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Chicken Tikka Masala

I am lagging behind with a lot of recipes that I have been cooking lately, as the other grown-up family member in our house decided to go starch and sugar free as of 1 March. That was good bye to many easy dish... Read More...

Salade Niçoise

My running break is over. Thank goodness for that. It lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. I am not sure if it was enough to recover physically from the strains of a very long season. Probably not. But I couldn't sit at... Read More...

Asian-Style Chicken Quinoa Salad

This quinoa recipe was an attempt to carb load before my marathon last week. As it contains grains and veggies... Oh, how little do I know. I am aware that many of my blog readers appreciate my take on nutri... 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...

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...

Broccoli Pistachio Burgers

 I acknowledge the fact that broccoli is not the most exciting vegetable. I can see on my kids faces every time they find on they lunch plate. However, I think the nutritional value of broccoli makes it worth... 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...

Spiced Lentil Spinach Walnut Loaf

The Dubai marathon is done and dusted. For three months, everything in my life was designed and scheduled around the training and the actual race. Now that it's over, I need something else to do. I was on clo... Read More...

Carrot Tahini Soup

May I make a very bold statement today? Here we go: Everything tastes better with tahini.There, I said it. These days, I hardly have a meal without tahini. It's either in my hummus, or in the dressing over a ... 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...

Vegetable Curry in a Hurry

We are in the last week of our holiday in Europe. In a week's time, we'll be home. As in previous years, after about three weeks, we start to looking forward to go home again. Even if it means to go back to s... Read More...

Soba Noodles with Chives and Walnuts

Chives are associated with summer in my life. They remind me of my childhood where I spent countless weekends in the gardens of my grandparents, aunts and uncles. We would be eating fruit straight from the bu... Read More...

Paleo Summer Wraps with Tahini

It's summer holidays, finally. I was anticipating this moment probably as much as my son. No more school uniforms to iron the night before. No more alarm-clock induced awakenings at 6.30am. No more lunchboxes... Read More...

Gluten Free Spinach Goat Cheese Tart

I survived my daughter's 4th birthday. It may not sound like a big deal, but to me it is. Dubai is a place where everything can be bought for a party, be it decoration, photographer, entertainment, food, or... Read More...

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

I am taking the year 2012 in a storm. It started with a cover photo and a double page spread about my blog and recipes. Now I am working as a assistant photographer/food stylist on someone else's cookbook. It... Read More...

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...