Beside cooking and photographing (in fact, these are two of my newer hobbies) I like running. I started off with just short distances up to 5km, just jogging for myself. Soon I participatedRead More

  —————————————————————— APPLE CINNAMON QUINOA BREAKFAST 1/2 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 apple thinly sliced 1/3 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 handful dried cranberries 1 handful pecan nuts (or walnuts), slightlyRead More

We have never been really big with making desserts, my husband and I realized a few months ago when thinking of the menu, as we had invited people over for some big lunchRead More

I love exploring the versatility of grains. This recipe was originally with Farro, some grain that I haven’t seen in Dubai. Instead, I decided to use naked barley. I find barley a veryRead 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 like warm breakfasts. I think I mentioned that before. On the other hand, I don’t like to stand in the kitchen for an extended time, first thing in the morning. That’s whyRead 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

This carrot cake is adapted from my carrot muffins recipe. It needed a little adjustment on the olive oil and sweetening side. I exchanged the frosting with an all-natural cream cheese and agaveRead More

This carrot cake is adapted from my carrot muffins recipe. It needed a little adjustment on the olive oil and sweetening side. I exchanged the frosting with an all-natural cream cheese and agaveRead More

I love pasta in the evening. Especially because cooking the pasta normally takes longer than preparing the sauce. It’s always a quick and therefore easy meal.This recipe is based on the classic spaghettiRead More

I love stir fries as they can be varied according to what the fridge provides for  a nice meal. The only musts in my stir fries are freshly grated ginger and chili. WithRead 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

This is one of my first biscotti recipes from about a year ago, with my favorite ingredients nuts, seeds and dried fruit. I made these again the other day and realized that theseRead More

I think I had my first wrap at the age of 25, in New York, at Taco Bell. I loved it!!! All those Burritos and Fajitas…. I could have stuffed myself with theseRead More

No-one in our family is very talkative at breakfast time. On a weekday that is. It suits me perfectly as the breakfast cakes and muffins that I bake the night before for myRead More

  About a year ago, I read a few books of the German doctor Max Otto Bruker. This was after I realized that my consumption of refined sugars (especially in the evenings… inRead More

We never used to be fans of the regular leafy salad, like iceberg salad etc. It seemed too tasteless and watery. Rocket salad is nice at times but can be a little tooRead More

This is another one of our favorite soup recipes, and a good, not so sweet alternative to the carrot soup. Light, healthy, vegetarian, simply yummy. Easy to make, and it might even beRead More

I never used to have much seafood in my diet while I was living in Germany, apart from the occasional fillet of salmon, herring, trout or tin of tuna.The reason might be thatRead More