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My name is Shaista Malik, but I use my husband’s name as my last name on my blog so u can say my blogging name is SHAISTA TABREZ

I am from Karachi Pakistan, moved to USA 2 years back to join my spouse, who is a finance manager with GE…I am a mother of a sweet, cute li’l baby girl Aroush who is turning 1 by the end of July 2009. By profession I am a pharmacist, but not practicing it nowadays, so, homemaking is what I am doing these days..

Are you known for making a certain dish or dessert? If so, what is it?

Yes, I have many specialities, mostly in non-veg, I want to list few of them:
• Chicken karahi
• Chicken drumsticks
• Lamb chops

• Gulab jamun

Where do you like to vacation/go on holiday the most?

There are many, I want to list few of them based on my preferences
• Australia
• Hawaii
• Switzerland
• Europe’s road trip
• Northern areas of Pakistan

You’ve had a rough week. We feel your pain. How do you relax after a rough week?

To be with my family…talk to my mom over phone

What is the ultimate comfort food to you?

Tahiri (veg rice dish)
Sumthin cook by my mom

Which season (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) is your favorite.. why?

Spring , when flowers are blooming.

Other than cooking and/or baking.. what hobbies do you enjoy?

Reading books, watching TV, sleeping, though I do not get time to sleep now with a lil one

Who taught you how to cook and/or bake?

Cooking: my sweet mom
Baking: some wonderful cookbooks

You’ve just won $5000.00!!! But it comes with some stipulations.. you can’t spend it on your kids or your significant other! This is all YOURS. What would you spend it on? (we’re also going to fantasize that you have no bills whatsoever! Woo!! Hehee)

Will try to find some one some kitchen gadgets…keep some for rainy day

You can visit Shaista on her blog Mixcalculations