Instant Pot Review: Sharing my Verdict and Some Easy Everyday Recipes

I bought an Instant Pot a month ago and was determined to make full use out of it. I did not want it to be a useless appliance I buy and do not use. For those who are not aware, an Instant Pot is an electrical pressure cooker and has recently become extremely popular around the world. I wanted to use the Instant Pot for every day southasian/desi dishes we cook at home and not keep it for special occasion dishes like haleem, nihari etc. Read my complete verdict and experience here via my Instant Pot Review.

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Netflix for Muslim Kids: Ali Huda

I’m super excited to be reviewing Ali Huda today which is an on demand streaming app for Muslim Kids similar to Netflix. As I enjoyed the content with my children, the quality reminded me of Sesame Street. Much like Sesame Street, we had lots of fun but also learnt along the way about core Muslim values and much more. Ali Huda got a big thumbs up from my kids. Let me tell you all about it here.

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Desi Lunch Box Ideas for 30 Days

Back to School is a time of the year that brings many challenges for families, one of the biggest ones being packing school lunches! Desi moms, like any other mom, worry about what to pack for their children in their Desi Lunch Box. What makes our concerns unique is that we try to adapt south asian/desi dishes for lunch boxes so that the children are well-fed during the long day at school with familiar food. Sharing ideas and inspirations to make your Desi Lunch Box unique and nutritional.

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5 Tips to Rock the School Run Look!

“Back to School” is a time of mixed emotions for parents. There is excitement for the new school year, sadness that the children are growing up too fast and sometimes relief if it has been a long summer. Back to School is also a time for new routines, schedules and resolutions. As mothers we often concentrate entirely on the family and neglect ourselves. This means that while the kids are well-fed and well-dressed as they leave the house, mom is only thinking about how to get everyone out the door on time. Besides my own family, the people who have seen me at my absolute worst are fellow moms at the school run! This year however I plan to change that and here are some of my tips for the School Run.

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Review of Punjab Nahi Jaungi

I saw the movie Punjab Nahi Jaungi tonight in the cinema in Calgary. This is the recent Pakistani movie released this Eid staring Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat amongst other very prominent names from the Pakistan drama industry. It is written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar who is famous for dramas such as Sadqay Tumhare and Pyaray Afzal. Here is my review without any spoilers!

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All Things Eid

Eid is a special time to celebrate with family and friends. When I moved to Canada nine years ago, I spent the first couple of Eids getting bored at home, calling family in Pakistan and reflecting that ‘nothing happens here on Eid’. When I became a mother, I realized that I needed to plan myself and make Eid exciting for my children just as it had been in my own childhood.

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An Eid Party for Children

Eid is an important event in the Muslim calendar marked by celebrations, grand feasts and acts of charity. I have fond memories of Eid from my childhood as we received Eidi (cash gifts), rejoiced with family and enjoyed days of celebrations. Since having children of my own, I have tried to maintain traditions so that they have fond memories and associations with their Pakistani/Muslim heritage. A great way to do that is to have an Eid Party for children! Read on for details, pictures and planning tips!

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Mommy Time Out: Winners, Book Recommendations and Inspiring Stories

Last Sunday we had a great Mommy Time Out session via Facebook live videos. It was lovely to chat with other mothers, listen to their inspiring stories and choose winners for Naturalene products from Greeniche. The topic was “Mommy Me Time”, why it’s important and how to make it happen. I loved everyone’s contributions and ideas.

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