Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pumpkin Parfaits

It's officially winter where I live in the midwest. A huge snowstorm with over 4 inches of snow brought in the first "real" cold of the season. So these pumpkin parfaits are a sore reminder of the beautiful sweater weather of the past few months. I made these pumpkin parfaits a few weeks back in honor of fall. Now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner I thought it would be the perfect time to share the recipe with y'all. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Coconut French Toast

I was on hiatus for one too many months. You've been asking where I have been. I moved homes, I started school, and life caught up with me. I really needed time to fall back into a routine in which I balanced school, family, and myself with all my wits around me. That meant cutting back on blogging. But I am back and for good!

I'll start us off with a little breakfast/brunch recipe that reminds me of a unicorn on an island in some far away land - it is that magical. This coconut french toast is a reminder of warmer days, beaches, and beautiful weather. I tried coconut french toast for the first time while vacationing with S in San Diego. Oh it was wonderful - crunchy, sweet, and tropical. I knew I had to recreate it. Now it had been months since that vacation, so I was nervous to recreate it but this recipe is just right!

Give it a try and good luck in the kitchen!

Coconut French Toast
(Makes 6-8 toast)

4 large eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (also called shredded sweetened coconut)
8 slices of french bread
Maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, strawberries for topping.

In a shallow dish or bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. If you are using canned coconut milk (which I recommend), shake it well before opening for a smooth and creamy texture. Spread the coconut flakes on a plate. 

Preheat a flat pan (grill pan won't work for this one) on medium heat. Dip the french bread, one slice at a time, in the milk and egg mixture for 30 seconds to a minute on each side. Then dip both sides of the soaked bread into the shredded coconut. Pat the coconut in or drizzle a little more of the egg mixture on top if it isn't sticking. 

Cook the slices of bread for 3-4 minutes on each side or until nicely brown. Serve immediately or keep warm in an oven preheated to 250 degrees. 


Monday, July 6, 2015

Healthy Whole Wheat Parathas

This week, I'm sharing the recipe for these wonderful whole wheat parathas on a friend's blog. She is Mona, the wonderful author of the popular blog,! Here is what I wrote for her blog...

'Mothers are the best cooks, we all know that. This amazing paratha recipe is from my beautiful mom, Farhana. She’s a health nut and that is what is so special about these healthy whole wheat, fiber full parathas. With ingredients like flax seed, wheat germ, and oat bran, you may be put off from this recipe, but I will attest to their delicious flavor and amazing affects on my body! With benefits like being high in fiber, being heart healthy, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, these parathas are really something else. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Mango Ice Cream

Almost a year ago, S bought an ice cream maker for me as an anniversary present. I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it but thanks to the horrible Michigan weather, that moment never came around. I had put it in the back room in my mental palace when the other day, S was like remember that ice cream maker I bought you... Think you'll use it one of these days? I looked outside and lo and behold! It was sunny! Birds were chirping, kids were playing on the field. I decided, today I'll make some ice cream.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NEW Painted Goose Eggs! Great Eid Gifts!

So I have exciting news! I have added a bunch of new products to my etsy shop, Eggs by Wardah. These eggs are hand painted with acrylic paints and varnished with a clear gloss finish. They have an Turkey skyline with the word "alhamdulillah" in the skyline. These would make the perfect Eid gifts!

The next two eggs are also goose eggs. They have a simple Arabic calligraphy design on the with glitter spots. These would be perfect for new moms or house warming presents.

You can find all of these eggs on my etsy page here! Enjoy!
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