grain-free

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...

Vegan Cheezy Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

I recently read an interesting article about the paleo diet hype. It pointed out that it is being marketed way overboard as to what the original meaning of the caveman's diet was supposed to be; simple foods,... Read More...

Spring Favorites 2013

As Spring should be in full swing in most places of in the northern hemisphere, I think it's time for another seasonal recipe round-up. Believe it or not, I don't go through my own recipes often enough. More ... Read More...

Vanilla Sesame Cookies with Rosewater

I am as much a runner as I am a food blogger. I need to get off my chest how disgusted I am about the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon yesterday. There will never be a right space or time for incidents li... 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...

Wasabi Roasted Edamame

Do you like wasabi? For many years, I only knew it as this horrible green paste that comes with sushi and that (in my opinion) kills any other flavor that you would try and taste at the same time. I never rea... Read More...

Herbed Cauliflower Carrot Falafels

Dinner is most likely the meal in our house that changes the least often. We have our two or three soups, two or three meat/seafood or pasta dishes. More often than not, we'll just have a salad or an omelette... 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...

Broccoli Pistachio Soup

One more week to go until I run my 3rd marathon. It's taper time. That means less running, less physical exhaustion, and so much more time to think and worry. Here are some of the the bad voices: Have I ... Read More...

Portuguese Chickpea and Cod Salad

I am craving salty and hearty meals these days. Yes, it's winter. But more so, I am in the final stages of marathon training. I've been logging in my longest long run of 35k last week. For several weeks I ha... 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...

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...

Cranberry Chocolate Nut Squares

Tomorrow is the previously mentioned Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon, and I am gonna run it!! Yes, I will. If you have read my previous post, you will know that I got a muscle tear in my thigh two weeks ag... Read More...

Asian Broccoli Salad

Bad news today ! Be prepared for a big whine.  I've got my first ever running injury. After last week's 25k long run (which was part of my marathon training), I realized that I was limping and that I had pai... Read More...

Grain Free Vanilla Cookies

Christmas is only a month away. It's a scary thought: I will have my parents over from Europe for 2 weeks. So the pressure is on. They have never really spend Christmas in warm weather. I find it so much easi... 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...