Month that was, December 2018

Yay! We are finally in December, the month we tend to look back to see how far we have come in our lives. I personally had a very eventful year with cats and food! My blogging was pushed to the back burner and I gave the time to actually enjoy quantified cooking, feeding my fur boys and living with them all day. Most of the posts this year were all published backdated because I wanted to keep the events relevant to the time and hopefully get the recipes also published soon.

I know I have neglected this space and focused only on Instagram and it is not fair that I expect all my blog readers to have an Instagram account. So, I will try to update this space with all the recipes that are residing on Insta Highlights and posts. InshaAllah!

So let me dive into this month's highlights! As usual with all my monthly posts, I will be sharing the highlights in chronologically but they may have appeared on Insta on different dates. 

One Pot Chicken Kabsa!

MFB Challenge - Persian Cuisine - Kalam Polow 

Breakfast with the Girls 

Lebanese Samosa

Rehab's Pakistani popular titbits 

A friend for life.

Zaatar's shenanigans

He hovers around me waiting for me to finish my salah and then only he comes over and sits on my lap refusing to go! :-) 


Dal Chawal

When our lunch became bowls instead of plates...

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My two other boys Shaiba and Sauda

Shaiba needs to cuddle when he is sleepy... 

The most sought after time - chai time 

Rajasree's Murgir Jhol

Kheema Tahiri

When I managed to make a non-veg tahiri with kheema!

Blender Banana Bread with Nigella Seeds

I promise! This is the last of the food pics from my #yanbudays 😬 I made this #bananabread using a blender to mix the wet ingredients because I was lazy to reach out for my electric hand blender and etc. πŸ˜„ So, here is my #blenderbananabread with my most favourite flavour #nigellaseeds that you have to include if you have them! Blender banana bread with nigella seeds Wet Ingredients: 1 super ripe banana 🍌 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 small egg 1 teaspoon vanilla or banana essence 1/4 cup milk Dry Ingredients: 1 cup flour (maida) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nigella seeds METHOD: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees or prepare your trusted stove top baking method. 2. In a blender, blend together bananas, oil, both kind of sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 3. Blend until smooth. 4. Add milk and blend until combined 5. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. 6. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl and fold until combined 7. Divide the batter into a buttered or greased two 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. 8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 9. Let cool for about 15 minutes and carefully remove loaf from pan. 10. Slice and Eat! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ #stovetopbaking @nordicwareusa #notsponsored #teatimesnacks Save this post for recipe. make this and send me a pic. Like and share if you loved
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Sambar Rice Bowl 

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Parippu Vada or Lentil Fritters

Yanbu Restaurants -

When I made Donuts for the first time...

It tasted good but could be better. I intended to make tiny donuts but had no time for the second rise... Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen. F said that they look like onion rings and I can't agree more! :-D

Queen of Arabic Desserts - Layali Lubnan

I will miss you Zaatar 

We have been looking for adopters for all three of my boys because it is now confirmed that F will be relocated to a new city on a new project. I love all three equally but I love Zaatar a little more. It is not fair to separate them so I decided to give up all three to one adopter if possible. 

No-bake Cheesecake Shots with Bourbon Biscuits

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It was Christmas week and we had no lead to even a single adopter. F had to join the new location by Jan first week. Nothing but my dua was answered through a doc who was on vacation in Germany but still worked through her contacts and arranged an initial foster home. Everything worked so well for us and though my heart aches the 

Last visit to Al-Masjid an Nabawi

After dropping our cats to the new foster family's home, we were heading back to Yanbu, we deviated to visit the Prophet's masjid for one last time before next time InshaAllah. 

We are movig to UAE and settling in Abu Dhabi. InshaAllah.