I’m Pakistani-American or American-Pakistani, or both, or none.
I was born in Lahore, Pakistan but grew up in America, where I’ve always felt a bit…Pakistani. When I visit Pakistan, I suddenly feel very American. I love to extract the best of both cultures and enrich mine and others’ life with it. (Grab your free 7 Pakistani Dinners E-book if you want to see what I mean).
I take food seriously.
During our honeymoon in Italy, I had a recurring spat with my husband.
After hours of exploring, he was tired and ready to settle for a meal at a nearby restaurant while I insisted on hunting for the best, local and non-touristy food. What can I say? I didn’t want to ‘waste’ a potentially sensational and memorable meal. Luckily, he has converted over to foodism and now we can live happily ever after.
P.S. I test each of my recipes several times, so no worries, you won’t ‘waste’ a meal here.
I am into health and nutrition.
I’ve always loved eating nutritious foods, not for fads or looks, but because of the way it makes me feel. And because I prefer the fresh, wholesome taste.
Luckily, Pakistani cuisine naturally incorporates whole, healthful foods, and I try to make traditional dishes even healthier on this blog. I post mostly gluten-free recipes; you can read more about why here.
I love traveling, culture and all things related.
One of the reasons I’m glad I grew up in America is the vast cuisine offerings (thank you, immigrants!). I love experiencing food from all different countries and cultures, and you’ll find plenty of fusion dishes here like my Cashew Chicken or Tandoori Chicken Pizza.