As a Mother I need help

Any change is tough. We humans are quite rattled when our status quo is affected. As I get use to life in Karachi, with children, adapting to this change was proving to be challenging. My priority is my children. As a consequence I suffered. There is never enough time for me to do stuff for…

Travel Diaries- Sydney Day 6

I’m an early riser have always been. When I was a student I would finish most of studies in morning. With kids I have found that getting up early allows me to get organised before all the commotion of I cannot find my uniform, my shoes, my school books or my favourite one I haven’t…

5 minute Golden Milk recipe

In my earlier post I had shared how I discovered golden milk. Let me take the liberty to say if you haven’t tried golden milk yet, you are seriously missing out! It’s a creamy, hot milk drink that’s filled to the brim with nutrients. A delicious beverage with many health benefits. Dreams do come true….

Golden Milk and its numerous benefits

Golden Milk – as I age I feel the vulnerability of my body. I am slowly coming to terms with that I’m no longer invincible. My body is no longer able to cope with all the processed food that I have been eating for all these years. My earlier job meant that most of my…

Travel Diaries- Sydney Day 5

Kids had been wanting to go to the beach. I admit I am not particularly fond of the beach and especially not in the summer. I was already tanned (5 shades darker) from taking the kids on their weekly sailing activities. I decided to stay back and sort some reading/writing. Sohail(my Husband) and the kids…

Baked Salmon – an easy home cooked meal on a holiday

If you like home cooked meals like me, you will most probably be cooking on a holiday too. Trouble with traveling and cooking is that one does not have a range of ingredients like one does at home. I have found baking Salmon to be an easy and delicious meal. In terms of Flavours I…

Travel Diaries- Day 4 Sydney

The kids got up at a better time today but it was still 10 in the morning. We had been up early and had our quiet breakfast. Sohail wanted to finish some office work and I wanted to finish some writing. Boys got up quietly and decided to make their own breakfast today. Yousuf made…

Travel Diaries – Day 3 Sydney

Kids are still jet lagged. They slept in late. We didn’t want to push them. This gave us some time to each other. I made us a quite breakfast and we talked at length about life in general and what we wanted to do as a family. It was relaxing. This year had been exceptionally…

Travel Diaries- Sydney Day 2

Sohail asked the boys “when have you guys ever slept hungry. We always find food even in the strangest of places” Yousuf is quiet now. I could tell from his face he was thinking hard. Yahya with his sparkling eye and split second response comes up “I have slept hungry”. Sohail is taken a back…

Travel Diaries – Sydney Day 1

Today I realised how much I missed grocery shopping … a visit to Coles and I just couldn’t stop. All my mind said “ah I can make something with that” “oh I haven’t had that in a long time” “what fresh vegetables”. After 24 hours of travelling and the last leg of 14 hours straight…

Fig Jam with Walnuts, Sesame seeds and Mastic Gum

I discovered my love for figs in Singapore. Fig is one of the few fruits mentioned in the Holy Quran (the religious Book for Muslims) and in Hadith (literature which documents what the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) had said) that it was a fruit that had Medicinal properties. Figs trace their history back…

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet potatoes- what are they really?  Many people like me think that sweet potatoes are just regular potatoes that are orange, purple or pale muddy yellow, but they are in fact a completely different vegetable. Compared to regular potatoes, sweet potatoes have much more vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C and even…