Khazana We empower women in war-torn regions by pairing their products with socially-conscious Americans who want 100% authentic investments for their homes.

Khazana offers unique investments from across the world that are otherwise rarely available in the global market through global citizenship. Khazana has a unique delivery method through in-home presentations that are intimate opportunities to experience a bit of the culture of Asia, “meet” the artisans, and live a through someone else’s eyes on the ground. A “host” sponsors a discussion at their h

Khazana offers unique investments from across the world that are otherwise rarely available in the global market through global citizenship. Khazana has a unique delivery method through in-home presentations that are intimate opportunities to experience a bit of the culture of Asia, “meet” the artisans, and live a through someone else’s eyes on the ground. A “host” sponsors a discussion at their h

Operating as usual

04/24/2021

Happy Saturday! I'm adding the final pictures and completing the formatting... it's almost ready to publish!!! YAAAAAAY!!!!

Don’t forget to order your pre-sale book! These will each be SIGNED COPIES! Thank you for your support!!!https://khazana...
04/16/2021
Cuisine of the Silk Road: The Authoritative Guide to Afghanistan and Pakistani Cooking - Khazana

Don’t forget to order your pre-sale book! These will each be SIGNED COPIES!
Thank you for your support!!!
https://khazana-us.com/product/cuisine-of-the-silk-road-the-authoritative-guide-to-afghanistan-and-pakistani-cooking/

I spent some time living in Pakistan, and instantly fell in love with the food, the people, the culture, and especially, the women. I’ve traveled all over the world, immersing myself in different cultures and learning the recipes of the countries I’ve visited, to better understand the people thr...

And just like that, I have my ANSI-Accredited Food Protection Manger’s Certification. One more step and we’ll be able to...
04/03/2021

And just like that, I have my ANSI-Accredited Food Protection Manger’s Certification. One more step and we’ll be able to start selling the spices online in support of the cookbook/cooking line! We’re almost there!!!

Find us at: www.Khazana-us.com or on FB: Khazana USA

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And just like that, I have my ANSI-Accredited Food Protection Manger’s Certification. One more step and we’ll be able to start selling the spices online in support of the cookbook/cooking line! We’re almost there!!!

Find us at: www.Khazana-us.com or on FB: Khazana USA

#Khazanausa #khazana #khazanameanstreasure #womanownedsmallbusiness #imwritingacookbook #womensempowerment #pakistan #entrepreneurship #smallbusiness #afghanistan #afghancuisine #pakistanicuisine #socialimpact #socialentrpreneurship #spices #asianspices #southasianfood #culturethroughfood #culturethroughcuisine #womenhelpingwomen #supportsmallbusiness #womanownedbusiness #womanownedsmallbusiness #spicebusiness

Today's interesting news...did you know?https://khazana-us.com/did-you-know/
03/29/2021
Did you know? - Khazana

Today's interesting news...did you know?

https://khazana-us.com/did-you-know/

I was reading this wonderful post today, as I was researching the very last sections of the cookbook (publishing on or about April 1!), that UNESCO has published about the role of women in Nomadic societies across Central Asia (to include Afghanistan and Pakistan, among many others along the Silk Ro...

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and ba...
03/07/2021

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and back have been chosen, the intro writers chosen...OMG, this is really happening! I’m hoping to have the entire project’s draft done by mid-March, published by April 1!

I’m featuring friends’ kids making the recipes in the cookbook, which will make it accessible and fun too! This is, after all, a cookbook that’s about another region of the world but making them accessible to Americans! Yay!

Pre-sales started Sunday February 28th. Don't forget, 30% of all profits of the books and everything I create goes towards funding women’s empowerment programs in war-torn regions!

In case you're worried about certain dietary conditions that may preclude you from enjoying this book, I provide modification tips for the following dietary types:
1. Kosher
2. Gluten-free
3. Dairy-free
4. Certain allergens (nuts, eggs - there is no fish involved)
5. Vegetarian and Vegan
6. And of course Halal (these dishes start as halal)

And if you need assistance modifying the recipes to specific needs, you are ALWAYS welcome to contact me if you need help after purchase of the book!

Right after I publish the cookbook, the spice lines and spice boxes will be on sale, and then the cooking master classes begin!

So many exciting things going on! I hope you'll join me in this journey.

Pre-order your cookbook here: https://khazana-us.com/product/cuisine-of-the-silk-road-the-authoritative-guide-to-afghanistan-and-pakistani-cooking/

Through love and kindness,
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐚
𝐸𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑊𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and ba...
03/01/2021

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and back have been chosen, the intro writers chosen...OMG, this is really happening! I’m hoping to have the entire project’s draft done by mid-March, published by April 1!

I’m featuring friends’ kids making the recipes in the cookbook, which will make it accessible and fun too! This is, after all, a cookbook that’s about another region of the world but making them accessible to Americans! Yay!

