I live in the Bay Area and I like food.
Ramadan Mubarak! Today's also my 7th heart transplant anniversary so there's multiple things to be grateful for. ❤️ Though I don't really have an "illness" anymore, I'm not able to fast because I take medication (which requires water - and obligatory "not even water" comment), there’s much more to Ramadan than that. I just shared a multi-slide infographic about Ramadan in my IG stories which gives a great overview of this month.
Digging through my ~archives~ (aka my external hard drive) and found these pics of when I stopped by The Well in August 2019 before visiting a friend. I tried the Cardamom MCT Coffee and the only dairy option at the time was coconut milk so... this was not for me. 😂 MCT oil also has coconut in it so it was just too much for me along with the cardamom. I'm not a big coconut flavor person, in case you haven't realized, lol.
Last week, I was about to go write a blog post about my visit to Playt in Hayward, but apparently they closed recently. 😔 I was actually supposed to go again a week before lockdown started for brunch but I'd already stopped going out by then. Enjoy these pictures of Southern fried chicken with smoked gouda mac n' cheese and braised greens, Jamaican chicken skewers, Cajun spiced fries, and what's most likely lemonade bc I can't remember what the drinks were 😂 but I enjoyed everything!
Throwback to when my Dadi (my dad’s mom) sent us mithai (sweets) from Pakistan after one of my cousins had his first kid earlier this year. You’ll find mithai (which is a catch-all term because there’s so many kinds!) at big celebrations like a holiday or to mark special occasions.
On March 26, 1790, the Naturalization Act was signed into law, prohibiting non-white people from becoming citizens in the United States. Over 200 years later, multiple communities are still suffering from the effects of racism our country was founded upon.
I know it's Taco Tuesday, but you should definitely get tacos tomorrow because it's Birria Wednesday at @elhalalamigos! I'm so excited that halal Mexican food has started to pop up in the last couple of years in the Bay Area. I've been following El Halal Amigos for so long, and finally checked it out a few weeks back - and it was delicious. 🤩 I love the crispy, meaty tacos dipped in the consomé stew *and* dipped in their spicy NAR sauce is just *chef's kiss*. Not only do they have beef birria but they now serve chicken birria as well, which I ended up preferring! Check out the latest blog post for more info and photos. 🌮