Author Archives: Amarah Makhdumi

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Cabbage Salad with Roasted Garbanzos from one of my favorite blogs: Recipemuse

Crunchy, subtly sweet, mild, savory, and a tasty nutrient powerhouse. I’m talking about cabbage, of course! This stalwart vegetable deserves some love, especially in the winter when quality salad greens can be scarce. But cabbage — it’s there for you! … Continue reading

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Lentils (Dal)

Lentils (Dal) This is a big batch, approximately 8 servings. Half the recipe, or make the whole amount and freeze any leftovers. 2 cups lentils (1 c. red masoor dal + 1 c. small yellow dal) 7 cups water 3 … Continue reading

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Cabbage Soup

Ready in about half an hour, this easy soup also freezes well. Change it up by adding a chopped carrot or substitute squash or cauliflower for the cabbage. I tried this with mitah kuddu yesterday (that’s a pumpkin in Pakistan, … Continue reading

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Carrot & Poppy Seed Muffins

Kind of healthy muffins to satisfy a sweet tooth.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate chip cookies – in a bar form. Quick and easy! 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1 cup butter, softened (200 to 225 grams in Karachi) 1 large egg 1 cup chocolate … Continue reading

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Scottish Scones

For many years we’ve used this recipe that my mom came across in a newspaper. It’s especially nice with butter or jam. Preheat the oven to 375 ° F 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup oats, uncooked 1/4 cup packed, … Continue reading

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Food Handling Safety Tips

This note is mainly for beginning cooks. I have to admit, I am known for being a bit paranoid of germs and contamination in the kitchen. Yes, it’s true that some germs are good for us; but it’s also important to understand … Continue reading

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