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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Mediterranean Barley Soup

So Ramadan has started and this year I’ve decided to keep our iftars light and healthy. However, that didn’t quite happen yesterday. Yesterday, first day of Ramadan, we had a couple of really old family friends over for Iftar. You know what happens when you have guests over for Iftar? You need to pull out [...]