vegan

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...

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...

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...

Lentil Spinach Curry

Three months of diligent marathon training have come to an end and the big day is tomorrow. Here I am now, sitting and waiting for those last 24 hours to go by til the race starts. My last run was on Tuesday... Read More...

Vegan Chocolate Teff Cookies

How much of an addictive nature is necessary to be a long distance runner? My unscientific and tongue-in-cheek theory has always been that long distance running is for the untalented people. In my opinion, ... Read More...

Spiced Quinoa Pilaf

My blog is slowly turning into a running blog with random healthy recipes added to each blog post. I am not sure I like this new direction yet. It all seems less coherent. On the other hand, my running rules ... 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...

Coconut Cashew Cookies

The higher you climb the harder you fall. It's been sometime since my last post. Not only was I on holidays and traveling abroad, as this has never kept me from posting here, but I was deeply demotivated to ... Read More...

Thai Coconut Quinoa

 The third week of my marathon training is just completed and everything is going according to plan. Last week I ran a total mileage of 78k/48mi with just one rest day. That was the most I have ever run in a ... 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...

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...

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...

Vanilla Sesame Cookies with Rosewater

I am as much a runner as I am a food blogger. I need to get off my chest how disgusted I am about the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon yesterday. There will never be a right space or time for incidents li... Read More...

Broccoli Pistachio Burgers

 I acknowledge the fact that broccoli is not the most exciting vegetable. I can see on my kids faces every time they find on they lunch plate. However, I think the nutritional value of broccoli makes it worth... Read More...