Monday, January 22, 2018

Punjabi Cholay masala 🍽 | Chana masala recipe πŸ’™ by morEwish



Want to Live to 100? Eat More Beans!
You guys must have noticed I am adding more legumes to our diet.. Beans are the least expensive source of protein, complex carbs and fiber, beans contain a powerhouse of nutrients including antioxidants.




So today I am making delicious and protein pack chana curry recipe from Punjab. ... It is also called Punjabi chana masala. This Cholay masala, is a quick, easy and delicious meal to satisfy any spicy craving!


Video tutorial:






Ingredients:

Chole/ chickpeas/ garbanzo beans - 1 - 1 1/2 cups boiled
Oil 4 tbsp
Bay leaf 1 
Cinnamon stick 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Onion 1, chopped
Ginger 1 tsp
Garlic 1 tsp
Tomatoes 2, chopped
Chili powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Amchur powder (Dried mango) 3/4 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
salt
Cilantro 1 tbsp, chopped



Friday, January 12, 2018

Baked Salmon 🎣 with Garlic and Dijon | New Years | Healthy πŸ’ͺ recipe by morEwish





If the holidays left you felling little over whelming, I have a perfect fix for you. I am making Baked Salmon with garlic and Dijon, which is easy baked salmon recipe that is full of flavor and it sure to get you back on track!





The BEST baked salmon recipe! Flavorful, flaky and juicy. This baked salmon is sure to become a favorite in your home.


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Ingredients:


1 1/2 lb salmon fillet
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 garlic cloves or 1 tbsp minced
1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp light olive oil (not extra virgin, use oil with a higher smoke point)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Lemon slices, for garnish


Recipe Inspired from:  https://natashaskitchen.com/2012/06/08/baked-salmon-with-garlic-and-dijon/




Monday, January 8, 2018

Ferraro Rocher Bouquet πŸ’ | Candy Bouquet 🍫| Edible Gift and hostess gift 🎁 idea by morEwish




In case you're still looking for a good hostess gift! Whether you're going to a dinner party or staying with someone, you need to show your gratitude by bringing something to your hosts..But finding just the right thing for your gracious host can feel like an insurmountable task.







A stunning, modern and luxurious bouquet of satin luxury chocolates Ferrero Rocher -- The perfect hostess gift. It could be use as a centerpiece as well  and perfect for Valentine πŸ’— and can be substitute with any chocolate like Lindt truffles...

All you need is:

Ferraro Rocher Candies
Flower Pot
Flower foam ball
Green tissue paper
Green tissue paper squares
Gift tag/Thank you tag
Ribbon
Scissors and tape

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Nacho Chicken Soup 🍲 | Hello 2018 πŸŽ† | New year recipe by morEwish




This Nacho Chicken Soup is overflowing with bold flavors.. It’s a crowd pleasing, hit and a fabulous weeknight meal. Good, wholesome, hearty ingredients with bold, irresistible flavors, all the food groups in one big pot and takes only 30 minutes.
I am pretty confident that if you try it, you’ll like it. And everyone else will like you for making it!




I made this soup for a crowd on my daughters birthday party. Serve it in a crockpot with all the garnishes on the side, including shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and tortilla chips, because I couldn't find any halal Nacho chips (If you find them some where please let me know)



I use my homemade Chicken Broth use can use store bought as well, I make a big batch of stock and keep it in freezer.
For cheese I use cheddar but pepper jack would go very well with this recipe too

Video Tutorial: 





Here’s to all the crazy days that end with piping hot bowls of comforting soup.
Enjoy.

Ingredients:


2 - 3 cups chicken, shredded with its juices (or 1 rotisserie chicken)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp chili powder
2 (15 oz each) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, with all its juices
12 oz sweet corn kernels
15 oz can black beans, rinsed well and drained
4 cups regular chicken broth
1 cup cheddar or pepper jack cheese, shredded
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Garnishes: avocado, cilantro, and nacho chips

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bread recipe | Holiday gift idea for Neighbors, Teachers and Colleagues by morEwish



Handmade gifts are the best kind, particularly when they're edible. They're so much more personal, and no one can resist a homemade fresh baked bread, especially when its prettily packaged. This year for our neighbors, girls teachers and for colleagues I decided to make this Cinnamon Chocolate chip bread which is easy to make, thoughtful and delicious.


