My name is Zayna and I’m a thirty-something halfie – quite literally American Arab by citizenship and ethnicity, respectively– with a day job in communications and media relations, who happens to love food! Mostly bubbly, with a splash of sass, and always up for adventure; my blog is a little window into my life and love for food.
Bet you didn’t know that ….
- I’m exactly 5’1 and three quarters tall
- I love all that sparkles and shines. Glitter!
- Pink and Black are my favorite colors (or non-color)
- I still count on my fingers (Math is not my strong suit, but I can write you a proposal that will rock the socks off your client)
- I’m an Aries; positive but stubborn
- I have an obsession with Pinterest
- Yes, I’m a morning person
Why are the Measuring Cups Optional?
My mother learned to cook from the best cook in the world, my Tayta (Grandmother) and I have never gotten a recipe from Tayta that included solid measurements. I grew up watching her and my mom add handfuls and sprinkles of ingredients. To this day, a recipe from Tayta means using her measurements — I’m still working on figuring those out. So this is me, measuring cups in hand, taking on my kitchen one cup and one handful at a time.