The Health Benefits of Pickles

  Pickles in History It was not always the case that varieties of foods were available all year round for people to consume. Back in the day, as you know, there was not even refrigeration to store seasonal produce long enough let alone store in season produce for out of season use such as we …

Himalayan Pink Salt – What is all the hype about?

  During the past few years, Himalayan pink salt has become the talk of the culinary world. We have all been hearing about this amazing salt, from health benefits to superiority in quality and flavour to even the many new kitchenware applications of these salt rocks (the salt griddles, salt plates, salt slabs…etc). So what exactly …

Homemade Vegan Food Colouring

A beautiful but non-edible rainbow; Who doesn’t love looking at all kinds of colour? We fall in love with the look of highly colourful foods, especially those baked foods. I mean who doesn’t love looking at those decorated cakes and cookies and marvelling at the talent employed for creating them? Many of us know today …

“Clean Eating”

This recipe is Gluten-free | Dairy-Free| Sugar-free | Egg-Free. Basically free of all allergens that could harm celiac patients or those who are intolerant to any of those ingredients. You will have come across recipes on my website that state the couple of lines above and similar statements. You may even find some of my …

Understanding Sumac

  Definition & Locale Summaq (aka sumac), the Arabic word based on the Assyrian, Neo-Aramaic word Summaqa, which means “red shift” or “turning red”. The plant The plant grows from 1-10 meters high, most common at 3 meters. It has hairy leaves and branches where clusters of maroon/burgundy coloured berry clusters hang. It belongs to …

Olive Oil, The Story of Terroir

  Allow me to tell you a little bit about, what to me is, one of the most Divine of liquids, Olive Oil. Olive oil, like wine, is all about the terroir. The olive tree is one that is rooted in the land to which it belongs. This is beyond just the physical root that …

Bring it on! – Vegan, Gluten-free & Sugar-free all at once!

I don’t just assume. I experience to know. I believe there is no other way to really truly know. Everything else is just assumptions and probabilities therefore at best tattle! A few months ago, and you may remember from my instagram posts, I took on one of the food trends. The “vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free” …

Palestinian Street Food at Galeries Lafayette

Over the past 3 days, I have had the pleasure of taking part in the Lafayette Gourmet Food Festival, which took place at their outlet in the Dubai Mall. The food festival is an annual affair that the team at Lafayette Gourmet design and host. It is a come together of chefs, foodies, food fans, …

Napoleon Bonaparte “The Father Of Canned Food”!

A little bit of canning history…   While food preservation goes back to times when man was still living in hunter gatherer communities – using cold to freeze and heat to dry foods therefore elongating the shelf life of that food – and while food preservation is a progressive art that evolved in heaps since …