35153173-3bd5-4def-9f3a-333129d2eecbFoodaholic is a blog that’s a complete package of tried and tested recipes, helpful tips, food facts and interesting quotes. In short its a complete food magazine. Recently we received our first blog award: The Shine On Award.

Formerly, I was an English language and literature teacher. My husband and daughters are my inspiration for cooking, they love to eat and I love to cook. To me cooking is an expression of love, generosity and warmth. If I’m cooking I’m happy πŸ˜€ Besides cooking, I paint and read.
I’m a hands on mom, raised two happy, healthy daughters. I’ve handled parties for over fifty people at home singlehandedly and recently started my own catering business.

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  1. MARIAAAA! Long time no see, since the old Foodies Plus days on Google Plus! I’m so happy to have (re)found your website and your marvelous recipes. I’m snooping around for tips on perfect pita bread–my last batch was a disappointment. Any tips? Do I really need to find whole wheat flour? We’re still confined here in Madrid, not much variety in the neighborhood market, but I can try… I hope you and the family are well!
    -John Nelson

    1. Hi Johan! What a lovely surprise to meet you in this space after a long time. 😊 Google plus days were really awesome, now part of our golden memories. But I’m so happy that so many friends from there are still connected on FB.
      Johan, I don’t have a pita bread recipe on the blog, only roti, paratha, poori and naans – our south asian leavened and unleavened breads.
      I usually use this ratio of ingredients for my pita breads –
      1 cup warm water (not hot or boiling), 2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast, 2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons salt
      1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional). Leave the dough to rest till it doubles up. This quantity should make around 8-9 pita breads. Bake or cook on skillet over stovetop.
      I use all purpose flour or a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour. That makes lighter, fluffier pita breads. Hope this helps. I’ll try to make a proper post on this soon.
      We are staying home too but have access to the grocery store in our residential area. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be stuck in the middle of the ocean these days. Hope you have a well-stocked pantry. Stay safe, my friend!

  2. Assalamualaikum…Dear Maria since the time I found your website, I have been coming back over and over again to relish the great recipes and their pictures shared by You. I have also tried some of the recipes and they turned out brilliant. I too love cooking and baking for my family. I am intrigued by the fact that how do you maintain balance between house keeping and pursuing your passions? Kindly share about your experiences as this will help me a lot and I can learn from you, as I am currently being under a lot of stress by looking after one toddler, an infant, my inlaws, ongoing MPhil and the passion for cooking…all at once.
    I wish You the best

    1. Thanks a million for such precious and kind words, dear Fiza! Feedback like this gives new energy to us food bloggers. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™
      I can so relate to what you are going through right now, sweetheart! Just don’t be too hard on yourself. When my kids were very young, I was also teaching. Besides those two full time jobs, I threw a lot of parties, did most of the housework all by myself and sometimes found time to paint a little.
      In performing all these duties, my husband always had my back. Then you need to prioritise – what is more important at a certain time in your life. Mostly I cooked when my kids were sleeping and I cooked in bulk. Made smaller portions and froze whatever I could for busy days or incase guests showed up without prior notice.
      Then I quit my day job when I realised that my kids needed me more at home. Call me old fashioned but I strongly believe that one of the parents need to be with the kids all the time.
      I started the blog and catering business when my girls were in primary and middle school. I could be there for them when they needed me and still found time to pursue my passions when they were away at school.
      Now they are all grown up, I have more time on my hands but I still follow the routine of keeping things organised ahead of time so that things don’t pile up and pressurize me.
      You have a very young family, it’s time to focus on them. Believe me they will grow up faster than you would like. But do take out time for yourself when you can – drink a cup of green tea with your favourite music playing in the background, cook something that you and your husband enjoy, take a quick nap or hot shower to energize. Deep breathe. Tell yourself I can do this. Talk to friends. 😊
      Don’t let things pile up. Clean as soon as there is mess. Cook in bulk and freeze. Ask for help.
      Count me among your friends. I’m always here to help. ❀

      Wish you strength and a beautiful life ahead!

      1. Thank You Dear Ma’am for such kind consideration and warmth on Your part…
        May Allah reward You and bless You and the whole family with his Infinite blessings. Ameen

    1. Thank you so much,Ravi!It was a difficult month and a half but I’m relieved the nightmare is over. There are still a few design issues but we are working on them.

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