vegan

Vegan Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I have become a cookie monster. I am not entirely sure what has caused it. I guess it's got something to do with winter where something more substantial than a piece of fruit is needed as a snack. I keep tell... 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...

Spiced Lentil Spinach Walnut Loaf

The Dubai marathon is done and dusted. For three months, everything in my life was designed and scheduled around the training and the actual race. Now that it's over, I need something else to do. I was on clo... Read More...

Crispy Quinoa Chocolate Cookies

The Dubai marathon is over! Three months of hard training culminated in the actual race last Friday. It would be the third time that I'd run a marathon. As many of you have followed my little journey, you sur... Read More...

Broccoli Pistachio Soup

One more week to go until I run my 3rd marathon. It's taper time. That means less running, less physical exhaustion, and so much more time to think and worry. Here are some of the the bad voices: Have I ... Read More...

Hot Or Cold Chocolate

An icy wind is blowing that laughs at the temperatures on the mercury.  Numbers on the thermometer can be very deceptive in Dubai: yesterday it went es low as 20C which would probably count as a warm spring o... Read More...

Vegan Pumpkin Orange Spice Squares

 There is many good things about Christmas in Dubai. If you can get your head around sunshine, blue skies and rather warm weather (which is something you have to get used to when you grew up in more Northern ... 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...

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...

Carrot Tahini Soup

May I make a very bold statement today? Here we go: Everything tastes better with tahini.There, I said it. These days, I hardly have a meal without tahini. It's either in my hummus, or in the dressing over a ... 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...

Vegetable Curry in a Hurry

We are in the last week of our holiday in Europe. In a week's time, we'll be home. As in previous years, after about three weeks, we start to looking forward to go home again. Even if it means to go back to s... Read More...

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I have mentioned more often than not that the Dubai summers are very very hot.  This year is no exception. However, it seems that after 8 years that I have been living in this place, I seem to get used to it.... 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...

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...

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Mushrooms

Following a mostly grain free diet, requires a bigger refrigerator. I don't know yet how to sell this idea to my husband. The biggest obstacle is that there is no space for a bigger one in our open-plan kitch... Read More...

Spicy Steamed Bok Choy

I have hopes that my son is becoming a runner. He is 6 years old. For the past two weeks he has been running with the junior group of my running club, the usual lap around a park which is 3.4k or 2 miles. Bot... 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...