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Grain Free Feta Thyme Muffins

Good news from the marathon training front: firstly, my groin and hamstring niggles are gone. Secondly, the weather in Dubai has finally cooled down so much that running outside is pure pleasure. Thirdly, bec... Read More...

Chia Crispbreads

An update on my marathon training and progress of my healing running injury is overdue. It's been 10 days since I last posted here and whined and moaned in a lengthy post about my overused hip adductors that ... Read More...

Vegan Cheezy Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

I recently read an interesting article about the paleo diet hype. It pointed out that it is being marketed way overboard as to what the original meaning of the caveman's diet was supposed to be; simple foods,... Read More...

Chakalaka – Spicy Tomato Pepper Relish

Chakalaka is a South African tomato-based relish that has its origins in the townships of Johannesburg. 10 years ago, I was living in Johannesburg for a year and stayed at a vegetarian bachelor's house. The f... Read More...

Wasabi Roasted Edamame

Do you like wasabi? For many years, I only knew it as this horrible green paste that comes with sushi and that (in my opinion) kills any other flavor that you would try and taste at the same time. I never rea... Read More...

Herbed Feta Quinoa Crackers

I am very happy to be presenting a new savory snack recipe today. I am very proud about this recipe, as my 5-year old daughter likes it. She is a bit of a fussy eater. Not so much with regards to what she eat... 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...

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...

Summer Savory Herb Muffins with Tzatziki

We are past half-time on our one-month vacation in Europe. On the weekend we returned to Germany after two wonderful weeks in Portugal. What a beautiful place Portugal is! We stayed in Cascais near Lisbon, ... 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...

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...

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...

Savory Zucchini Sage Muffins

I never used to like savory muffins. I could never explain why until I ate one that was utterly delicious. Only then I realized that all previous ones were simply tasteless. That particular one that got me h... Read More...

Banana Molasses Granola Bars

Granola bars are very popular if I can believe the statistics of my blog. Therefore, I cannot withhold this granola bar recipe any longer that got me through the last couple of weeks of my marathon training... Read More...

Spelt Quick Bread

Although many of my recent recipes are gluten-free, neither I nor any family members are actually allergic to gluten. It is rather the case that I decided for myself to eat gluten-free as much as I can becaus... Read More...

Seaweed Sesame Crackers

My recent cravings for salty and savory foods, due to my intensive marathon training,  have brought me back to seaweed. These days, I can have seaweed as early as breakfast time. As long as you have it, no m... Read More...

Melon Shapes with Mint and Feta

I have just survived one of the toughest weekends in the year: my son's 6th birthday and the party that we threw for him. Every time I organize a birthday party, it takes me by surprise how much time and ener... Read More...