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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...

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are no news to the foodie world. However, my first few attempts were disastrous. I tried them several times, with canned and home-cooked chickpeas. And ended up with some chewy, rubber-like ... Read More...

Buckwheat Almond Crackers

Dubai is not known for selling health foods to affordable prices. I should know that after 7 years. But some things you have to learn the hard way. I recently bought a 1lb bag of buckwheat flour for a whoppi... Read More...

Chickpea Rice Pan Bread

Every year in summer we escape the heat of Dubai for a month. Any weather is welcome and Germany is always good for a change in climate. All we want is fresh air. The wind at the seaside usually does the tric... Read More...

Herbed Chickpea and Sesame Crackers

Yet another recipe with chickpea flour. I am crazy about this stuff. I posted a similar chickpea cracker recipe before, but this one deserves an extra post. Do you know hummus? Its main ingredients are chi... Read More...

Spicy Cocktail Almonds

Do you have certain flavor combination that you absolutely dislike? I have. I hate chocolate and mint. I cannot in the least understand how this can go together. It's like brushing your teeth and then have ch... Read More...

Chickpea Crackers with Mustard Seeds

 Due to my recent concerns about the growing number of people with food allergies and food intolerance, I got a little obsessed with creating and eating gluten free and dairy free dishes. I am not allergic or... Read More...

Gingerbread Almonds

Our family is blissfully saved from any sort of food allergy or food intolerance. Only once I became a foodie, who reads lots of blogs and meets lots of other foodies and who has friends that can be questione... Read More...

Sesame Almond Crackers with Rosemary

While people in most parts of the northern hemisphere are waiting for the winter to end, here in Dubai the end of winter means unbearable heat and the end of many activities. My pretty successful running seas... Read More...

Thyme-Scented Oatcakes

I love watching food programs on TV. One program that has almost turned into an addiction is Come Dine With Me on BBC. Four or five amateur chefs competing against each other by hosting a dinner party for the o... Read More...

Seaweed Sesame Squares

 Do you watch food channels on TV? I love them. It's an acquired taste, at least in my case. When I met my now husband years ago, my cooking skills didn't go much beyond making a cheese sandwich. So when I le... Read More...

Indian Spice Nuts

 Before I pester you with yet another Christmas cookie recipe (be sure it will come BEFORE Christmas), I'd like to offer you an alternative to the notoriously sugary and buttery things that we eat in huge amo... Read More...

Rosemary Mixed Nuts

I often get annoyed when the regular available portion sizes are much too big of what one can use up or eat. For example, ice cream. My kids are still small. They would be happy with an apricot-sized scoop. I... Read More...

Honey Roasted Moroccan Spice Cashews

 Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a new favorite treat. Homemade spicy honey-roasted cashews. DELICIOUS! I actually wanted to make spicy-roasted chickpeas. I have never made them at home before. I have seen th... Read More...

Goji Power Balls

These balls are so full of goodness, I refuse to call them sweets. They surely satisfy a sweet tooth, but that's just a nice side effect of this otherwise super healthy and nutritious power package. I am not... Read More...

Sesame Oat Bread Sticks

 I had the idea for these bread sticks when I made the tart crust for the Spinach Tart. I have been  so infatuated with that crust, its crunchiness, its amazing taste by ingredients like oat, sesame seeds and o... Read More...

No Bake Granola Bars

I cannot repeat myself often enough when it comes to a no-added sugar diet. A couple of years ago I would have never thought that this is possible without sacrifice. I am not saying that my diet is 100% sugar f... Read More...

Walnut Raisin Honey Nuggets

Does an average household have regular paper cups in their pantry? I wonder!! I found Hannah Montana paper cups in my house. I've got kids, but they are not in the Hannah Montana age yet (thank God). I have no... Read More...

Salted Lupini Beans

Lupini Beans made it into the 2010 SAVEUR Top 100!!! That's great, but what's more important to me is that I finally learned about the English name of these beans. LUPINI BEANS!!!!! I got to know lupini beans ... Read More...

Apple Walnut Squares

Anyone here whose New Year resolution was a low-fat and no-refined-sugar diet? Try these apple walnut squares. They are sweetened with dried dates and otherwise contain rolled oats, whole wheat flour and apple ... Read More...