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Jeweled Cauliflower Rice

Welcome back after a little summer break! I went on a three week holiday to Crete in Greece. All prepared with recipes and food photos that prepared beforehand and that I would serve you along the way. But t... 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...

Roasted Beetroot and Apple Salad

Not much wisdom to share today. Just a lovely summer salad of beetroot, apples and celery that I keep on making. The textures of these three ingredients provide layers, and so do their flavors: earthy fro... Read More...

Green Beans with Dates and Walnuts

Spring is in the air, and I find myself making salads and light vegetable dishes instead of heavy hot soups and stews or meat-laden dinners. One can never eat enough vegetables, I find. I eat mountains of it... Read More...

Quinoa Tabbouleh

The update of the half marathon that I ran more than two weeks ago on Valentine's day?.....ahem, yes...... I still owe you that one. Well, let's be totally honest: I was sulking. I don't really have much rea... 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...

Beetroot and Lentil Salad

The big day has finally come: only 3 more days to go until the Berlin marathon. Tonight, I'll be flying out to Germany. I am usually not a person who packs days in advance before traveling. But this time, I w... Read More...

Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Ten days since my last post, and by now I am two weeks into my marathon training. I am saying this because it's the main reason why it took me so long for the next post. The marathon training has taken over ... 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...

Portuguese Chickpea and Cod Salad

I am craving salty and hearty meals these days. Yes, it's winter. But more so, I am in the final stages of marathon training. I've been logging in my longest long run of 35k last week. For several weeks I ha... Read More...

Asian Broccoli Salad

Bad news today ! Be prepared for a big whine.  I've got my first ever running injury. After last week's 25k long run (which was part of my marathon training), I realized that I was limping and that I had pai... Read More...

Potato Salad with Basil Pesto and Ginger

The raw food diet doesn't allow food to be heated over 42C as higher temperatures are being considered to kill the vitality and life force of the food. That's one fact. Now have you ever driven a car without ... 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...

Roasted Okra and Tomato Salad

I love this time of the year in Dubai. Those few weeks in spring before it gets too hot. Where the sky is still sort of clear before endless months of yellowish haze set in.  Now is the time when local produ... Read More...