Pre-sales started yesterday(Sunday February 28th). Don't forget, 30% of all profits of the books and everything I create goes towards funding women’s empowerment programs in war-torn regions!

Right after I publish the cookbook, the spice lines and spice boxes will be on sale, and then the cooking master classes begin!

So many exciting things going on! I hope you'll join me in this journey.

Pre-order your cookbook here: https://khazana-us.com/product/cuisine-of-the-silk-road-the-authoritative-guide-to-afghanistan-and-pakistani-cooking/ Through love and kindness,
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐚
𝐸𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑊𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and back have been chosen, the intro writers chosen...OMG, this is really happening! I’m hoping to have the entire project’s draft done by mid-March, published by April 1!

I’m featuring friends’ kids making the recipes in the cookbook, which will make it accessible and fun too! This is, after all, a cookbook that’s about another region of the world but making them accessible to Americans! Yay!

Pre-sales started yesterday(Sunday February 28th). Don't forget, 30% of all profits of the books and everything I create goes towards funding women’s empowerment programs in war-torn regions!

Right after I publish the cookbook, the spice lines and spice boxes will be on sale, and then the cooking master classes begin!

So many exciting things going on! I hope you'll join me in this journey.

Pre-order your cookbook here: https://khazana-us.com/product/cuisine-of-the-silk-road-the-authoritative-guide-to-afghanistan-and-pakistani-cooking/ Through love and kindness,
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐚
𝐸𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑊𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑

Pre-sales are live for the new book here: https://khazana-us.com/product/cuisine-of-the-silk-road-the-authoritative-guid...
02/28/2021
Cuisine of the Silk Road: The Authoritative Guide to Afghanistan and Pakistani Cooking - Khazana

Pre-sales are live for the new book here:

https://khazana-us.com/product/cuisine-of-the-silk-road-the-authoritative-guide-to-afghanistan-and-pakistani-cooking/

I spent some time living in Pakistan, and instantly fell in love with the food, the people, the culture, and especially, the women. I’ve traveled all over the world, immersing myself in different cultures and learning the recipes of the countries I’ve visited, to better understand the people thr...

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and ba...
02/19/2021
Khazana

I can’t believe I have 3 recipes left to finish the cookbook, not that much writing left, the design cover, spine and back have been chosen, the intro writers chosen...OMG, this is really happening! I’m hoping to have the entire project’s draft done by mid-March, published by April 1!

I’m featuring friends’ kids making the recipes in the cookbook, which will make it accessible and fun too! This is, after all, a cookbook that’s about another region of the world but making them accessible to Americans! Yay!

If you’d like to be part of - or hear more about - the project, I have a separate page called “Khazana Test Kitchen”. We’ll be starting pre-sales on the website and on our FB page as soon as the cover is finished, amd don’t forget, 30% of all sales will go towards funding women’s empowerment programs in war-torn regions!

Right after we launch the cookbook, our spice lines and spice boxes will be on sale, amd we’ll be starting cooking master classes!

So many exciting things going on!

www.khazana-us.com
FB: Khazana
FB cookbook site: Khazana Test Kitchen

#funwithcookkng #imwritingacookbook #khazanausa #khazana #khazanameanstreaure #womensupportingwomen #womeninbusiness #womensempowerment #supportsmallbusiness #socialimpact #socialimpactbusiness #WomensSmallBusiness
#pakistan #afghanistan #afghancooking #pakistanicooking #recipes #foodie #southasiafood

Not many have as high a level of knowledge and understanding of Southwest Asian carpets as Christine and Khazana. Truly gifted team, and they only offer exquisite rugs. Moreover, Christine is using her company’s sales to support Pakistani businesswomen trying to grow their own respective businesse...

02/17/2021

Here’s a #signofsuccess when you’re #writingacookbook:

Hubby’s decided to cook tonight. He’s native Pakistani and has made #chickenkarahi a million times...BUT...

He’s asked ME for MY recipe (so he can get it right). He wants MY version, I’ve apparently perfected it. ❤️❤️❤️

#khazanausa #khazanatestkitchen #imwritingacookbook #pakistanifood

2 new recipes ready for the testing phase of the cookbook! Yummy spicy pumpkin (Kadoo) and brown lentils (masoor daal). ...
01/13/2021

2 new recipes ready for the testing phase of the cookbook! Yummy spicy pumpkin (Kadoo) and brown lentils (masoor daal). Mmmmm! #khazanausa #khazanameanstreasure #khazanatestkitchen #cookbookinprogress #pakistanifood #afghanfood #womenempowerment #socialentrepreneurship #womensupportingwomen #supportsmallbusiness

I’ll be posting more about the event we held in a village near Mardan, Pakistan soon...here’s a little teaser. With the ...
12/26/2020

I’ll be posting more about the event we held in a village near Mardan, Pakistan soon...here’s a little teaser. With the help of our supporters, we fed the entire town a nutritious lunch - most there rarely get more than rice, tea, and/or bread. Thrilled we were able to do this...thank you for the ability to help especially the children! I can’t believe how far our masks sales initiative went! 3 food kitchen events held, this one feeding over 350 people!

