About

Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting. I hope you have found some interesting things in my pages. Your comments and insight are always welcome so please feel free to chime in!

I really don’t want to go on too much about myself because you already put up with a lot of my life in the blog posts! Having said that, I know I like reading the “about” page on other blogs because I find it interesting to know where they are, where they’ve been and where they’re going. So, I will tell you a little about me.

I am a Brit, a Londoner, actually, with Indian ancestry. I miss London terribly, and think about moving back almost everyday. In the meantime, I have wonderful memories of my home town.

I now live in beautiful Broomfield in Colorado with my husband, three daughters and a son. The magnificent state of Colorado takes your breath away . The majestic Rockies, the parks, lakes and the people are all amazing. I moved back to Colorado from Houston, Texas, a few years back and I am having a blast. We have national and state parks to explore and mountains to climb. We have farms and farmers markets to browse. The weather is beautiful pretty much all the time.

Living in Colorado we have the advantage of eating healthy and having an outdoorsy life. My recipes are all made from scratch and use the best ingredients around when possible.They are all made using organic or natural products.

Besides writing this blog, I am a product/cooking demonstrator at a local high-end appliance company. I demo the cooking appliances (Thermador, Dacor, Wolf, Viking etc) and cook up a storm and the clients sample all the goodies. I also am a personal chef, a caterer and a cooking instructor.Nazneen

I also have an obsession with coffee. All coffee: from Turkish to Cappuccino and everything in between. I am a big supporter of organic, Fair Trade certified, small farm coffee growers. I like to support farmers markets and farms as much as I can and buy local whenever possible. I believe we can help our planet in little ways and leave it somewhat intact for our children. Recycling, reusing and reducing are important in our household.

I appreciate your interest and I hope you find something useful in my ravings.

Thank you for visiting.

If you would like to contact me you can reach me at: coffeeandcrumpets1 [at] gmail [dot] [com]

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  1. I just found your site and am excited to see all of the recipes. I love the spices you use and also live in beautiful Colorado. Thank you for this site!

  2. Salaam Nazneen!
    I just stumbled upon your blog and am SO glad I did! I love meeting fellow Muslim bloggers! I love love love your style of writing and your photography. I’ve got my sights set on the Layali Lubnan πŸ™‚
    I’m excited to have found you, and I can’t wait to see what else you have to share πŸ™‚

  3. Assalam Alaykom Nazneen,
    I’ve found your blog from 5euro- Charles’ blog. I too live in Colorado , it is such a charming and cold state :). I am from Egypt and have never seen snow until I came here. I love coffee too… I am used to drink Turkish coffee with milk and a dash of cinnamon… have you ever tried that? Did you try the Arabian cardamom coffee? I love your yummy recipes and sure will try them… Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Nazneen,

    My name is Shilpa, I’m an Indian American, raised in Colorado actually (my brother still lives in your area actually). I came across your blog quite randomly actually- in an unusual work related search for Double Kameetha, which I, oddly, was not familiar with. You’ve got great things going on here, eager to see more.

    Love and miss the CO rockies, but I live in Portland, OR now, where I intake tasty coffee and food everyday. Come on over at some point if you’d like to try the delicious variety. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Shilpa, thank you for stopping by! I will most definitely look you up if I am ever in Portland…it is on my list of places to visit.

  5. I am checking out your blog and recipes. I am glad I have finally found this! I miss your cooking! Great job memsaab.

  6. Happy to have found your blog! I too love coffee and try to eat as healthily as possible. Opposite to you I grew up in the US but now live in the UK, Ive not been to Colorado but hope to go one day!
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  7. Nanzeen,

    I just happened to be surfing the web tonight and ran across your recipe for Dover Sole, which ironically I had just finished making for my family. Your recipe is very similar to mine. I think I am going to make your chili with pasta recipe this week and I am definitely going to make your raspberry tartlets with blackberries too. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Curtis! Thank you for visiting and commenting. I love to hear from people and especially if they are going to try my recipes!! Tell me how they turn out.

    • Hi Lin, I’ve been here forever it seems like sometimes. I am hoping to move back soon so my children can experience England.

      Thank you for stopping by! It was nice to stop by yours too.

    • Hi Ana! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy reading my ravings, and hopefully find a recipe or two. I am very much about real food. Even though I call myself a foodie…I am not very adventurous! I however, like good food and can tell bad food from a mile away. I look forward to seeing you around!

  8. I am Nazneen’s little sister Naureen. My sister and I have never been mushy-mushy about each other, though we spent our childhood mostly inseparable. If I have to say something about my sister, it would be that she is one of the funniest, sarcastic and generous people I know. Her talent for cooking and baking has probably been passed on by my late mother. That gene, however, did not get passed to me because I am a self-confessed terrible cook. The amount of effort, time and ingredients never seem to aid in my efforts to produce a culinary masterpiece.
    My sister is truly dedicated in perfecting her skills and her passion for cooking, and it shows in her blog. I hope you all get as much pleasure in her recipes, as I have had the pleasure of eating them in my single days πŸ™‚

  9. Assalamaleikum, I stumbled upon your Facebook page through a comment on Sheikh Waleed Basyouni’s pic. We seem to have a few things in common. I am also originally from India,have spent a couple of years in Houston (Sugar Land to be precise) and love cooking and baking. Glad to follow your blog.

    • wa’alaikum assalam Sadaf! Thank you for reading and commenting! Seems like we do have a few things in common. I moved from Manvel which is about 20 mins from Sugar Land. Still have lots of friends there. Most of my family is still in Houston and lots of beloved friends. Shk Waleeds girls and my girls are friends…they were in school together. I look forward to reading and following your blog too.

  10. Sara! How are you? I am glad you found this too! I hope you had a chance to look around and found something interesting. How’s Sugar Land?

  11. I’m so glad to have found this! Looking forward to reading more great stuff from you Nazneen Baji! I’m a whole hearted believer in raw earthful goodness πŸ™‚