• 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…

  • turkey shawerma burgers
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Turkey Shawerma Burgers

    Hi friends! Hope you all are well. I’ve been combating some stomach discomfort on and off for over a week now which explains why I haven’t been as active. The other day I was watching the food network and saw a chicken shawerma burger and thought, Wow that’s a great idea! So last night, I made these delicious turkey shawerma burgers inspired by what I saw on the Food Network. The patty is super flavorful and moist; it does not disappoint. The lemon tahini sauce adds a creamy freshness to top the burger off. Hubby and I did lettuce wraps instead of traditional buns for a healthier twist. By the way,…

  • turkey kebabs
    Dinner,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Turkey Kebabs

    Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I’ve been really busy with cake and treat orders this week but I knew I had to get this kebab recipe out there so you guys can try for yourself how easy and delicious this really is! I will be the first to say that I am not a big fan of ground turkey; I am a ground beef kind of girl but this was super good. So, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of turkey; try it! Also, try my turkey meatloaf recipe; that would win you over too! There are plenty of spices and veggies that go into this kebab…

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Citrus Herb Chicken

    Hey guys! I don’t think Chicago got the memo that is is Spring time. Spring, the season of flowers and sunshine. Yesterday was extremely gloomy outside and it was actually snowing. So, I decided to bring my own sunshine to our home by making some citrus inspired dinner. I brought back kumquats from our California trip. Kumquats are like mini oranges that you can enjoy in one bite! So, I decided to use those along with some lemon as a marinade for chicken and guess what? The chicken came out so flavorful and moist. Super excited to share the recipe with you all! Ingredients 2 large chicken breast cut into…

  • herb crusted salmon
    Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Herb Crusted Salmon

    Hi Everyone!! How you all doing? Lately, I have been inspired by the food I ate in California. Lots of fresh ingredients used to make scrumptious food. I also want to make eating dinner with my husband more of an experience rather than lets eat and get on with the day. So, for dinner the other day I made a meal centered around salmon. We absolutely love salmon and its important to incorporate any fish into your diet; they are high in omega fatty acids which is good for the heart. Usually, I like to marinate my salmon with Asian flavors but this time I did something different. I created…

  • eggplant casserole
    Dinner,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Eggplant Casserole

    Growing up my mom always made a baked dish that incorporated ground beef, tomatoes, and eggplant. It was called imsaka3a and I was reminiscing of that meal when I came up with this healthier twist. Basically, omitted the tomatoes which are very acidic and that is something I am trying to not incorporate into my diet as much. Also, tomatoes aren’t keto friendly because of their carb content which isn’t much but keto is that strict. I had to make it keto friendly for my husband who is currently following that diet. Instead of tomatoes, I used carrots! Carrots and ground beef actually go really well together. I’ve been experimenting…

  • creamy garlic mushroom chicken
    Dinner,  Keto

    Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

    Hi my lovely friends! Happy Monday 🙂 Lets make this week a great one! So, as of yesterday, my husband and I decided to try Keto. For those who don’t know what Keto is, its basically an extremely low carb diet and a majority of the food eaten is good fat and the rest is protein. This type of diet will allow our body to go into a metabolic process called ketosis in which our body will burn the fat instead of glucose since there isn’t any sugar. In result, you will lose weight and supposedly have more energy a few weeks into it. This creamy garlic mushroom chicken one…