Green Smoothie| Deliciousness

Whether its part of your weight loss regimen, a means of staying healthy, an easy meal alternative, an energy booster or just a part of your lifestyle; this green smoothie will satiate your thirst and hunger and eliminate your desire for sweets. After a weekend filled with more brownies than I want to want to…

Half-Empty?Absolutely not…

I lay there pretty exhausted after a long day of reading, math, religious studies, science, spelling, trampoline jumping and volleyball playing. I must have exclaimed at how tired I was and it only took a few seconds before I saw his little feet dart across the room, picking up the cover for his Lego table…

Arts and Crafts | Week in Review

One of the reasons I love sharing arts and crafts is because when I started homeschooling, one of the things my child who had gone to public school missed was the crafts they did. Needless to say, i make an ardent effort to ensure that they get their share of these activities.

5 Truths of Motherhood:

I’m not wasting my education…

Her hands heavy as she tapped my shoulder with enough force to maneuver my body around, her eyes searching me beseechingly requiring answers, her voice nervous and almost pained, “beta”, an Urdu word referring to a child, “why are you wasting your education?” she asked.  In rhetoric fashion, I repeated her question, “you graduated right?…

I didn’t marry my best friend.

What kind of blog post is this?? breaking the norm? shifting from the ideology that our marital success lies in marrying our best friends? deviating from the cliche? eekk…well here goes.

Spinach with Paneer | Palak Paneer

This is a very simple and tasty vegetarian dish, taking only about 30 minutes to complete. It is served with warm naan bread. Ingredients: 1/2 pound paneer, cubed 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 1/2 cups water 1 (10 ounce) package fresh spinach 1 large tomato, diced 3 cloves garlic 2…

My Father | Their Grandfather

When my father visits, I love watching the relationships he forms with each of my children flourish in their own ways. Each of them have helped to bring out more emotion from this man who was always caring underneath a very tough exterior. He texts me to ask how they are doing, sends his love…

My Special visitor…

You snuck up on me very quickly; and left me all too soon. You came swiftly and filled my life with mercy and although I am grateful for the renewed spirit I found while visiting with you, the void you have left behind keeps me uneasy during the day and awake at night. Such a…

Knafeh Cheesecake

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tabla roll: knafeh cheesecake. your worlds are colliding right now, am i right? two of the greatest desserts: knafeh and New York cheesecake come together to make this beaut. it’s east meets west (and all other orientalized fantasies (what am i becoming?))–a layer of knafeh replaces the graham cracker crust for this…

While Mommy makes dinner…

Sometimes they just run around the house, playing tag and soccer and sometimes, i need some quiet while I complete the things I need to do…I’m sharing a few things that keep my kids quiet while I make dinner. They normally sit around the counter or breakfast table so they are close by and we…