grain-free

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...

Jeweled Cauliflower Rice

Welcome back after a little summer break! I went on a three week holiday to Crete in Greece. All prepared with recipes and food photos that prepared beforehand and that I would serve you along the way. But t... 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...

Roasted Beetroot and Apple Salad

Not much wisdom to share today. Just a lovely summer salad of beetroot, apples and celery that I keep on making. The textures of these three ingredients provide layers, and so do their flavors: earthy fro... 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...

Green Beans with Dates and Walnuts

Spring is in the air, and I find myself making salads and light vegetable dishes instead of heavy hot soups and stews or meat-laden dinners. One can never eat enough vegetables, I find. I eat mountains of it... 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...

Honey Tahini Almond Cookies

I read an interesting article yesterday, on one of my favorite running and nutrition websites Competitor Running. The article was called "Do The Math: Percentages In Diets Are ‘Meaningless’". It says that th... 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...

Lentil Spinach Curry

Three months of diligent marathon training have come to an end and the big day is tomorrow. Here I am now, sitting and waiting for those last 24 hours to go by til the race starts. My last run was on Tuesday... 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...

Grain Free Feta Thyme Muffins

Good news from the marathon training front: firstly, my groin and hamstring niggles are gone. Secondly, the weather in Dubai has finally cooled down so much that running outside is pure pleasure. Thirdly, bec... Read More...

Coconut Cashew Cookies

The higher you climb the harder you fall. It's been sometime since my last post. Not only was I on holidays and traveling abroad, as this has never kept me from posting here, but I was deeply demotivated to ... 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...