Pakaura

Whenever I go to potluck dinners or other functions at the mosque that involves food I am often extremely limited in the amount of food that I can have on a ketogenic lifestyle. I bring something I can consume myself, but it is supposed to be an opportunity to share dishes and taste new ones.…

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Chai Masala

Indian tea, as I mentioned before (Chai), is called Chai, if you add spices to it (making it what we commonly call Chai) it becomes Chai Masala (literally spiced tea). Here I use this term to differentiate it from the water-based Chai for which I gave you the recipe linked above. In today’s tea recipe,…

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War never leaves you

It was two years and a bit ago. I broke a bone and was waiting in the emergency room at the hospital to have it x-rayed. Coalition forces were entering Mosul to rid it of Daesh troops. Like in Afghanistan, and in Baghdad, there were embedded journalists following the soldiers, into people’s homes. People in…

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Afghani Tea

Afghani tea is very light: nothing like North African tea! You can see through it, and it’s served unsweetened (also very much unlike North African tea). You may choose loose green or black tea (about a teaspoon to half a tablespoon for a pot), and break a few cardomom pods (about half a dozen to…

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