Meet Sarah

Hi and thanks for coming by! My name is Sarah. In my previous lives I have been an economic analyst and a financial adviser, but for the last few years I have been crazily happily busy being mama to my two wonderful girls. That was a career switch so to speak that my younger self could not have anticipated, but that my older self is very happy with.

The common thread in all this has been my love of food. You know you have a problem when at your baby shower your brothers identify eating as one of your hobbies. Sheesh. The least they could do is say it’s baking you know?

Baking is truly my first love. I get immense satisfaction from a chewy chocolate-y cookie, a cheesecake that is both firm and luscious or a muffin that makes even the dreariest of mornings seem a little brighter. I am not into froufrou desserts, at least not yet. Maybe one day.

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I would not call cooking a love quite as yet. It still feels like a little like work, but sharing it with you here makes it feel less so. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

I grew up eating mostly Pakistani food. Unfortunately for mother as much as my 5 siblings and I love food we had a limited range of likes – most lentils, some traditional stews, very few veggies, and next to no fruit. Now that I am an adult and a mother I am actively trying to change that because it is now that I truly understand how appalled my mother would be when we would argue that “a potato is a vegetable”.

(Note to self: must delete above paragraph when girls start to read. Will amend it to say something like, “when I was little I would get up every morning and say ‘what veggies can I eat today?” Yeah that sounds totally believable.)

Join me as a I cook a predominately Pakistani smorgasbord of food and bake up some dangerously yummy treats. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions and can be reached at flourandspiceblog@gmail.com

Note: All the pictures shared on this blog are taken from my iPhone and are my property alone unless otherwise credited. 

64 Comments

  1. This blog is my dream come true. So many years of eating your yummy desserts and hearing about the ones I didn’t get to try, I am finally getting the chance to attempt some of them!! Your writing is so true to you that I feel like I’m in the kitchen with you, cracking up at your little comments. Can’t wait to visit you again and wake up to Carrot Cake Pancakes or Mixed Vegetable Quiche… heaven.
    LoveYouLots!
    AG

  2. I love your sense of humour and oh yes I did find your blog. Thanks for stopping by. I like the roasted tomato soup, must try it sometime, and the Biryani!

  3. I stumbled upon your blog looking for food bloggers from pakistan for an event of ours and I tell you this is so good. Following you here on! Great recipe Sarah… Hope to see more.

  4. Lovely introduction! Thanks for stopping by my blog and in turn leading me to yours… I love what I see here. I am a miserable baker but your site inspires me to try and experiment. Looking forward to much more. Happy Blogging Sara.

  5. AoA Sarah! You’ve got such a yummy blog here. Thanks for coming over my place. I’m so glad to discover another PAKISTANI Food Blogger! πŸ™‚ Be in touch! πŸ™‚

    Love & Blessings,
    Sadaf F K.

      1. Hello again. Just hovering here to tell you that I select you for an Award with some muffins to serve you. Enjoy!
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  6. Hi Sarah, I’ve been invited to join the β€œMy Writing Process” blog tour and have accepted for June 9th, 2014. This tour rolls out across three new bloggers’ sites each week. So, I can invite three writers to carry the tour forward. It would require you to answer a few questions and generate a post. Your date would be June 16th, 2014. Please let me know if you’re interested and can participate for June 16th. If yes, then in my June 9th post, I will mention your blog! Can you let me know if you would like to participate?– Aiswarya.

    1. Hi Aiswarya – I am so sorry to be getting back to you so late, but I don`t think I will be able to, it is looking a little crazy here for the next little while πŸ™ Thanks so so much for thinking of me!

  7. Hey Sarah! I really enjoy following your blog and checking out all of your great recipes. I’d like to feature you in my upcoming Blog Tour Post. Alex at Dinner Daydreams http://dinnerdaydreams.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/blog-tour/ recently featured me in hers, and now it’s time for me to feature some of my favourite blogs. If you’re okay with it, I’d list you as one of the featured bloggers in the post, and then you’d do a post next week and choose your three. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  8. Hey Sarah! So here are the details for the tour:
    Step 1:
    Say a little something about how you’re involved in the tour and link to the blog post that featured you last week.

    Step 2:
    Answer the following 4 questions:
    1. What am I working on?
    2. How does my work differ than others of its genre?
    3. Why do I write what I do?
    4. How does my writing process work?

    Step 3:
    Say who is next week (your 3 picks) and give a little bio/shout out with a link to their website.
    ____________
    That’s it! My post featuring you will be up on Tuesday. Hope you like it!

  9. Well first of all you and your daughters are gorgeous. I have four and they are a blessing. Second I’m so glad that I found your blog and the food and recipes look so good. Im sure I’m going to learn alot.
    All the best wishes to you Sarah.

  10. Hi Sarah! I have visited your blog finally and I am thinking why I didn’t earlier…You have got a beautiful blog and lovely recipes. Please do visit mine as I am new to blogging world and would love to get your feedback πŸ™‚

  11. Can I just say I LOVE your blog!
    And can I just ask: how come I only discovered you’re a consumate blogger like 2 weeks ago!
    I’m already making lists of the stuff I’ll be trying out… and then probably won’t cook because I’ve always been the LAZIEST cook ever… so I’ll end up sending the link to a friend who DOES cook and ask to be invited to dinner or tea whenever the deliciousness gets baked/cooked.
    πŸ˜‰

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