grain-free

Fish Curry in a Hurry

I admit I am still at a loss with most spices. Now that I live in the Middle East, close to India, the spice shelves are packed with spices I am not even familiar with. Although I can identify a lot more spic... Read More...

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

I thought, only Germans could bake cakes with four (or more) eggs in it. My German Cheesecake is the only cake so far on this blog that uses  FOUR eggs. Whenever I saw a recipe that calls for more than two eg... Read More...

Hearty Vegetable Soup

I have been brought up on sweet breakfasts: cereals, breads with honey or jam, etc. A boiled egg was probably the most savory thing I could have before noon. Fried meat or eggs that early in the morning were ... Read More...

Apricot and Cranberry Nut Bread

It's only another month until Christmas, have you noticed? It always comes as a surprise to me. Christmas suddenly just stands in front of the door. The main reason for the surprise factor is probably that I ... Read More...

Red Lentil Dal

I am marathon training again. It took a while to convince myself. Firstly, I didn't get into the London Marathon next year. Although the chances were pretty slim anyway, I sulked.  Secondly, I ran my first ma... Read More...

Pumpkin and Spinach Frittata

Continuing my argument from my last post that I am a peasant at heart, I'll always prefer homemade foods over restaurant foods. And what better opportunity of having homemade foods would there be than a potlu... Read More...

Coconut Lime Popsicles

I have always liked foods with little ingredients. It spells SIMPLE and UNCOMPLICATED and TIME-EFFICIENT and FOOL-PROOF to me. That's just my alley. Because deep in my heart I think I am a peasant.  I like ca... 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...

Melon Shapes with Mint and Feta

I have just survived one of the toughest weekends in the year: my son's 6th birthday and the party that we threw for him. Every time I organize a birthday party, it takes me by surprise how much time and ener... Read More...

Raw Pea Basil Hummus

 Crackers and dips are my current favorite convenience food. The convenience comes from the fact that I can make a big batch in advance (both crackers and dip) and then have it as I feel  hungry (usually for ... Read More...

Coconut-Kissed Almond Date Truffles

These truffles are a by-product of my Raw Lemon Cashew Cheesecake. I was playing around with the proportions of the crust ingredients, that left me with a whole batch of nice "truffle dough" the first time, as ... Read More...

Raw Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

Are friendships worth to put at stake for a piece of cake? Well, this is what I did. After I made this raw lemon cheesecake for the first time, I was so blown away by its flavors and textures, that I big-mout... Read More...

Chocolate Walnut Crispy Cookies

Last weekend, I got final confirmation that I am getting completely detached from the realities of healthy food. It seems I am going overboard with my "healthified" alternatives. I attended Dubai's 2nd com... Read More...

Sesame Almond Crackers with Rosemary

While people in most parts of the northern hemisphere are waiting for the winter to end, here in Dubai the end of winter means unbearable heat and the end of many activities. My pretty successful running seas... Read More...

Nutty Fruit Bars

I am training for a marathon again! I did so about one year ago, but had to cancel the whole adventure after 8 or 10 weeks of training. This time, I am training for the Dubai marathon in January 2011. I will ... Read More...

Flourless Almond Honey Cake

We moved to a new house a few days ago. Actually, just down the road. Everything had to be packed anyway, no matter how far the truck was going in the end. I was trying not to buy anything unnecessary in the ... Read More...

Tomato and Red Lentil Soup

I come straight to the point: this red lentil tomato soup is my absolute favorite soup. I could eat it everyday. Because some other family members may find that a little too often, I only dish it up once per we... Read More...