As much as we love eating food, the clean up is the absolute worst. Who likes washing 20 different dishes and silverware? Not us. This is why weâ€™re big fans of the one pan, one pot, one bowl kind of meals. No fuss, no cleanup. As the weather gets chillier, this warm, hearty chicken and sweet potato dinner is not only delicious and comforting, but also so wonderfully easy â€”both to make and to clean up. Just a handful of ingredients, and one baking pan and you have yourself a healthy, hearty dinner!
4 chicken thighs
2 sweet potatoes
2 medium onions
Butter or olive oil
Clean and pat dry your chicken using a paper towel. Using a knife, poke some slits onto the chicken on both sides. Sprinkle paprika, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, oregano and salt on one side of the thighs, and massage it into the chicken. Drizzle a few drops of oil if needed. Flip the thighs and repeat on the other side. Let the chicken marinate in your baking pan for a while.
In the meantime, wash your sweet potatoes, and then using a fork, carefully puncture holes all over the potato. This will ensure quicker cooking, as well as prevent the potato from exploding due to trapped steam. Next, dice up your onion into big cubes. On the baking tray where the chicken is resting, drizzle some more olive oil and throw in the onion cubes, tossing them around so that they get all mixed up in the oil as well as the chicken seasoning. Peel open the layers of the onion if needed. Place the chicken thighs on top of the onions and drizzle on some more olive oil. Next take your sweet potatoes and roll them around in the olive oil too.
Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for an hour. About 30 minutes in, take the sweet potatoes out and slice them in half so that they can cook faster. Keep checking on when the various components look to be ready and then serve and enjoy!
Bridal MUA Sehrish Amir shares her top make up tips with us for wedding season.
What are some make up trends for the upcoming wedding season?
Clients are more inclined towards snatched and lifted looks this season. Though the classic gold eyes and red lips are still in demand nonetheless.
What tips can you give our readers to make their foundation look natural?
My top tip would be to prep your skin. If your canvas is well prepared and you’ve taken good skin care you hardly need foundation.
How do you suggest people protect their natural skin and hair from makeup and styling?
Primer before doing foundation and heat protecting spray before any hairstyling.
What is your go to skincare routine?
My routine is very basic with a Murad face wash and La Mer moisturizer. I exfoliate once a week and use masks at least three times in a month.
What mistakes do most brides make in your opinion?
Most times they want a makeup look that wouldn’t suit their face.
Please trust your makeup artist.
What challenges have you faced as an MUA in Pakistan?
Mainly, Iâ€™ve found that finding and building a team that can work with your vibe is quite the challenge.
What consists of your every day makeup kit?
A few things that make up my every day makeup kit are:
NARS foundation, MAC mascara, blush, gel eye liner, contour, lipstick and a lip liner.
What are your top 5 foundations?
- Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
- Mac Studio Fix Fluid
- Ester Lauder Double Wear Foundation
- Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
Hania Amir turned heads at a recent wedding in this all white Hussain Rehar outfit. She paired the beautiful ensemble with sparkly butterfly earrings. We do wish she had opted for a different shoe but she looks stunning nonetheless.
Habiba Rahman as Belle was one of the highlights of our fortnight. If youâ€™re not following Habiba and her designing adventures on instagram then youâ€™re truly missing out. Habiba stitched and styled this entire look for Halloween. We think she looks absolutely perfect as Belle.
Amna Hassan Tahir truly is one of our favourite fashionistas. She serves one look after the other and quite frankly it gets hard for us to choose the best one because she always looks so good! Spotted in sunny Dubai, Amna wore a white peasant style blouse with white shorts. She accessorised her super casual look with pink mini bag and matching shoes.
Uzma Khan shows us that simplicity is truly the ultimate sophistication. She looks radiant in a black jumpsuit. She adds a pop of colour to her look with a customised sparkly green clutch.
Our fave London influencer Shanzay Sheikh shows us how to stay warm while slaying this winter season. She pairs a knitted turtle neck and a black coat with flared pants. Her Gucci fur slippers tie the look together.
Bushra Aftab hosted a for her friends at Sumo. Photographed by Raza Ali.