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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Dip

BBQing in Dubai in May can be quite a torture. Over the the last week, summer has finally arrived and blesses us now with 40C during the day, and not much less than 30C during the night. You want to know what... Read More...

Spiced Flax Balls

I think I can say this now as the ends seems to be near: We survived yet another Dubai summer with scorching heats and unbearable humidity. Every year I dread the summer. And every year it is over before I kn... 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...

Yogurt Date Tart

I missed my own birthday! Blog birthday that is. Can you believe it? It simply got lost in all the misadventures of the last few days that came along with our vacation in Germany. Now we are 2 years old. I j... 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...

Orange-Scented Hazelnut Prune Truffles

There is two kinds of recipes. The ones with very long ingredients lists. Those dishes usually take a long time to prepare. However, there will provide layers of flavor, either by an extended combination o... Read More...

Walnut Prune Truffles

Merry Christmas to everyone! I wish you all some lovely holidays and the best for 2011. Our Christmas is as good as over. That's me at 8pm at night, with the kids being up just after 6am and the giving of ... Read More...

Cinnamon Almond Butter Truffles

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I have an announcement to make: I finally registered for the Dubai marathon!! I mentioned in many recent posts that I was training for it, but never told you that I wasn't actually... Read More...

Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Fat Does Not Make You Fat! This is the title of a post of a fellow Dubai food blog Bon Appetit! It is a beautiful summary of why fat is an important part of everyone's diet. It explains in simple terms what i... Read More...

Guacamole

 Guacamole is a well-known avocado dip. Many of you will agree. I agree too. I serve it as a dip when we have visitors. However, when I am alone, I like to have my guacamole as a one inch thick spread on some... Read More...