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Lockdown Lowdown With Haseena From The Daily Dilemna

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Haseena from The Daily Dilemna is who we call a super mom, she's an occupational therapist who has a massive love for food. She's been trying out new recipes and sharing some food recipes with her followers. We caught up with her to find out about her lockdown lowdown. The Daily Dilemma

What is the first thing you'll get up to once lockdown is over? 

I think the first thing I’d do after lockdown is take a road trip to visit my family in the coast... it’s been too long and the children are probably having the worst experience right now, because as adults we have had the chance to pop out to the stores and see the outside world. But my kiddies have been home for almost six weeks now! So definitely taking them out somewhere they would enjoy once this is all done.

Which restaurant do you miss the most? 

I was thinking about this the other day, and figured out what I’d want to eat right now and I think it would be a scrumptious RocoMamas burger and chili cheese fries and a freak shake and waffle, and, and, and... So yes I think RocoMamas is what I miss most!

What's your favourite home-cooked meal you've made during lockdown? 

I’ve been experimenting with so many recipes during the lockdown, I would say my favourite home-cooked meal is a South African Indian specialty known as Khuri Kitchri (I have shared the recipe on my page).

At the same time, I must say the most popular recipe I have made and shared on my page is homemade Cinnabon’s! (it’s been trending and so many say it’s even better than the original). A few other popular copycat recipes I have shared include a Spur Cheddar Melt Steak recipe, chicken tikka and also some homemade donuts. Yes, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen... haven’t we all?

What are you watching on Netflix? 

I’ve just completed rewatching the entire five seasons of Prison Break (an old favourite series and I totally recommend it!) Also, keeping up with Dynasty. Have also started watching Money Heist.

Have you picked up a hobby or perfected a skill? 

I have inadvertently become a teacher (with online schooling for the kids), also started spending more time in my garden and have realised that I now need to keep up with cleaning and laundry. I’ve learnt that I enjoy hanging washing. But mostly I’ve been perfecting my cooking and baking skills!

What are the three staples in your kitchen right now? 

Flour, eggs and yoghurt (you may have seen the popular two ingredient dough).

Coffee or tea? 

Coffee (always!) but what I wouldn’t do for a Starbucks right now... I’m so tired of making my own coffee.

Who are you in lockdown with? 

My husband and three children.

What are you currently most grateful for? 

I’m so grateful for the roof over my head, a warm and loving home environment, the food on my table and the clothes on our bodies. There are so many people out there who do not have basic necessities, my heart and prayers goes out to them during this difficult time. Also, I’m very grateful for my faith, and knowing that everything that’s happening right now will pass and that better days will come.

How do you keep yourself going and motivated during this time?

Prayer, routine, cooking and baking, exercise and some fresh air in the garden. Also, endless FaceTime calls to my family.


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