Woman VS Kitchen: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Plus a Leftover Pasta Recipe!)

To celebrate my freedom from the madhouse (and to impress my hungry habiby who came to visit), I cooked a big batch of homemade spaghetti last Saturday. I found a fail-proof recipe online and decided to push my (limited) kitchen skills to the uh, limit. Here’s that recipe I told you about: What you’ll need: Spaghetti noodles Tomato paste Minced beef Onion, chopped Garlic, minced Green bell pepper, diced Black olives Salt Pepper Cream cheese (optional) Steps: Boil spaghetti noodles. Strain and set aside. On a large frying pan, saute the onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Add the minced beef. … Continue reading Woman VS Kitchen: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Plus a Leftover Pasta Recipe!)

Christmas, 1994-Present

Merry merry Christmas, everybody! After 2 Christmases spent in China (2015) and Egypt (2016), I am finally able to spend Christmas in my adoptive city of Dubai. Over the past few years, I have had several Christmas “epiphanies,” if you will: different experiences, different joys and even disappointments in the quote-and-quote most wonderful time of the year. This blog is a brief chronicle of my search for the true meaning of this holiday season. The best Christmases I could remember as a child were the Christmases I received Barbie dolls. I remember unwrapping a gift from one of my godmothers … Continue reading Christmas, 1994-Present