Thanks for stopping by! I’m Izzah, and I look forward to brightening your day with good food and good vibes!
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 from both cultures and enrich mine and others’ lives with it.
I aim to use modern knowledge (and tools!) to make South Asian cooking easier and healthier with zero sacrifices on the classic, ‘authentic’ taste. 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 the closest 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 is a converted foodie 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. They have the flavor and oomph factor of traditional South Asian cuisine without the copious amounts of oil, bloating, and heaviness that often accompanies it.
I SHARE NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES.
I’ve always loved eating nutritious food, not for fads or looks, but because of the way it makes me feel. Plus, it tastes better! Luckily, South Asian cuisine naturally incorporates whole, healthful foods, and I try to make traditional dishes even healthier on this blog. But my idea of “healthy” isn’t current fads. My idea of healthy is eating closer to nature, the way our grandparents ate. So ghee, parathas, and turmeric are very welcome here. Ever since my husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I post mostly gluten-free recipes. You can grab 5 of my favorite Gluten-Free flatbread recipes here!
I LOVE TRAVELING, CULTURE, AND TRYING NEW FOOD WHEREVER I GO.
One of the reasons I’m glad I grew up in America is the vast cuisine offerings (thank you, immigrants!). My love for diversity translates over to my blog with the wide variety of recipes I share.
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