Haleem, haleem, haleem is what most of my husband’s dreams are made of. He loves this dish with a passion. He claims the best haleem is made in Chicago at a popular Pakistani restaurant and I would have to agree.
Haleem, my friends, is a hearty lamb or beef stew made with bone-in meat cooked in a spicy curry and then thickened with wheat and lentils. The curry is then pulverized into a thick soup and eaten with leavened crusty bread, such as naan, ladened with ghee or eaten with a hearty loaf of bread slathered in butter.
Several weeks ago a friend approached me about making a paleo Haleem. Continue reading
Ghee in its solid state
“What is Ghee?” and “Is it bad for you?” Two questions I’m asked, over and over and over again.
I love talking about ghee and it makes me happy. So…
“FOR THE LOVE OF GHEE!”
I’m finally able to share with you what I know about it. Without further adieu, I introduce to you, my GHEE FACTS page.
Cloves (lavang or laung) are the dried flower buds of an evergreen tree. It’s heady aroma immediately wafts out of my spice box when it’s opened. It has a strong distinct woodsy smell, and a bite into the bud will immediately release a warm sweet heat in your mouth.
Thanksgiving is a holiday we absolutely adore! It’s my son’s favorite! We have for several years now celebrated it in our home with the whole shebang. I brine the turkey for a couple of days and then dry rub it with loads of spices just before shoving it into the oven for several hours. As it leaves it’s warm cocoon, the golden bird is greeted with all the glory of a coronation, with many eyes feasting on its magnificence. Continue reading