breakfast

Green Avocado Smoothie

I can imagine what you are thinking: she must be living under a rock. The world has been drinking green smoothies for about a decade, and now she's coming up with a recipe...yawn!!! I won't blame you. I do l... Read More...

Greek Yogurt with Honey, Figs and Almonds

Today's recipe can hardly be called a recipe as it is just an assembly of raw and mostly unprocessed ingredients. My diet has gone more and more into this direction over the last few months: not much processing... Read More...

Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

A last quick recipe before I hop on the plane for my annual summer holidays in Germany and Portugal tomorrow morning. I can't wait to get out of the Dubai summer heat. I can't wait to continue my marathon tra... Read More...

Grain Free Apple Walnut Bread

It's 8pm on a Thursday in Dubai. I am running the last half marathon of the season tomorrow morning at 6.30am. Everything is laid out, including the banana that I will force myself to eat before the race. I a... Read More...

Grain Free Banana Date Bread

If there is anything about baking that I don't like, it's the Hit or Miss aspect of it. You can assemble the most promising batters. But only if you pull the bread or cake out of the oven, you will know if ta... Read More...

Banana Molasses Granola Bars

Granola bars are very popular if I can believe the statistics of my blog. Therefore, I cannot withhold this granola bar recipe any longer that got me through the last couple of weeks of my marathon training... Read More...

Carrot Coconut Breakfast Loaf

Five days to go until the Dubai marathon. I ran my last training run today, 12k at marathon pace. It felt good. I know from experience that I find it harder to get into a certain pace in training runs, but do... Read More...

Lemon Cinnamon Grain-Free Granola

Going grain-free naturally leads you to exploring nuts and seeds. My first grain free granola, the Orange Date Nut Clusters,  a couple of weeks back has become a staple in my house. I now explore different fl... Read More...

Orange Date Granola

 After more than 2 months of summer holidays, I forgot what it was like to get up early every morning and get my son get ready for school on time. He started school last week. The first week is done. I am exh... Read More...

Buckwheat Date Muffins

I have a new love: buckwheat flour. For several months I have been eying the packet in the supermarket, not quite knowing what to do with it and how it would behave in cooking and baking, not knowing what the... Read More...

Traditional Oat Porridge

 It's already been a week since we landed in Germany for our vacation. It wasn't the smoothest of all vacations in the beginning. All is fine now. We have settled into our holiday house at the North Sea. Been... Read More...

Banana Date Spelt Bread

 The last week before a holiday is as stressful as all the time together since the last holiday, it seems to me. I am going on a one-month holiday tomorrow. I got everything done. Finally. I am feeling like I... Read More...

Vanilla Buckwheat Granola

I have been trying to keep my diet gluten free for some time now. Not rigorously, but as a general rule I tried to avoid it to see what it does to my body, although I was convinced that I was not gluten intol... Read More...

Orange Cinnamon Granola

After a series of kitchen disasters, during which several new dishes went straight into the bin, I tend to cook and bake things that are well known to me and disaster-proof. Like granola. Apart from the fact ... Read More...

Lemon Rosewater Pistachio Granola

 Rosewater is one of those ingredients (and I will not even name the other ones, in case they never make it to the daylight), that has been sitting in my pantry for months, if not years (regularly replaced if... Read More...

Buckwheat Banana Porridge

People are creatures of habit when it comes to foods and food routines. For instance, many like the same breakfast every morning. Lunches can be the same for 2 or 3 days in a row. However, dinner has to be di... Read More...

Quinoa Coconut Porridge

I ran my first 10k race of the season yesterday. The season in Dubai is in winter, as the summer months are far too hot for these kind of outdoor activities. I am not an early morning runner, when I run on ... Read More...

Spanish Tortilla (Potato Onion Omelette)

What do you do when one person of the family prefers freshly baked breads only for breakfast? Getting dressed and run to the bakery shop first thing every morning? No. Not me. Not during my summer vacation. I... Read More...

Crunchy Quinoa Granola

 I have never thought of putting raw quinoa into a granola until I read a granola recipe on Food And Whine. What a revelation it was. I basically copied the recipe and just made slight changes (when I didn't ... Read More...