School is starting again tomorrow for my son. It’s been lovely summer holidays that we spent in the Dubai heat, in Germany and in Portugal. It’s been long too, about 10 weeks. ButRead More

It’s Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. For 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar cycle, Muslims refrain from dawn until sunset from eating and drinking. It is at the toughest timeRead More

We’ve got reason to celebrate: Today is the 3rd birthday of Anja’s Food 4 Thought. I remember my daughter’s third birthday. It was the date when she suddenly was not a baby anymore.Read More

I am very proud to present you another muffin recipe today… I know, I know… yet another muffin. To my defense I am still in the process of optimizing previous muffin recipes. SeveralRead More

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,Read More

It’s probably a known fact to you that I avoid refined sugar in my recipes. You might have even noticed that many of my recent recipes have been grain free, as I seemRead More

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 friendRead More

It’s 8pm on a Thursday in Dubai. I am running the last half marathon of the season tomorrow morning at 6.30am. Everything is laid out, including the banana that I will force myselfRead More

If there is anything about baking that I don’t like, it’s the Hit or Miss aspect of it. You can assemble the most promising batters. But only if you pull the bread orRead More

Spring is always near when I find myself using a lot of lemon in the kitchen.  Anything yellow or lemon-shaped catches my eye. Any recipe that has lemon on the ingredients list looksRead More

Five days to go until the Dubai marathon. I ran my last training run today, 12k at marathon pace. It felt good. I know from experience that I find it harder to getRead More

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 aboutRead More

A couple of weeks ago, I was a stressing out that Christmas was so close, and nothing had been prepared. Now, with just three days ago, I can assure you that it tookRead More

I thought, only Germans could bake cakes with four (or more) eggs in it. My German Cheesecake is the only cake so far on this blog that uses  FOUR eggs. Whenever I sawRead More

It’s only another month until Christmas, have you noticed? It always comes as a surprise to me. Christmas suddenly just stands in front of the door. The main reason for the surprise factorRead More

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 aRead More

I couldn’t wait to share today’s recipe with you: Apple Lemon Honey Cake. It’s overdue as it is the only cake in demand here in this house at the moment. When I triedRead More

 I tried a new sport yesterday. I went climbing on an indoor climbing wall. I  always wanted to try it, because I figured it would come easy to me because I am smallishRead More

 Despite all the health foods that I am surrounding myself with, I cannot deny that I have a sweet tooth. That’s no secret, just look at my list of desserts in my recipeRead More

I have a new love: buckwheat flour. For several months I have been eying the packet in the supermarket, not quite knowing what to do with it and how it would behave inRead More