If you’re interested in our products, initiatives, or upcoming events, the soon-to-be-released cookbook and supporting experiences and spice boxes, check is out at: www.khazana-us.com or on FB: Khazana USA. #khazana #khazanameanstreasure #empowerwomenchangetheworld #socialimpact #socialentrepreneurship #womanownedsmallbusiness #entrepreneurship #supportsmallbusiness

It's official (just in time for Christmas)! We are now Khazana USA, LLC!!!!Thank you to all of our supporters this year ...
12/24/2020

It's official (just in time for Christmas)! We are now Khazana USA, LLC!!!!

Thank you to all of our supporters this year - we couldn't have made it through 2020 without you!

Happy holidays and here's to a fantastic 2021!

Love, peace, health and happiness to you and yours,

Christine, Liana, and Naqeeb

#socialinnovation #art #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusinesses #womanownedsmallbusiness #womensempowerment #womeninleadership #womenhelpingwomen #womenforwomen #supportsmallbusiness #changingtheworld #socialimpact #socialentrepreneur #entrepreneurship #khazanameanstreasure #khazanausa #afghanistan #pakistan

It's official (just in time for Christmas)! We are now Khazana USA, LLC!!!!

Thank you to all of our supporters this year - we couldn't have made it through 2020 without you!

Happy holidays and here's to a fantastic 2021!

Love, peace, health and happiness to you and yours,

Christine, Liana, and Naqeeb

#socialinnovation #art #smallbusiness #supportsmallbusinesses #womanownedsmallbusiness #womensempowerment #womeninleadership #womenhelpingwomen #womenforwomen #supportsmallbusiness #changingtheworld #socialimpact #socialentrepreneur #entrepreneurship #khazanameanstreasure #khazanausa #afghanistan #pakistan

12/17/2020

Hey everyone! Still have time to get your beautiful treasures in time for the holidays! Every purchase not only supports a woman-owned small business, but also funds women's empowerment initiatives in war-torn countries!

Khazana (khazana-us.com)

#khazanausa #khazanameanstreasure #socialimpact #socialentrepreneur #SupportSmallBusiness #womensupportingwomen #womensempowerment

This coming week, I’ll be writing BBQ recipes for the cookbook! I’m soooo excited to start these - the yummiest, juicies...
12/06/2020

This coming week, I’ll be writing BBQ recipes for the cookbook! I’m soooo excited to start these - the yummiest, juiciest meat! Start up your grills, Americans!

www.khazana-us.com
FB: Khazana USA

#womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #khazanausa #khazanameanstreasure #socialimpact #supportsmallbusiness

Beautiful handmade batik fans from South Asia, available only on our website:www.khazana-us.comEvery purchase from us cr...
12/05/2020

Beautiful handmade batik fans from South Asia, available only on our website:

www.khazana-us.com

Every purchase from us creates opportunities for women in war-torn countries.

Empower Women, Change the World

#khazanausa #khazanameanstreasure #womensempowerment #SupportSmallBusiness

The most beautiful hand painted Christmas ornaments, made by women in Kashmir, Pakistan. Each one takes hundreds of hour...
12/05/2020

The most beautiful hand painted Christmas ornaments, made by women in Kashmir, Pakistan. Each one takes hundreds of hours to create!

Every purchase from us creates opportunities for women in war-torn countries.

There are very few of these available, only for a limited time on our website:

www.khazana-us.com

Empower Women, Change the World

#khazanausa #khazanameanstreasure #womensempowerment #SupportSmallBusiness

Mendhi candles, available only on our website! Each one is unique and hand drawn by me!With every purchase from our webs...
12/05/2020

Mendhi candles, available only on our website! Each one is unique and hand drawn by me!

With every purchase from our website, we donate to women's empowerment initiatives and feeding the children in war torn countries!

www.khazana-us.com

Empower Women, Change the World

#khazanausa #khazanameanstreasure #womensempowerment #SupportSmallBusiness

The new website is live(!), and now includes a shopping cart! Check it out here: www.khazana-us.com #khazanausa #sociali...
12/04/2020

The new website is live(!), and now includes a shopping cart!

