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Green Avocado Smoothie

I can imagine what you are thinking: she must be living under a rock. The world has been drinking green smoothies for about a decade, and now she's coming up with a recipe...yawn!!! I won't blame you. I do l... Read More...

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...

Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

A last quick recipe before I hop on the plane for my annual summer holidays in Germany and Portugal tomorrow morning. I can't wait to get out of the Dubai summer heat. I can't wait to continue my marathon tra... Read More...

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...

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...

Raw Raspberry Sorbet

When you travel with small kids, you will most probably have a lot of luggage. Whenever we leave Dubai for our annual leave in summer, I am glad to travel with Emirates Airlines, as they allow 30kgs luggage p... Read More...

Homemade Butter Popcorn

Bom Dia from Portugal this time! We are at our second stop of our one-month vacation in Europe. For two weeks, we are staying in a coastal town near Lisbon. The beach is 100m away from our holiday home. We ar... Read More...

Cucumber Lemon Cooler

Hello from Hamburg. We are finally on our one-month summer vacation in Germany in Portugal. It feels really good to be back home, although Hamburg is not my hometown (I went to university in Berlin). I love s... Read More...

Berry Frozen Yogurt

It's Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. For 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar cycle, Muslims refrain from dawn until sunset from eating and drinking. It is at the toughest time of the year this time, a... Read More...

Frozen Chocolate Nut Bars

Would you expect a dessert to be good for you? For many people, the conventional idea of a dessert is more like this: it's full of sugars, white flours and the wrong fats, it's bad for you. Only if a dish ful... Read More...

Lemon Frozen Yogurt

It's probably a known fact to you that I avoid refined sugar in my recipes. You might have even noticed that many of my recent recipes have been grain free, as I seem to do well without sugars and grain starc... Read More...

Citrus Salad with Pomegranates and Mint

A group of runners will run a 46-47k run through the streets of Dubai this coming Friday, starting at 6am. They do it to raise money for the treatment of an Iraqi friend and former rugby player, nicknamed Moe... Read More...

Coffee Orange Nut Bars

I have been food blogging for almost three years. I get invited to review restaurants or test kitchen tools on a regular basis. My email inbox is full of press releases of new cafe and restaurant openings or ... Read More...

Grain Free Banana Date Bread

If there is anything about baking that I don't like, it's the Hit or Miss aspect of it. You can assemble the most promising batters. But only if you pull the bread or cake out of the oven, you will know if ta... Read More...

Carrot Coconut Breakfast Loaf

Five days to go until the Dubai marathon. I ran my last training run today, 12k at marathon pace. It felt good. I know from experience that I find it harder to get into a certain pace in training runs, but do... Read More...

Coffee Truffles

Christmas is just over and she is pestering us with yet another truffle recipe. Of which we have seen about 187 versions in the last two weeks. Wasn't her blog to be about healthy foods? Anja has totally lost... 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...

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...