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Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Dip

BBQing in Dubai in May can be quite a torture. Over the the last week, summer has finally arrived and blesses us now with 40C during the day, and not much less than 30C during the night. You want to know what... 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...

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...

Grain Free Chocolate Coconut Cookies

When I think of my childhood, cookies were inseparably connected to afternoons in the swimming pool or nearby lake. Cookies is what we ate in copious amounts after splashing for an eternity in the water while... Read More...

Roasted Cauliflower with Crispy Sage

 It's still winter, right? At the beginning of March, many people in colder areas of the Northern hemisphere have probably had enough of winter. But here in Dubai I cherish every day, where temperatures stay ... Read More...

Sesame & Soba Noodle Salad with Spinach

As much as I love cooking, I often don't have time to assemble a whole meal. On days, when everyday life with job/s, errands, kids, family and grocery shopping take over I realize that I cannot live on nuts, ... 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...

Basic Tomato Sauce

I am a sucker for quick and simple recipes. As much as I love cooking, I don't want to spend hours chopping, mincing, sifting, whisking or stirring my food. All cookbooks with recipes that announce that they ... Read More...

Coffee Truffles

Christmas is just over and she is pestering us with yet another truffle recipe. Of which we have seen about 187 versions in the last two weeks. Wasn't her blog to be about healthy foods? Anja has totally lost... 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...

Hearty Vegetable Soup

I have been brought up on sweet breakfasts: cereals, breads with honey or jam, etc. A boiled egg was probably the most savory thing I could have before noon. Fried meat or eggs that early in the morning were ... Read More...

Red Lentil Dal

I am marathon training again. It took a while to convince myself. Firstly, I didn't get into the London Marathon next year. Although the chances were pretty slim anyway, I sulked.  Secondly, I ran my first ma... Read More...

Coconut Lime Popsicles

I have always liked foods with little ingredients. It spells SIMPLE and UNCOMPLICATED and TIME-EFFICIENT and FOOL-PROOF to me. That's just my alley. Because deep in my heart I think I am a peasant.  I like ca... Read More...

Lemon Cinnamon Grain-Free Granola

Going grain-free naturally leads you to exploring nuts and seeds. My first grain free granola, the Orange Date Nut Clusters,  a couple of weeks back has become a staple in my house. I now explore different fl... Read More...