Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping

Hello my fellow travellers,

I always get excited when I have 2-3 blackening bananas on my countertop. Albeit they look super gross I get excited because I can make awesome baked goodies. The bananas are at ultimate ripeness and a 100x sweeter. You can make cakes, pancakes, cupcakes, blondies, and the list goes on. I decided to make a semi-healthy banana muffins with a crumbly top.

I must admit, these are some of the most moist muffins I’ve ever made. Unbelievably delicious!

IMG_5384Extra crunch with the crumbly topping

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Roadie Bites: Acacia Mediterranean Restaurant

Hello my fellow travellers,

Let me first begin by introducing my new series called Roadie Bites that takes a new spin on restaurant reviewing. If you’ve read some of my other reviews on Affy’s or Udupi, you might’ve noticed the awesome quality photographs and more details on a wide array of dishes.

Roadie Bites sort of does the opposite. Basically, it’s take out from a restaurant I’ve never tried, my cellphone camera, and my raw thoughts.

I’ve decided to begin with Acacia restaurant, which I happened to try last week on a whim. I pass Acacia on almost a daily basis as I head to class and was always intrigued by the store front. After Dine Halal’s alert on facebook on Acacia, I wanted to try a new Mediterranean cuisine restaurant (other than the same old Paramount).

Trust me, I was not disappointed!


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My recipes in Dine Halal Magazine!

Hello my fellow travellers,

I have some wonderful news! Three of my recipes are published in the current issue of Dine Halal Magazine. This month’s issue deals with Summer grilling and BBQing and my recipes are very much in tune with the summer. You’ll have to get your hands on the magazine to see what I put in.



The magazine is available to people in the GTA and is absolutely free so get your copy by heading over to their Facebook page. Show some love! 🙂

That’s all for now. I’ll see you all in a few days.

Fatima A.

Another update :)

Woah, woah, woah! Two weeks since last post? Well…I have good reason for that. So I’m in my last two courses for my undergraduate degree, insha’Allah. This is the home stretch. I’m currently out of the kitchen and hitting the interwebs (both of my courses don’t require textbooks. YES! Don’t you love when that happens?) That’s why I’m updating my patient and awesome readers on my small hiatus. I will be back in a few days with a new post. Also, I’m going to announce a new initiative I’m undertaking below the Travel Sized Bites banner.

I’ll keep you all posted my fellow travellers 🙂

Signing off,

Fatima A