Squash Steps


Step 1: Go to Atlanta Food Truck. There, eat the loaded fries with lamb masala at Masala Fresh. Make sure to stop by 4GreenVision Works on your way out and spontaneously buy 2 Squashes.IMG_2216Don’t they look like pretty yellow ducks?


Step 2: Refer to your cookbook by Shireen Anwer. She’s my great aunt! She is a great chef and is on a TV cooking show in Pakistan. Love her recipes as they are also part of my family. Toorai means squash.


Step 3: Sneak in a quick photo. So I couldn’t decide if I liked the white chopping board as a background or pink, so inserted both in this post.
IMG_2226So I know it says to slice thin, but with a toddler and baby, I’m always in a hurry!


Step 4: Involve toddler in cooking process by getting her to ‘help.’ Here, Z is gleefully helping me dispose of the squash peels in the trash. She dropped a bunch on purpose on the floor and then scooped them up. At least they ended up in the trash.IMG_2250Step 5: Eat and Enjoy!

Final product: Toorai Sabzi aka chopped squash, potatoes, a few cherry tomatoes, cilantro garnish mixed with the aforementioned spices on the recipe cookbook photo. The turmeric gives the curry a lovely golden color; this curry was topped on fluffy Jasmine rice. Yum!


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012), an an infant (August 2017) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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