I never used to like savory muffins. I could never explain why until I ate one that was utterly delicious. Only then I realized that all previous ones were simply tasteless. That particularRead More

Although many of my recent recipes are gluten-free, neither I nor any family members are actually allergic to gluten. It is rather the case that I decided for myself to eat gluten-free asRead More

I feel slightly hesitant to post this recipe as a recipe, because it’s so simple: brown rice with pesto, arugula leaves and a sprinkle of crumbled feta and toasted seeds. It’s my currentRead More

Continuing my argument from my last post that I am a peasant at heart, I’ll always prefer homemade foods over restaurant foods. And what better opportunity of having homemade foods would there beRead More

I have just survived one of the toughest weekends in the year: my son’s 6th birthday and the party that we threw for him. Every time I organize a birthday party, it takesRead More

 After a month of vacation in Germany, I couldn’t wait to be back in my kitchen. Although I cooked a lot in Germany, I was not very inspired to try out new things,Read More

 We are back in Dubai after a month of vacation in Germany. Still a little tired from the night flight, and our 80kgs of luggage evenly spread in the house (why is itRead More

Our German holiday weather is taking no mercy on us. It’s back at cold, rainy and extremely windy weather. We are back to board games, dice games, card games. My sister and IRead More

 Piled up pancakes and fritters look really good on photos. But honestly, I wouldn’t want to feed a whole family with them. Not if I have to cook them. I’d stand in theRead More

I am a runner. A reasonably good one even. I have been running for the past 8 years or so. In races, I am in the faster middle-field, and I have run myRead More

 You eat with your eyes first?  I also love to eat with my hands: I am happy with raw fruit, veggie sticks and dips, granola bars, handy pieces of cake, and messy BBQs.Read More

It’s mango season here in the region. The groceries are full of the most delicious mangoes: big, ripe, heavenly-sweet, melt-in-your-mouth mangoes! My kids happily take them as alternative to chocolate or sweets thatRead More

 Do you have dishes that you don’t like because you had too many bad versions of it during your childhood? In my case,  pasta salads fall into this category. Pasta overcooked, drowned inRead More

With summer approaching fast (at least here in Dubai), my appetite for no-bake and no-cook dishes, bits and bites increases proportionally to the growing heat.  We already had around 45C/113F the other day.Read More

Do you know the TV show Come Dine With Me? Well, our (actually not so) little Dubai Food Blogger community came up with the idea to do a Come Dine With Me amongstRead More

Just come home after a long day’s work and realized the fridge is empty? No energy left to go and buy some groceries to fix a quick dinner? Well, if you can findRead More

While people in most parts of the northern hemisphere are waiting for the winter to end, here in Dubai the end of winter means unbearable heat and the end of many activities. MyRead More

I need to get  this little Pear and Spinach Salad out to the world before it is too late. To me, it is the perfect starter salad for a Valentine’s dinner: Warm andRead More

Two more weeks to go until my first full marathon. Last week I had my longest training run of about 37k/23miles. I ran it with a fellow food blogger from Dubai. As IRead More