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 🙂

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 and content in it are my own unless clearly stated otherwise. Reproducing in part or whole without my permission is a violation of my intellectual property. If you would like to include my content in something then reach out and I am happy to work with you! 

For questions about that and collaborations email me at flourandspiceblog@gmail.com

72 Comments

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    One of the Three Musketeers.
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    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

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    sarahjmir
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    Thanks so much G!!! Good thing you aren’t close by otherwise you would get lots of sloppy cuddles hehe

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    Murtaza Jafri
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    I saw we put on skype, get some pots and pans and do a top chef throoooow down.

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    Liz
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    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!

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      sarahjmir
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      Thanks for hunting me down 🙂 I really need to make that a lot easier – am very new to all this!

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    Liz
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    I see I have been here before. Thank you for stopping by my blog…..I appreciate!

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    Sabeen
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    Hi sarah , lovely blog 🙂 Hope to see more x

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      sarahjmir
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      Hi Sabeen – thanks so much for your kind words!

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    Rukmini Roy
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    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.

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      sarahjmir
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      Thanks so much Rukmini! sorry about the late reply, if you are following my blog then by now you probably know what’s been keeping me away!

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    SaQa (@Goonerette23)
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    Hello Sarah! I’m new to your blog and i must say the simplicity of this theme and detailed recipe instructions with a tinge of humor had me at once! Keep posting 😀 Love x

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    SaQa (@Goonerette23)
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    Hello Sarah! I’m new to your blog and i must say the simplicity of this theme and detailed recipe instructions with a tinge of humor had me at once! Keep posting 😀 Love x

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      sarahjmir
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      Thank you thank you thank you! Sorry for the late reply, just got back from an extended vacation!

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    Namrata
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    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.

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    Sadaf F K
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    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! 🙂 Be in touch! 🙂

    Love & Blessings,
    Sadaf F K.

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      sarahjmir
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      Thank you so much Sadaf!!!

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        Sadaf F K.
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        Hello again. Just hovering here to tell you that I select you for an Award with some muffins to serve you. Enjoy!
        chefinframe.blogspot.com/2014/08/easy-coconut-muffins-with-crumbs.html

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    Faaiza.O
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    Love your work!!

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      sarahjmir
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      Thank you so much Faaiza! Thrilled you stopped by 🙂

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    Ayesha
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    Hello!! I’ve nominated your lovely blog for two awards… check em out here! 🙂 http://kitchensmitten.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/gettin-awardy/

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    RamanDeep Singh
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    hey, your food is damn good.i m from india 🙂 and because i eat beef i love your recipe

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    Aiswarya @ My Kitchen Moments
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    Hi Sara, Thank you for stopping by my blog and the follow. I have been looking for baking recipes and your blog inspires me a lot to try baking. And also to learn more about Pakistani food too!

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      sarahjmir
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      Thanks so much for your kind words, much appreciated!

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    mysimpledelights
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    Hi Sarah! Thank you for the follow on my blog, about to have a nosey on yours too and look forward to connecting with you! Farianti ?x

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    Jhuls
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    Sarah,

    I may be busy with life and work the past weeks, but I am happy that finally, I am passing this ‘Versatile Award’ to you. Whether if you are participating or not, the award is yours to keep. Please click the link for details: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Wishing you a lovely day!

    xx
    Jhuls

    PS: Did you get my email address? I replied to your message on the contact form. 🙂

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    My Kitchen Moments
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    Hi Sarah, I’ve been invited to join the “My 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.

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      sarahjmir
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      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 🙁 Thanks so so much for thinking of me!

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    love in the kitchen
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    Hi Sarah!
    Zara is such a little beauty. And eating is an excellent hobby by the way! Great to meet you via the blogosphere. Your blog is wonderful.
    Lindy

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      sarahjmir
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      Hey Lindy! Thanks so much! Glad you approve of my hobby heheh 🙂

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    illcookyouwash
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    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!

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      sarahjmir
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      Am I late for this? So sorry! Somehow I don’t seem to be getting email alerts anymore :/

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        illcookyouwash
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        Hey no, you’re not. I only posted a few days ago :). Are you interested?

