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Korean BBQ

Beard & Brunch – Korean Village Restaurant Toronto

This installment of Beard & Brunch is a little misleading given it’s about dinner, but bear with us. Maryam is an absolute fanatic for Korean BBQ, so when we went to Toronto recently, we had to find the best Korean BBQ. After lots of research and asking some of our instafamily, we decided on Korean Village Restaurant. It’s a decent sized restaurant, started by a Korean woman quite some time back (we got to meet her). It’s now managed by...

Breakfast Diary: Not Your Average Grilled Cheese

Hello beautiful people! I’ve officially moved to Brooklyn, New York as a married woman. And being married comes with the perks of cooking delicious food for our family of 2! Nabeel & I are always trying new techniques in the kitchen. We love playing with different types of flavors in order to come up with a masterpiece. Since Nabeel is already a master in the kitchen, I am constantly finding new & unique ways to make breakfast for him. Not...

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Aged-Steak For Two

There are few things better than a good steak. But I bet quite knew what the benefits of dry Aged steak were, I just knew it was always more expensive at the steak house. So in the interest of making Maryam a special, yet simple, meal as our first dinner in our new home after the wedding, I started looking into what makes it so special. In a nutshell, it tenderizes and intensifies certain flavors in the steak. Now, I’m...

I swear to Cod, this recipe is delicious – Spicy Baked Cod

Hi! As promised, I am sharing my Cod recipe with you today! A lot of my friends tell me that cooking Cod doesn’t work for them. They either don’t like it or they don’t know how to work with it. So, I will be sharing one of the major key points to cook Cod. Hopefully this will help make it easier for the next time you’re craving a flavorful filet of fish. The key to cooking fish is knowing your...

5 Diet Misconceptions That Make Life Suck

When it comes to eating healthy, I hear more diet misconceptions than I do actual healthy decision making. I feel like I should play a word association game with the word diet. I’m willing to bet most people would come back with salad, fat-free, juice cleanse, etc. And all of those things, at least to me, are miserable. For the past couple months, I’ve sort of gotten lazy with my health. Between work, wedding planning, apartment hunting, and family life...

Brunch – Steak and Eggs on Garlic Naan

Some mornings, I wake up and I’m starving but I’m just tired of the regular breakfast foods. I love steak and eggs as much as the next guy, but sometimes I want something a little different. Those days, I sort of sit there and contemplate not eating breakfast because I can’t imagine what I want to eat. But sometimes I get lucky and I get inspired! So this morning, when I got home from taking Marbel to the park, I just...

Quick & Easy: Broiled Lobster Tails

Hiii, Lately, my lobster tail recipe has been making rounds on Instagram and Pinterest. It has been shared more than 118 times on pinterest! That might not be a huge number, but it is everythinggg for me! Therefore, I’ve decided to share it on the blog for everyone that has been asking for it. This is slightly more detailed than the quick overview I have on pinterest. Ingredients Lobster Tails: 6 lobster tails – cleaned, cut open 1/2 stick butter...

Deliciously Crispy Oven Baked Hot Wings

Anybody who knows me, knows my love of hot wings. I usually order wings once a week (at least), but given that they’re deep fried I always feel just a little guilty eating them. I’ve tried to make baked wings quite a few times, but have failed miserably because: 1) couldn’t get them crisp or 2) they would get too dry. But, I persisted and thus I present to you a delicious hot wings recipe! Apparently the trick I was missing...

Simple Yet Perfect Spicy Philly Cheesesteak

Ramadan cravings have been in full effect for me, and my newest craving has been a Philly Cheesesteak. However, in trying to stay on the healthier side of things, I wanted to try and make my own Philly and fashion it after the best Philly I’ve ever had, from some no-name place in South Philadelphia. Personally, I’m not remotely a fan of Geno’s or Pat’s, so if you’re looking to replicate that, you may have to look elsewhere. I like my Philly...

Medjool Date

Medjool Date Truffles

I love Medjool dates. They’re delicious, sweet, hydrating, and packed full of nutrients. That’s why they’re so great to have when you’re fasting during Ramadan. And now, since Ramadan has started, I made myself a few days worth of medjool date truffles. For those of you who don’t know what Ramadan is, it’s one month every year where Muslims can’t eat, drink, smoke, chew gum, or really consume anything from sun rise to sun down every day. In NYC, that means...