vegan

Black Bean Brownies – Vegan Way

I am currently training for a half marathon in four weeks time. I am not too far away from being able to run the distance. Right now I could probably do 10 or 12k at any time and push it to 15k if I had to. So ... Read More...

Roasted Chestnuts

It's chestnut season, yippieeeee!!We love to roast them ourselves, on a lazy (possibly rainy) afternoon and serve them as a snack. I love the smell that comes out of the oven when they are just right. My kids l... Read More...

Soy Bean Fennel Salad

We've got visitors from overseas who are on a low carb diet. I take advantage of this and try all sorts of beans in our lunches and dinners. As it is still pretty hot in Dubai over lunchtime, I chose this salad... Read More...

Mango Millet Breakfast

When I was a kid we were always living in apartments. There wasn't much space for pets. The only pet allowed was birds. And we always had one. If one escaped through an forgotten open cage door and an open wind... Read More...

Hummus

Hummus is a very popular Arabian dip. It's being used as an appetizer and dipped with pitta bread or raw vegetables. It can also be used as a healthy spread for wraps and sandwiches. In my ambitious attempt to ... Read More...

Baba Ganoush (Eggplant Dip)

I have been living in the Middle East for more than 5 years. There are many local dishes and salads that are absolutely wonderful.  Many of them I haven't tried at home. However, the regional dips Baba Gan... Read More...

Gazpacho (Cold Vegetable Soup)

  Living in Dubai means we have summer a little longer than the average folks around the world. From May until October it is so hot, that during the day it is basically impossible to be outdoors for longer... Read More...

German-Style Wholegrain Bread

I am a German national, belonging to those folks that are known as the biggest bread-eaters on earth. We basically have bread with at least two meals per day. That is bread according to the German definition of... Read More...

Seaweed Salad

When I was a kid, my family and I lived in China for two years. Many things that I tasted then, never crossed my palate again. Those were unique tastes, a totally different cuisine to what I was used to (that i... Read More...