Fariya KhanWriter of Texas Mom Blog
I am the passionate ‘mom’ writer behind our Texas Mom Blog.
An educator of financial studies, I took a break to focus on family. Being a stay at home mom gave me the much needed time to discover more about how food impacts minds and bodies, especially those of our little ones. Four years and three kids down, I have returned to my love for writing to nourish my desire to work while balancing the joys and jobs of having more kids than hands!
Handling the Texas Mom Blog has given me that chance to explore a subject I spend most of my day thinking about. Healthy, fresh and all-rounded food. And the best part is that I get to write as myself! A Mom!
Having Indian roots, it is delightful to find commonality between Indian and Texan cuisine. Parathas and tortillas, puris and empanadas- there is always something familiar and exciting to talk about. Working with the team of Texas Real Food, I wish to reintroduce readers to the power of simple and real nutrition!
What’s your favorite ‘real’ food or Texas staple?
A dish I grew up on and have now incorporated into my family’s routine is the Sir-e-Paaye. Sir-e-paaye is a slow cooked dish (usually for up to 3 hours) along with a muslin cloth bouquet garni of close to 20 real spices and herbs. The dish is a collagenous and warm bodied stew. It is enjoyed with hot naans dunked into the nourishing soup. Sir-e-Paaye is a festive dish made on Eid, and holds a special place in my heart.