• chicken and potato egg rolls
    Appetizers,  Ramadan

    Chicken Egg Rolls

    It is about time I share an egg roll recipe! I cannot believe that I have been blogging for 3 years and I have never shared one especially since I love them. There is just something about a handheld crispy and flavorful bite of food that keeps you going back for more. These chicken egg rolls are filled with tender bites of chicken and potato seasoned with curry. The outside is fried for just 2 minutes to make it super crispy yet not oily. I pair these with a delicious herby yogurt dip which has lots of dill and garlic. With Ramadan around the corner, these freezer-friendly appetizers will surely…

  • kufta tarts
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Kufta Tarts with Salad and Tahini Dressing

    Hey friends! The other night, I was laying in bed and my creative juices were flowing. I knew I wanted to make something with ground beef for the following day but not sure what! Yes, I often plan my meals the night before! So, I wanted to do something different when the idea of a kufta tart popped into my mind. Often, I utilize things I already have in my pantry or fridge and that is what I did in this case. I thought it was an awesome idea especially since it is keto friendly which is perfect for hubby, it is dairy and gluten free which is perfect for me…

  • oven baked chicken taquitos
    Appetizers,  Dinner,  Side Dishes

    Chicken Taquitos

    These are easy homemade oven-baked chicken taquitos that you can have on the table in just 30 minutes! You truly cannot go wrong with this recipe. You get all your food groups in one handheld bite that the whole family can enjoy. Imagine enjoying it with a side of guacamole, mango salsa, or a fresh salad! Honestly, I can just eat the whole pan on its own. That is how good these chicken taquitos are. You also won’t believe how easy it is until you just go ahead and make it. Even easier would be to use rotisserie chicken and shred that all up rather than cook the chicken. That…

  • Appetizers,  Brunch,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Vegan

    Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip)

    I like to think of Baba Ghanoush as the sibling of the well known hummus! It is an appetizer that is served on almost every Middle Eastern brunch table right beside the hummus and falafel. For those who don’t know, Baba Ghanoush also known as Imtabal is a smoky eggplant dish topped with olive oil and eaten with bread. It is a very simple dish to make and not to mention healthy. It requires minimal ingredients and prep time. It’s completely vegan just like most middle eastern appetizers. Lately, I actually prefer this over hummus! I hope you try to make it and enjoy it 🙂 Ingredients 1 eggplant 2…

  • popcorn chicken
    Appetizers,  Gluten Free

    Pretzel Coated Popcorn Chicken

    When I was in high school, I would often purchase popcorn chicken at lunch time. There was something addicting about that crispy outside and juicy inside that won me over. I haven’t had popcorn chicken since then! Mainly because I thought the only way to enjoy it would have to be fried but no, I was wrong. I baked these till crisp and tender on the inside. I also made these gluten free by using Snyder’s gluten free pretzels as the crust. I also bought my favorite flavor which is honey mustard and onion. C’mon who doesn’t love that? Instead of all purpose flour; I used tapioca flour to substitute.…

  • shrimp quesadillas
    Appetizers

    Shrimp Quesadillas

    These shrimp quesadillas are just perfect for a quick delicious bite and a fantastic choice for Super bowl this weekend! They are made in literally no time at all. It is the most satisfying bite of shrimp, gooey cheese and caramelized peppers and onions! I want some right now by just writing this up. Plus, most of the ingredients if not all are already in most of our fridges and pantry. This same recipe would work with steak and chicken as well. It is not just confined to shrimp. These are perfect with some guacamole, sour cream or salsa to dip in or just on their own! Total time: 15-20…