Swirled with cinnamon sugar, topped with more, and dotted with teeny tiny chocolate chips. It’s almost like cake – soft, tender, and moist. I mean common, look at that deep, dark ripple of cinnamon!




Video Tutorial:


Your kitchen is going to smell like a bakery. There is just nothing like the warm, sweet scent of cinnamon bread baking in the oven especially on chilly mornings! Similar to how banana bread and carrot cake’s flavor intensifies overnight, this bread is just the same. You could use this recipe to make muffins, too.




Ingredients:

Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk (Or make your own with 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 cup milk)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon-Swirl
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Recipe Adapted from: sallysbakingaddiction

Printable:


Ingredients and Nutritional Facts

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Chicken Alfredo Pasta 🍝 | Copycat Recipe by morEwish




Get your pasta bowls ready, because this copycat recipe tastes just like your favorite restaurant Chicken Alfredo. Once you figure out how simply this delicious plate of creamy pasta perfection comes together, the chicken Alfredo any restaurant makes will pale in comparison.





Chicken Alfredo ingredients are easy to find! First, the chicken – I use chicken thighs in smaller pieces. Browning them in a pan first, along with careful seasoning, helps the pieces hold their own even against the heavy sauce. If you’re lucky, you may have some tasty brown bits left in the pan.

Next it’s bΓ©chamel. The basic “white sauce” starts with a roux, in this case made with butter and flour, to thicken milk or cream.

I sautΓ© my vegetables – onions, mushrooms, and a bit of garlic – in the melted butter before adding the flour. If you want to turn this dish into a complete meal, make this Chicken Alfredo with broccoli. Cook a few handfuls of broccoli florets in a separate pan and toss them in the sauce when you add the pasta, or do what I do and throw it in with the pasta about four or five minutes before it’s done to cook them at the same time.




Rather than cream, I use a combination of milk and half and half. It creates a slightly thinner sauce but helps leave room for the richness of all the impending cheese.

There’s Parmesan, of course, to provide the salty, slightly nutty flavor. I like to add plenty of mozzarella for that gooey quality we love  and that makes all those beautiful strings on its way from plate to mouth. πŸ§€
The secret ingredient I add, which I think makes this the best Chicken Alfredo recipe, is cream cheese. There’s just a small amount, but I find it not only ups the creamy factor but it also helps stabilize the sauce.

If you’re used to classic chicken Alfredo penne may seem like an odd choice. Penne works because the pasta pieces are roughly the size of the chicken, so each bite has a perfect balance of the two. There’s also that hole in the middle, a tiny cave to hold tons of Chicken Alfredo sauce. But if you want to go for classic go ahead and make chicken fettuccine Alfredo

You can bake the pasta as well, but I have had baked chicken Alfredo, I think it dries out the sauce, and nothing’s coming between me and that velvety magic I’ve worked so carefully to craft. 🍝


Video Tutorial:





Ingredients:

Boneless Chicken  - 1 1/2 Pounds
Salt-Divided - 3 teaspoon
Black Pepper-Divided - 1 1/2 teaspoon
Italian Seasoning - 1 teaspoon
Vegetable Oil - 2 tablespoons
Penne - 1- (16 Ounce) Box
Butter - 4 tablespoons
Onion, Minced - 1 Cup
Garlic, Minced - 4 Cloves/ 1 tablespoon
Mushrooms, Sliced - 8 Ounces
All Purpose Flour - 1/3 Cup
Milk - 3 Cups
Half and Half - 1 Cup
Parmesan Cheese - 3/4 Cup
Cream Cheese at Room Temperature - 4 ounces
Mozzrella Cheese - 8 Ounces



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mocha Caramel Bites 🍬 | Hostess gift 🎁 ideas by morEwish



What better gift to give this holiday season than one that can be eaten? This small, thoughtful gift is a good way to thank a hostess



Graham cracker crust with gooey caramel center and yummy chocolate coffee topping, I know this explanation is enough and i bet you are drooling now!




