I come straight to the point: this red lentil tomato soup is my absolute favorite soup. I could eat it everyday. Because some other family members may find that a little too often,Read More

I love recipes with very little ingredients. There is always a good chance that you have all of them at home and you can throw together a meal, or in this case, aRead More

Here in the Middle East, Christmas is not as predominant as the main religion is Islam. Nevertheless, as there is a huge expatriate community here in Dubai, all sorts of Christmas stuff (fromRead More

These lovely little balls almost look too good to be healthy and delicious, don’t they? They are pure energy balls made solely out of various dried fruits and nuts. No baking or cookingRead More

You may know that we live in Dubai, which has one the biggest Indian community outside India. The supermarkets are full of foods that are prevalent in the sub-continental cuisine: Things I ‘veRead More

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 whenRead More

This millet bake has been one of our long-time favorites, although there are many down-sides to it: It is not a quick meal, and you’ll have a lot of dishes to wash afterwards. Read More

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 prettyRead More

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 anRead More

As long as I lived in Germany I never really got to appreciate Indian food. The Indian restaurants that I had been to always had this cheap, dusty, Made-To-Suit-Europeans charme. Only here inRead More

  I am currently exploring Quinoa  in my cuisine. Quinoa is a grain-like crop that originates from South America. In recent times it has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as itsRead More

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 andRead More

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,Read More

  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 basicallyRead More

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 differentRead More