The A to Z of Minced Meat

This post is brought to you by my friends at OBE Organic Halal Beef (Australia)   Did your mother ever tell you that if you want to use minced meat (AKA ground meat), you should mince your own? I know many people (myself included) whose mothers are against buying ready ground meat from supermarkets, and …

Traditional Upbringing & The Will To Do

She was born to a very traditional backdrop, in a classic city, to a conventional family, for the common lifestyle… She ate her mother’s traditional cuisine and learnt its ways. She went to school and there she learnt the doctrines of classic life. She went to the market and saw these traditions in action… she …

Discovering Morocco

  Nothing can prepare us for visiting a place for the first time! Regardless of how much we read, and how many programmes we watch; how much of it’s food we cook, and how many people we speak with… nothing is like going and experiencing a place first hand.   Morocco exceeded all the expectations …

The Best Food Advice for Parents

Emotional Eating – Why don’t we ever address this? Using food as reward or punishment never promotes healthy eating, better food choices, nor does it create empowered children. All it really does is create emotional eaters, who, as adults, will continue to reward or punish themselves with food. Emotional eating is practiced everywhere, in fact, we …

Revisiting UM ALI, the dark history of the traditional Egyptian dessert!

  Bitter Sweet! A Dessert With A Dark History! The other day I was reading about Shajar Al Durr, a prominent woman figure in the old history of Egypt. Along with the Sultan Izz al-Din Aybak (whom she brought to power), Shajar Al Durr “firmly established the Mamluk dynasty that would ultimately repulse the Mongols, expel …

In Search For Adventure

A more personal post this time – about comfort zone, the search for adventure and the (sometimes scary) challenges of new experiences! They say “Be careful what you wish for” I say “Be prepared once you’ve wished”. When 2012 came to an end, I found myself thinking that I had been sitting comfortably in my …

Italian Cuisine World Summit 2013 – Dubai

  The first week of November 2013, Dubai Hosted one of the world’s most celebrated culinary summits, The “Italian Cuisine World Summit”. During this glorious Italian culinary marathon the most celebrated Italian Chefs landed in the city, and explored Italian food with the city’s resident chefs, food and culinary enthusiasts. All exploring their unique cooking styles, …