Category: Food

  • 35 things to do before I am 35

    At one point I had a list of 30 things to do before I turned 30. COVID made it very apparent that I would be nowhere near finishing those things, so here are instead 35(!) things I want to do before I turn 35! Career Deliver a presentation to more than 200 people (Done: Google […]

  • Piloncillo chocolate chip cookies

    I found some piloncillo (raw sugar) while in Mexico City and I wanted to see if I could use it to make GREAT chocolate chip cookies. And I succeeded. Top tip: use a food processor to grate piloncillo, otherwise you will be using grating the piloncillo for a LONG WHILE. Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter […]

  • My baking goals

    My friends know that I love baking. Creating baked goods is a form of therapy and sharing them is an act of love. However, my friends would also tell you that I am not a perfect baker. Have I accidentally undercooked baked goods? Yes. Have I had to completely scrap and throw away entire projects […]

  • My creative pursuits

    Over the past 2 years (let’s just say since COVID started) I have been pursuing more “creative hobbies”. I started this blog, a podcast and am now posting on TikTok. Yes that’s a lot of things to be doing in my spare time. This is in addition to the other things I do such as […]

  • Renewing my vows to sustainability

    In 2020 I set some sustainability goals that I wanted to practice in 2020. Roughly a year later, I audited those goals to see how I was doing. tl;dr – not very well. So here is my renewed committmemt to some sustainability goals for 2021 and 2022. Food consumption Continue eating a vegetarian diet, unless […]

  • Project Cookie Claus

    Note: You can find images from the execution of Project Cookie Claus here.  This is the year I partook in the tradition of the Holiday cookie swap! Since I couldn’t be with family or friends this year, I took to utilizing the postal service to tell my loved ones that I … well loved them. […]

  • Project Cookie Claus – a diary of images

    This blog is a follow up from this blog about how I planned Project Cookie Claus and sent 9 sets of friends packages full of cookies and cakes! The photo diary The initial planning stages  The holiday cards I sent out Chocolate chip shortbread cookies Gingerbread people  Matcha flavoured pocky  Lemon pistachio loaf  Pumpkin bread

  • Chocolate malt cake – Nandos Pakistan Chocolate cake

    What is it? My love for Nandos knows no bounds. Remember my attempt at recreating the Nandos chicken burgers at home? Well I have been at hard at work for the past 2 years trying to recreate the Nandos Pakistan chocolate malt cake at home. This is the result of those 2 years worth of […]

  • A very desi thanksgiving

    Remember how I threw a desi 4th of July BBQ? Well it only made sense to follow that up with a desi thanksgiving dinner. The first one that I hosted at my home. The menu Appetizers: A trio of chips and dips Chips: Tortilla chips, pita chips and crackers Dips: Salsa, baba ganoush and hummus […]

  • Mushroom and Spinach Quiche

    What is it? A vegetarian quiche recipe adapted from the NYT Cooking guide on how to make quiche. Serves: 4 Ingredients Crust: 2 cups/250 grams all-purpose flour, more as needed 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon sugar 1 cup/225 grams unsalted butter (2 sticks), cold, cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup ice water, or as […]