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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread

Remember my last post about the upcoming Ramadan 10k race that involved big prize money? Well, the prize money was doubled to 2.1 million AED (that's 400.000 EUR or 540.000 USD). I ended up finishing 10th fem... Read More...

Paleo Hazelnut Banana Date Muffins

A chiropractor once said that to me there is no running injuries, only lifestyle injuries. Our modern lifestyles have us sitting in the most awkward positions for way too long a time, e.g. at the desk in the ... Read More...

Apple Rosemary Cake with Lemon Drizzle

March is the last month of the Dubai running season. The races are getting shorter, as the weather gets warmer. Over are the days when the temperatures drop down to 15 degrees or less. I had signed up for two... Read More...

Orange Almond Cookies

It has become a habit of posting here on my blog the day before a big race. Although I didn't mention it in last week's post, I went for another race last Friday. It's the Wadi Bih Run, a 72k trail run with ... Read More...

Grain Free Sweet Potato Brownies

The year is coming to a close. Everybody seems to be wrapped up in the Christmas frenzy. Although I have been living in Dubai for 10 years, and have spent 9 Christmasses (is that the right plural form?) in wa... Read More...

Homemade Bounty Balls

I warned you last week: energy-dense recipes are on their way! Which means my marathon training is on the way. I am slightly exaggerating at this point, as today will only be Day Three of the first week. But ... Read More...

Lemon Rosemary Bundt Cake

Life has been good recently as two 10k races were on the agenda. The first race included a 2.5k junior race that my son participated in. His first official race, with bib number and timing chip and all. He is... Read More...

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

It's almost Valentine's Day. To be honest, we chose to ignore this day completely in our house a few years ago. No flowers, gifts, expensive dine-outs or comprehensive dine-ins that has us standing in the kit... Read More...

Hazelnut Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Last year's Christmas got me on a cookie baking roll. I am still on it. It's especially gratifying when my family likes them. These days, they deserve all the good (and healthy) cookies of the world. You won... Read More...

Hot Or Cold Chocolate

An icy wind is blowing that laughs at the temperatures on the mercury.  Numbers on the thermometer can be very deceptive in Dubai: yesterday it went es low as 20C which would probably count as a warm spring o... Read More...

Vanilla Pumpkin Almond Bread

Halloween is around the corner. I will have to go Trick or Treating with my kids again. My son wants to dress up as a devil. My daughter doesn't like scary creatures and therefore wants to be a fairy. Both my... Read More...

Grain Free Orange Chocolate Cookies

One of my favorite autumn and winter flavors is orange zest in combination with dried dates or some deep dark chocolate. Or both. It cannot be deep or dark enough. Here are some of my other orange zesty reci... Read More...

Lemon Coconut Loaf

School is starting again tomorrow for my son. It's been lovely summer holidays that we spent in the Dubai heat, in Germany and in Portugal. It's been long too, about 10 weeks. But by no way boring. My kids c... Read More...

Summer Savory Herb Muffins with Tzatziki

We are past half-time on our one-month vacation in Europe. On the weekend we returned to Germany after two wonderful weeks in Portugal. What a beautiful place Portugal is! We stayed in Cascais near Lisbon, ... Read More...

Cucumber Lemon Cooler

Hello from Hamburg. We are finally on our one-month summer vacation in Germany in Portugal. It feels really good to be back home, although Hamburg is not my hometown (I went to university in Berlin). I love s... Read More...

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I have mentioned more often than not that the Dubai summers are very very hot.  This year is no exception. However, it seems that after 8 years that I have been living in this place, I seem to get used to it.... Read More...

Coconut Chocolate Muffins

I am very proud to present you another muffin recipe today... I know, I know... yet another muffin. To my defense I am still in the process of optimizing previous muffin recipes. Several criteria have to be m... Read More...

Grain Free Chocolate Banana Muffins

Muffins have moved up on our priority list in the last few weeks. Summer is arriving in Dubai. The heat and humidity have an impact on our appetites. Meals are getting lighter and fresher. And probably even s... Read More...

Grain Free Spice Cookies

My 4-year old daughter seems to go through a creative kitchen phase. Every morning, she tells me she wants to bake or cook something. She loves to sit on the kitchen counter, pour measured ingredients into th... Read More...