• baked turkey kebabs
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Baked Turkey Kebabs

    If you guys have been following me for a while now then you know that I never ate ground turkey growing up. I mean NEVER! It was always ground beef in our household until my in-laws introduced me to ground turkey. I then started to experiment with it and have grown to really love it. It’s so much leaner than beef too so its a great substitute. I am super excited to share this recipe with you because you can literally cook it in under 30 minutes and it makes for a healthy wholesome main dish to dinner. Servings: 9 skewers Total Time: approx. 40 min Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds…

  • Greek Chicken
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Greek Chicken with potatoes, mushrooms, & olives

    Who doesn’t love Greek food? I know I definitely do. It’s been freezing here in Chicago this month and I thought why not whip up one of my favorite comfort foods. This meal is healthy, hearty, and full of flavor. Just wait until you try it. Between the oregano, lemon, and olives; you will be in Mediterranean heaven! By the way, this can easily be made keto friendly if you omit the potatoes 🙂 Servings: 4 people Total Time: approx. 1 hour Chicken Ingredients 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts filleted in half 1 tbsp paprika 1/2 a lemon’s juice 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp onion powder 2 tbsp dried…

  • coconut shrimp pasta
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Coconut Shrimp Pasta

    Servings: 4 people Total Time: approx. 30 min Ingredients 20 large shrimp cooked, deveined & tail off 18 oz. of unsweetened coconut milk (Thai Kitchen brand is the best) 16 oz of GF penne pasta 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (or parmesan) 3 tbsp dairy free cream cheese (or regular) 1/4 cup minced coconut 2 tbsp coconut oil 3 minced garlic cloves 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil 1 lime’s juice Salt & Pepper to taste Instructions Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and set aside. In the meantime, add the coconut oil to a pan…

  • kabseh
    Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Kabseh (Middle Eastern Rice Dish)

    This right here is one of my favorite Middle Eastern rice dishes. I love the taste of the aromatic spices that goes into it. It is also so simple to make. Yes, every person may have their own way of making it. This is my Mama’s way and we all love it. Since, I am here visiting, I will be sharing recipes from my my Mama throughout the week. Servings: 10 people Total Time: approx. 2 hours Ingredients Chicken preparation 2 whole chickens cut into 8 pieces cleaned 1 onion cut into 4 pieces 3 garlic cloves 2 dried limes 2 stick of cinnamon 3 bay leaves 6 pieces of…

  • chicken & okra saute

    Chicken & Okra Saute

    Lately, I have been super busy and quick dinner meals have been getting me through the evening. Saute’s and stir fry’s are my new favorite thing! This chicken & okra saute is delicious! It is also hubby approved. He never liked okra because of its slimy texture but when its cooked like this, you don’t taste that texture as much. I hope you enjoy this quick weeknight meal! Ingredients 2 minced garlic cloves 2 1/2 cup chopped okra (thin slices) 1 lb of diced chicken breast or chicken tenders (skinless & boneless) 2 tbsp of liquid smoke 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder Salt &…

  • veggie pasta

    Lemon Veggie Spaghetti with chicken

    Hey friends! The other day I received a fabulous book by Jamie Oliver and this recipe was inspired from that book. I am actually giving away two copies of it on my instagram; so go ahead and check that out. Every time I post a recipe for pasta, I say its better than the last but honestly this pasta is darn good! The lemon and veggies add such great flavor and freshness. If you do not like a heavy pasta dish, then this is definitely for you. Super easy and quick to make as well an the chicken gives it more heartiness and protein to make it a full meal.…

  • spanish style stuffed peppers

    Spanish Style Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

    Hey guys, I know I have been MIA but for good reasons! I had my first event over the weekend and it was a success alhamdulilah (Praise God). Soon, I am traveling to New Jersey to see my family so things have been hectic around here! Don’t you worry though, I got an amazing recipe to share with you guys that is also a vegetarian option that packs so much flavor. I also recorded a video on how to make it! As you know, my husband and I have been trying to consume less meat and incorporate more vegetables so this is a perfect option for Meatless Mondays. Enjoy the…

  • coconut shrimp curry
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Coconut Curry Shrimp

    Hey friends! Lately, I have been overwhelmingly busy and I am sure many of you are too! So, this coconut curry shrimp is the perfect dinner meal because it is so simple to make and doesn’t take much time at all yet it tastes like it did! You can’t beat that. If you aren’t the biggest shrimp fan, you can substitute it for chicken. Not only is this easy and delicious but also keto friendly, dairy free, soy free and gluten free! I hope you enjoy this meal. Tag me on my social media if you do! I would love to see 🙂 Servings: 2-4 people Total Time: 10-15 minutes…

  • chicken meatballs
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Middle Eastern Chicken Meatballs

    Okay, I am going to be completely honest with you guys. This is the first time I ever worked with ground chicken and the second time I have ever had it in general. I noticed most Middle Eastern households don’t use ground chicken or ground turkey. I am not sure why but my family always seemed to favor red meat. Well lately, my husband and I have been cutting down on red meat and I figured let me try to work with ground chicken. You guys, it came out great and I went and bought it again this week! This recipe is super simple and delicious too. Servings: approx. 25…

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Homemade Chipotle Bowls

    I haven’t met a person who isn’t the slightest obsessed with Chipotle. It’s one of those fast foods that you don’t feel too guilty about and just hits the spot every single time. Well, I don’t know about you but I rather save up and just start making it at home especially since its so easy and tastes just as delicious. Plus, homemade is always best. I even taped a video on youtube to show you guys how to make and assemble this dish! You guys have to make this! It is so good and makes for the perfect meal prep too. Servings: 2-3 people Total Time: approx. 30 min Ingredients Chicken…