Assalaamu alaikum and hello.
My name is Mahdiya. I’m a full-time student at IOU (Islamic Online University), a wife and a mum to a cheeky two and a half-year old boy, Zakariyya — hence my blogging name: Umm Zakariyya (Arabic for Zakariyya’s mum). I live in New Zealand and love cooking and baking for my family, friends and MYSELF.
The recipes I am and will blog are not all mine; some are my mum’s and some my sister’s. They are all tried and tested either in my kitchen or my mum’s, not once or twice but many times. I come from a BIG family, which makes cooking more enjoyable knowing you’ll have many tasters. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.
My other hobbies :-
-I love watching anime (find manga boring in comparison to anime)
-playing with Zakariyya and Daanyaal (my sister’s son). Zakariyya and Daanyaal (Daniel) are both named after Prophets 🙂
-arts and crafts (including sanding slash painting slash drilling)
-spending time with my hubby and family.
Whether you are looking for quick meals, OR you’re having trouble over what to make for dinner, OR you’re having visitors coming over and want to make something new, OR you’re simply hungry and want to satisfy your taste buds, you’ve come to the right place.
Make yourself a cup of tea, relax and browse through. Enjoy reading and trying out the recipes…