Check it out here: www.khazana-us.com

#khazanausa #socialimpact #khazanameanstreasure #womensempowerment

The website is almost ready!! It has been completely redesigned to include a shopping cart so you can buy directly! We a...
11/18/2020

The website is almost ready!! It has been completely redesigned to include a shopping cart so you can buy directly! We are very excited about it. We should be launching right before Thanksgiving - Just in time for Black Friday! 🎉

PS: Have you signed up to receive your free recipe yet? 😄🎁http://khazana-us.com/free-recipe.php

The website is almost ready!! It has been completely redesigned to include a shopping cart so you can buy directly! We are very excited about it. We should be launching right before Thanksgiving - Just in time for Black Friday! 🎉

PS: Have you signed up to receive your free recipe yet? 😄🎁http://khazana-us.com/free-recipe.php

Dear friends and family,I thought I’d send out a note as November begins to give you a quick update of some of what’s be...
11/04/2020
Khazana | Welcome...

Dear friends and family,

I thought I’d send out a note as November begins to give you a quick update of some of what’s been "up with us” in 2020. Naqeeb and I have consciously chosen to focus on the positives that have happened, despite all of the craziness in the world right now:

First and foremost, Naqeeb became a U.S. Citizen! We ended our six-year-long journey through U.S. Immigration at the end of July as he passed his citizenship test with flying colors and then was sworn in the very same week – alone – in a strange little room at DHS practicing COVID-safe rules. He swore his oath to the U.S., immediately applied for his U.S. Passport and registered to vote, and is a full-fledged, law-abiding citizen now. Woo hoo! He’s heading back to Pakistan for a month or so this week, his first trip on a U.S. Passport! Please pray – to whatever God/Spirits you pray to – for safe and healthy travels.

Meanwhile, I’ve had the summer to recover and heal. If you didn’t hear, my position with the federal government was abolished just before COVID began here in the DC area. At first, it was a horrible shock. But it’s actually been a blessing for me. I was able to NOT have to commute almost 3 hours a day, wrecking my back and neck, etc. I’ve recently rejoined the very same federal office (late September), so it was basically a summer off from the office. Suddenly, we found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic.

So Naqeeb and I quickly launched a COVID mask initiative – “Buy One, Give One”, which was so successful, we were able to get 7000(!) masks to medical workers, the poor, family, friends and the local community over 2 months! I handmade over 350 of the masks. A HUGE thank you to every one of you who purchased masks from us to make this so successful! This initiative has also funded food for the ultra-poor in Pakistan – we’ve already fed 150 families through this effort, and Naqeeb will be in Pakistan for a month and will be setting up two more family meals while he’s there.

The other thing I’ve been laser focused on this summer was working with my mentor, Chris, on Khazana, my small business! For those of you who may not remember (or be aware), I "opened” Khazana not long after I returned from Pakistan (about 6 years ago). Unfortunately, full time work, a LOT of medical issues, and – well – LIFE has gotten in the way, and it slipped to a lower priority over time. It became my second (after recovery) priority very quickly, and it’s been AMAZING.

Chris and I – and my wonderful part time contract employee Liana! – have refined my goals and planned out the new business model, which was necessary especially given all of the new challenges COVID has brought to the world. The business is – and always has been – about women’s empowerment in war-torn regions, and also about providing the American public with beautiful treasures and the stories behind those treasures. “Empower Women, Change the World”.

I’m writing a COOKBOOK – and will soon be launching supporting cooking programs!

COVID has made it harder in some respects to fulfill Khazana’s mission, and yet, we’re adapting to the needs of the community and the women we serve despite the obstacles we’ve encountered.

I have three “asks” from you, dear friends, if you choose to accept (any of) them:

1. I need help testing the recipes. Are you interested in being a part of the Khazana Test Kitchen? I’m setting up a Facebook Group to gather friends and family to help with the book! You can “own” this book before it’s even finished and be a part of the process! The idea of the book is to make Pakistani and Afghan food – and the women behind the food – more accessible. People have this idea in their heads that all food from that region is “burn your face off spicy”, which it isn’t. I’m making this food accessible. Do you like to cook? Do you want to learn how, in an accessible way? Join us on this fun – and yummy! - journey! Even testing one recipe helps immensely! Here’s the page I’ve set up to collaborate on this project: www.facebook.com/groups/khazanatestkitchen/

2. Join me in my journey empowering women. Are you interested in hearing more about what Khazana is about and what I/we are – and will be doing? Sign up for our mailing list(s) here: www.Khazana-US.com

3. Pass the word to your friends and family. I’m looking for people who love to cook for this project, but also for anyone interested in women’s empowerment, so please feel free to post, share, email, whatever. All are welcome to join me in this journey to change the world!
COVID has been a strange time everywhere. I hope you are safe, healthy and in good spirits. I miss you all and hope to see you – either on zoom or in person – soon.

Love and peace,

Christine
Empower Women, Change the World

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Hi Christine, Would love to come visit you in one of these markets.