dessert

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Yes, I know. It's been a very very long time since I last posted a recipe here. Needless to say that I lost interest a bit. Needless to say, never enough to kill this blog altogether. I knew one day I would wan... Read More...

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...

Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Breaks are good. Change of scenery is good. Breaking out of your routine is good. Doing something different is good. Even if it's only temporary. A running coach that I consulted about my tiredness and dwindli... 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...

Coffee Marzipan Pralines

I have spent the last two weeks in Germany and Portugal, as our long awaited and well deserved annual holidays and break from Dubai everyday life and routines have finally come. I am in marathon training hea... 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...

Mango Sorbet

June is the official start of summer in Dubai for me. It's the squelching season: you'll be hot and sweaty, no matter what time of the day. The temperatures even at night will not drop below 30C/86F. During t... 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...

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

My kids eat plain yogurt literally by the bucket. I actually do buy them in 1kg buckets. And I usually take two of these buckets as one will probably not last longer than a day or two. They have yogurt every ... 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...

Vegan Pumpkin Orange Spice Squares

 There is many good things about Christmas in Dubai. If you can get your head around sunshine, blue skies and rather warm weather (which is something you have to get used to when you grew up in more Northern ... Read More...

Kiwi Sorbet

Do you agree with me that certain foods should not be transformed and processed through cooking? Lettuce, cucumbers, grapefruits, and kiwi fruit fall into this category. Lettuce will loose all its fresh cris... 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...

Raw Raspberry Sorbet

When you travel with small kids, you will most probably have a lot of luggage. Whenever we leave Dubai for our annual leave in summer, I am glad to travel with Emirates Airlines, as they allow 30kgs luggage p... Read More...