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Spiced Quinoa Pilaf

My blog is slowly turning into a running blog with random healthy recipes added to each blog post. I am not sure I like this new direction yet. It all seems less coherent. On the other hand, my running rules ... Read More...

Moroccan Quinoa Salad

How many and what kind of childhood injuries did you have? I am talking about stitched-up lacerations, arms or legs in casts, scars, etc? I had my wrist broken when I was 11-12 years old, and a laceration jus... Read More...

Arroz de Bacalhau

Did you ever lose luggage while traveling by aeroplane? Did you ever have to go to the lost luggage depot of an airport? We get visitors very regularly here in Dubai. Once or twice it happened that their lugg... Read More...

Pesto Rice with Feta

I feel slightly hesitant to post this recipe as a recipe, because it's so simple: brown rice with pesto, arugula leaves and a sprinkle of crumbled feta and toasted seeds. It's my current favorite carb-loading... Read More...

Lentil Pilaf – Stuffed Peppers

Our 1 month holiday in Germany is slowly coming to an end. We have been here for 4 weeks, and have another few days to go. Every year, after being away for 3-4 weeks we crave our comfort zones at home, less e... Read More...

Curried Bulgur with Carrots and Raisins

It's winter finally in Dubai. It's so cold that one wants to wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts and sometimes even socks. This is as bad as it gets. Most Europeans and North Americans will laugh about thi... Read More...

Quinoa Coconut Porridge

I ran my first 10k race of the season yesterday. The season in Dubai is in winter, as the summer months are far too hot for these kind of outdoor activities. I am not an early morning runner, when I run on ... Read More...

Barley with Broad Beans and Peas

I regularly read the BBC Good Food magazine. A few weeks ago I was paging through the August issue hoping to get some inspiration for a Saturday night dinner. I found a Gordon Ramsay recipe of marinated lamb st... Read More...

Bulgur and Walnut Kibbeh

Today was definitely my worst day with regards to overeating at Christmas. We were invited to a Christmas lunch potluck thing at friends. They are Polish, so they had quite a few Polish traditional meals on the... Read More...

Banana Oat Muffins

I love to experiment with all sorts of ingredients when baking muffins . And nothing makes me more happy than when they turn out well. I get inspired all the time and constantly have new ideas of what to put in... Read More...

Leek Millet Bake

This millet bake has been one of our long-time favorites, although there are many down-sides to it: It is not a quick meal, and you'll have a lot of dishes to wash afterwards.  But I promise you: it's wort... Read More...

Carrot Coconut Millet Breakfast

When I was a kid we were always living in apartments. There wasn't much space for pets. The only pet allowed was birds. And we always had one. If one escaped through an forgotten open cage door and an open wind... Read More...