Figs & Lemon

My Culinary Adventures

The Sad Truth About Fixations

I want to go to a museum. Right now. In this, a museum-less town, I want, at this very moment, to be in a room full of rich tapestry. I want to behold the majestic sparkle of centuries old crystal chandeliers. I want to witness the struggle of crackling paint as it is firmly held [...]

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Mujaddara and why I don’t like going to Mosques.

Here’s me confessing straight up that I don’t like going to Mosques. Most mosques that is, on a regular basis (and by regular basis I mean for Friday prayers and like, during Ramadan and stuff). Now don’t get me wrong, I once went to the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque at some God awful hour in [...]

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Why Pakistani girls are inherently “Undateable”

Why Pakistani girls are inherently “undateable” material.   We are living in a culture and a time where more and more women are empowered, responsible for their own freedom and independence, and are certainly not chasing after men in the search of stability/security/satisfaction and or happiness. We have somehow cracked the code of being enough [...]

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Kung Pao Shrimp

Legit this takes less than 30 minutes to make from the moment you pick up your knife and grab your veggies till you plate it up and are ready to devour it. Also if your family is anything like mine, where half the people like P.F Chang’s and the other half are just living in [...]

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Rant with a side of potatoes

If it wasn’t for the fact that I own a blog and the survival and well being of my blog is greatly affected by owning a facebook account, I swear to god I would’ve deactivated my account by now. Even before I type in the f and promptly press enter because I know google will [...]

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Doha Blues

So 2014 is about to come to an end. Cannot say it was an uneventful year. Started off sorta slow but still exciting as I had just started working at the school which is a whole different experience altogether. Travelling! There was a bit of travelling involved oh yes! I went to London over the [...]

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Tomato and Mozzarella Linguine

Nope. Nothing. Zip. Nada.  Ain’t got no introduction for you today. And I’m not even ashamed.                     Ok a little ashamed. Maybe. *goes back to crying in a pillow*   Tomato and Mozzarella Linguini Ingredients Olive oil                   [...]

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Cinnamon Rolls

Once upon a time, my mom loved Cinnamon Rolls – The End     No… lol. Once upon a time, I knicked a magazine off the airplane – Olive Magazine – and it had mouthwatering pictures of cinnamon rolls right on the front page. Since I couldn’t do anything with that magazine except for dribble [...]

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Fried Potato Cakes

Potato? Gooddd! Meat? Goooddd! Deep Fried meat and potato? *Tim Allen grunting* good good goooddd! Is it healthy? errmm not so much. But hey the minced meat had carrots and celery in it. That’s gotta count for something right? I’m just kidding though it’s not deep fried. All you health freaks out there don’t get [...]

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Buko Pandan

I just recently tried this really awesome Filipino dessert called Buko Pandan. It’s basically just cream and lots of coconutty awesomeness. Super easy to make and when served in little shot/dessert glasses it looks like a flashy hotel-buffet style dessert hah. It is mind-bogglingly easy to make. All you have to do is make jell-o, [...]

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Lemon & Mint Chicken Halloumi Skewers

So, February has been a super crazy month. I feel like I am on a bad luck streak what with crashing my car twice in 20 days! And then dropping my phone on the floor causing it’s screen to break. But Oh no… that’s not a good enough reason to not be blogging for so [...]

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Lemon & Garlic Lamb Chops

So the Festive Season has come and gone marking the end of 2013 and the beginning of a wonderfully cold 2014 here in Abu Dhabi. One of my resolutions for the new year, very different from the usual resolutions that people have , is to have a healthier lifestyle. And no, that doesn’t necessarily mean [...]

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cakes and blogs, in my opinion, are a very tricky combination. In order to make one look pretty, you have to compromise on the looks of the other (sometimes). The reason behind my perplexity is the recent bandwagon everyone seems to be jumping on. The one where you take a super close up photograph of [...]

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Back when I was in uni, my roommate and I used to go on little spaghetti making adventures, completely trash our dorm room kitchen and then successfully manage to ignore the mess we’d made for the next 24 hours atleast. The next day we’d find one of the several cleaning ladies chilling outside our dorms, [...]

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Stuffed Aubergines

Most of my inspiration to cook and what to cook comes from the sight of fresh ingredients at the local supermarket. I do understand that we live in a desert, but sometimes the quality of fresh produce is just beyond my comprehension. You buy PINK (not even red) tomatoes, leave them in the fridge and [...]

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

So…my mom doesn’t like sweet potatoes! Therefore, in the past 24 years of my existence, I don’t remember ever seeing a single sweet potato in our house. I see them at the supermarket quite often though and to be honest, those bad boys be uglay!! So needless to say I was never really drawn to [...]

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Fruit Gateau

  It’s ok, I didn’t know what gateau means either. It’s just cake. Sorry if you were expecting it to mean something fancier. This is one of my go to recipes for dinner parties. Reason being I don’t like baking! I’m not good at it. This though, seems to work for me for some weird [...]

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Chicken & Leek Vol au vents

I swear I’m not obsessed with snazzy french names for everything, thats just what they’re called. *guilty*   They’re basically just little puff pastry cases that are filled with some sort of filling and then om-nommed upon.You can make them both sweet or savoury. Super easy and fun to make and end up looking really [...]

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Peri Peri Chicken

Peri Peri Chicken With Lemon Rice and Chunky Tomato Salsa     A couple of days ago I was really craving some Nando’s. Sadly though, there is no Nando’s here in Abu Dhabi, atleast not to my knowledge there isn’t. There are a couple of Nando’s in Dubai but for some weird reason I haven’t [...]

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Waldorf Salad

Ingredients Apples              100gm Celery               50gm Walnuts            25gm Mayonnaise      50 ml Lemon juice      10 ml Salt n Pepper   Cut the celery in 1 /2 cm slices and slice up the apples really thinly aswell. Immediately place in a bowl and smother with the mayonnaise. OR place the apple slices in a bowl of [...]

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