Portobello lemon pasta

When you want something meaty without the meat, Portobello mushrooms are delicious and add so much flavor to a dish. Spaghetti with lemon and garlic Portobello mushrooms was one fantastic meal I prepared over the weekend.

Cauliflower steaks with lemony hummus

I have been away from meat this summer as much as possible. However, this delicious cauliflower steak is light, and I ate it guilt free. I paired it with creamy, lemony hummus and crispy chickpeas. Honestly, any good hummus will do justice to this steak, and I sometimes prefer labneh too. 

Roasted cherry tomatoes pasta

Sometimes the simplest of dishes are more fulfilling. Spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes and basil is one such dish and my go-to pasta when I am not in the mood to cook an elaborate meal. I love the simplicity and freshness of this pasta.

Garlic butter crab

I have always been apprehensive about cooking crabs. And somewhere deep down, I was also scared. Recently, I put my fears to rest and bought a few crabs home to make some delicious crab garlic butter. 

Chicken Haleem

Haleem is a rich lentil-based stew that has shredded meat and tastes unique. It is popular in parts of India, other Southeast Asian countries, and the Middle east. I tried it for the first time in the Uae. There was a Pakistani restaurant close to where we lived. Those days I was culinarily challenged, and my cooking skills were below average.