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    Farah.F
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    Wow, excited to find your blog…and already loving it! 🙂 cant wait to go through all your goodies.

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    illcookyouwash
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    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!

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    radhikasethi
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    Hello Sarah! I have nominated you for the Leibster Award! 🙂 If interested, please check this link
    https://mytrystwithbaking.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/my-first-blogger-award/.
    Regards,
    Radhika

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      sarahjmir
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      Thank you so very much Radhika! I have a busy few weeks coming up, but will try and pass it on!

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    My Kitchen Moments
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    Hi Sarah, Congratulations… I have nominated you for the Dragons Loyalty Award. Please collect it at – https://mykitchenmoments.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/many-more-awards-and-a-note-of-thanks-to-all/

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    Thai Noodle Salad – Guest Post by Sarah Mir of Flour & Spice | ãhãram
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    […] attracted me to to Sarah’s blog was her easy to make yet delicious recipes. In her write-up about herself, Sarah mentions that she is “not into frou frou desserts.” I would extend that to all […]

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    Linda Creation
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    Wooow Sarah you has an amazing blog and I m glad I stop by today congrats dear 🙂

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    Tim Cook
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    What a well written blog. I applaud you.

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    Aruna Panangipally
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    Hi Sarah,

    Happy New Year. 🙂

    I sent you a couple of emails. Could you check and reply, please?

    Aruna

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    This Cake is Desi
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    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.

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      sarahjmir
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      You are so so sweet – and girls really are wonderful…until about the teen years I suspect 😉

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        This Cake is Desi
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        Hahah, I have four soo umm.. all I can say is that it gets interesting when they hit the teens. But my daughters are like my best friends.:)

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    Habiba
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    Can’t believe I’ve been following your blog/instagram and only JUST read this! What a stunning photo Sarah 🙂

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      sarahjmir
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      Thanks Habiba! All photo credit goes to the talented people at Blue Pepper photography 🙂

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    theextraaamile
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    such a yummy blog 🙂 guess I can learn a lot from here 🙂 🙂 Very nice Sarah… 🙂 and btw you have two adorable daughters 🙂

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      sarahjmir
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      thanks so much! I am a little hooked on to your blog now, can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
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    found you through Sadafs blog and very nice to meet you 🙂

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    Vajeea
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    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 🙂

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    lin
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    You are foodie-aholic perfection, thanks!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      and you are so kind – THANK YOU!

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    Victoria Stanham
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    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.
    😉

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    […] attracted me to to Sarah’s blog was her easy to make yet delicious recipes. In her write-up about herself, Sarah mentions that she is “not into frou frou desserts.” I would extend that to all […]

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    Sarah Gheewala
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    Sarah, I just started using your recipes, on the recommendation of my sister, and it is LIFE-CHANGING. Your recipes are so clear, easy-to-follow and have no weird hard-to-find ingredients. I find that certain Pakistani dishes are made differently than their Indian counterparts and its difficult to get those recipes online. I’ve only had to tone down the heat level for my American friends, but otherwise, perfection. Thank you for posting i just had to let you know what a game changer your blog is.
    Sarah G.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      I am so doing my happy dance right now! Thanks Sarah for taking the time out to tell me, this makes my day!

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    zareen
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    Your blog is amazing and a life saver with picky/discerning(?) little palettes! Also really helpful that your recipes are customized to North American lifestyle.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Zareen thank you thank you for saying that! It means a ton to me on so many fronts!

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    Thai Noodle Salad - Guest Post by Sarah Mir of Flour & Spice » ãhãram
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    […] attracted me to to Sarah’s blog was her easy to make yet delicious recipes. In her write-up about herself, Sarah mentions that she is “not into frou frou desserts.” I would extend that to all […]

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    Mariam
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    Jaffff awesome stuff!!!! I wanna try your stuff in person!!!! I do recall brownies u used to bring to school but my taste buds need to be refreshed! Congrats on all ur sucesss!!! Way to go!!!!
    ❤️
    Gokal

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      awww thanks so so much Mariam! Really appreciate the support!

    Penny for your thoughts?