Video Tutorial:



Ingredients:

Crust:
Vegetable cooking spray
12 whole (6 ounces) cinnamon graham crackers, crumbled or 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

Caramel:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 tablespoon water

Chocolate Sauce:
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 3/4 teaspoons instant espresso powder

For the crust:
Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan with parchment or waxed paper. You can use rectangular shaped one for nice square pieces
Spray the paper and the sides of the pan with cooking spray.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the graham crackers and sugar. Process until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Add the melted butter and blend until the mixture forms into clumps. Spread the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, pressing gently to form an even layer.
Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the crust is golden. Cool for 15 minutes.

For the caramel:
While the crust is cooling, in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of cream, butter, sugar, and water.
Stir over medium heat until the mixture is smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 240 degrees F, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Now for those of you who doesn't have candy thermometer. Drop some candy into cold water. If the candy forms a soft, flexible ball it is at a temperature of 235-240 degrees Fahrenheit or at the soft ball stage, and that's what we need for this recipe.
Carefully pour the caramel over the warm crust. Cool for 20 minutes. Freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.

For the chocolate layer: Combine the chocolate chips and cream in a small bowl and place over a pan of simmering water.
Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the espresso powder.
Remove the springform pan from the freezer. Pour the chocolate mixture over the caramel layer and smooth with a spatula.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm.
Allow the layers to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Using a warm, slightly wet knife, carefully cut around the edges of the chocolate layer.
Release the side of the pan and remove the paper from the bottom. Cut into 1 1/2 by 1/2-inch bars and store airtight in a covered plastic container.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Aloo kay Sekh kabab 🍒 | Potato kababs 🍟 | school snack 🍱 and vegetarian recipe by morEwish



When everybody out there is having meaty sekh kabab, I thought to try these Aloo kay sekh kababs, same smokey BBQ kabab flavor but pure vegetarian. I saw this recipe online and it clicked right away, I made this my way tho..




They are perfect for school or after school snack, roll them in parathas, or have them in snack with ketchup. My kids even had them in Hotdog bun as well. My whole family enjoy it and this recipe is kids approved and worth trying for...

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Ingredients:

Potatoes, boiled and mashed 2 cups
Sekh kabab masala 2 -3 tbsp
Onions, chopped 4 -5 tbsp
Green chilies, chopped 1 tbsp
Cilantro, chopped 3-4 tbsp
Butter 2 tbsp
Bread slice 1
Egg 1
Oil 3-4 tbsp for frying 

Monday, September 25, 2017

DIY Backpack πŸŽ’ πŸ’ž | Back to School by Ee'z 🏫






DIY Backpack πŸŽ’ πŸ’ž | Back to School by Ee'z 🏫


So its back to school Time!! (its here already)! So Eashul and Ellmyra decided to have customize backpacks this year...


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We did DIY binder as well... Video Coming soon



Friday, September 22, 2017

Shahi Daal Handi recipe by morEwish and Summer Update!



It was a looong Summer Break - But you know what it was totally worth it and much needed. Just after Eid we went to Washington to attend my Uncle's (Taya) 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations and my mom and dad joined us there. They flew all the way back from Pakistan to be part of this memorable event, to see all this commitment and compromising and love pouring all over since 50 years! *mashaAllah*




Then since we were already there we drove to NYC to spend 4th of July weekend! Mom and dad were happy to be back home, we took them to see their first apartment, dad went to see his office and luckily get a chance to see his colleague. DAMN! Right.. he was fortunate enough masaAllah!






It was our first time with this long road trip with kids, it was tiring but all worth it! Includes Zip lining, white water rafting, statue of liberty, time square at day time and at night time again!




But we are back to life and back to routine Alhumdulilah! So I tried this Shahi Daal Handi, it exactly as it sound.. Daal with a twist! Some garam masala, cooked with milk for creamier texture and then served with cilantro and roasted almonds!





Its supposed to be thicker than usual daals, you can serve it with Roshni roti or naan to enjoy more its deliciousness.

Video Tutorial:





Ingredients:

Mash Daal (white) 1 cup (I used 1/2 mong and 1/2 masoor)
Tumeric (haldi) 1/4 tsp
Cardamoms (choti ailaichi) 2/3
Salt 1 tsp or taste
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Minced Garlic (kutta lehsan) 1 tsp
Cumin (Zeera)  1 tbsp
Chopped Onions 1/2 cup
Chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Chopped cilantro 2 tbsp
Roasted Almonds 2 tbsp (8 pieces)

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