Friday, September 12, 2014

Coconut-Banana Fritters

Are your one of those people who buys a lot of fruit only to forget about them until they start to  rot? I am guilty of this-especially with bananas! I hate when that happens! Instead of tossing your overripe fruit, why not cook with it? For these coconut-banana fritters, overripe bananas are necessary! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Honey Wheat Pancakes

If you're like me you're constantly trying to eat healthier...and constantly failing to do so. About every month or so I get this earth-shattering realization that junk food is bad for me and I need to start eating healthier and working out more...and this lasts for about a week or so before I slowly fall into bad habits again. But the good thing is that no matter how many times I fail at my healthy-eating regimen I always tell myself that I can do it again. You may fall hard but picking yourself up is what counts. Anyways, end of semi-inspirational/motivational talk. Let's talk food.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chicken Nuggets

I made chicken nuggets the other day at the request of my youngest brother. He had been bugging my mother for a while for chicken nuggets, and finally my mom delegated the task to me. Since my family eats zabiha meat we don't eat chicken nuggets (and other meats) from the regular fast food places like McDonald's or Chick-fil-a, so hitting the nearby McDonald's was not an option. And honestly whether or not you eat only zabiha meat, eating fast food is really not a healthy option with all the unnecessary, added ingredients

Monday, August 11, 2014

Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream

Three words, baby.

Red velvet. Cheesecake. Ice Cream.

Ok, technically that was like 5 words, but ohmyGod you guys it's RED VELVET CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM. I think I may have gained a few pounds just saying that out loud. This is sinful stuff, you guys. But oh. so. good. And simple. I've said it before, it's dangerous when sinfully good stuff is this easy to make but hey I'm not complaining! This is another ridiculously easy ice cream recipe, no ice cream maker necessary!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Liebster Award

A fellow blogger-friend Iona from Little Cut-Outs, nominated me for the Liebster Award! Basically, it's a way for bloggers and blog readers to get to know the blogger behind the blog! (Did that make sense?) The way it works is that someone tags you with some questions for you to answer, and then you answer them on your blog, then tag other bloggers with questions of your own!

Healthy Dippin' Dots!

When I was little and my mom would take me to the mall I was more interested in the food court than the clothes shopping (honestly, I'm still pretty much the same in this>>>fashion). I fondly remember my mom buying a hot Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll for me. The gooey, sweet, hot mess with the trademark Cinnabon smell. I would always burn my tongue because I was always trying to eat it in haste. Another food memory is dippin' dots! I was actually kind of perturbed by dippin' dots...the sign read that it was the "Ice Cream of the Future" but it didn't look anything like ice cream to me, and it annoyed me. But like many things, dippin' dots was something for which I acquired a love and appreciation.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eid 2014!

Eid Mubarak! I know Eid was on Monday and I'm late (again), but it got pretty hectic these last few days, not to mention that I'm also sick (again) so blogging during all the craziness was kind of hard.

So let me backtrack to two days before Eid. I got my mehendi (henna) done by a friend's aunt and it was freaking. beautiful. She made such a pretty design, and the color came out really dark! (For those who don't know what henna is, it's basically like a temporary tattoo. It's a paste made from the powdered leaves of a plant and it stains the skin a reddish color. Many woman in the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East apply this on festive occasions such as weddings or holidays for beautification, or just because!)

I really wish I knew how to do henna but I am not the artsy/creative kind in the least. My sister however is a lot more creative than me and even though she doesn't like henna on her own hands she loves to put it on others!