January 02, 2014

A New Year and rustic chicken pie recipe




Happy New Year!  May 2014 bring you lots of happiness, love, prosperity and anything your heart desires.  I don't normally do resolutions but this year I’ve decided on one goal for the year – to practice yoga every day for the whole year.  It doesn’t matter if it’s for fifteen minutes or one hour, as long as I do it every day. 

April 25, 2013

Slow Roasted Carrots & Onions with Turmeric



Turmeric is one of those spices used a lot in Indian food.  It's uses don't just end there, it's also been called an anti-cancer superfood and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.  You can read all about turmeric and other superfoods in my previous post here.

April 19, 2013

My Big Healthy Greek Banana Bread


 


Ok so this recipe wasn't intentionally supposed to be healthy it just happened that way because I needed to make a dairy-free, egg-free and sugar-free Banana Bread.   I was also inspired to use ingredients commonly used in Greek cooking.  I think I’ve accomplished that perfectly in this recipe with the use of honey, cinnamon, cloves, olive oil and pumpkin seeds.  If you’re confused about the pumpkin seeds, they’re a very popular Cypriot snack, usually served roasted and salted in their shells.

March 01, 2013

Baba Ganoush (Aubergine Dip)



I planned to start the year with more posts and recipes and before I knew it, it was March.  In my last post I mentioned that I would start weaning my son on solids – well finger foods actually.  It all started so well.  I’ve never seen a baby so excited to eat cold, steamed broccoli (which helped with the teething, by the way).   That was his first food and we haven’t looked back since then.  We traveled back home to South Africa for a few weeks and my BLW plan went slightly askew.  We are now back in Dubai and doing a combination of finger foods and spoon feeding.  Oh well, what to do, as long as he’s eating and happy - I couldn’t have asked for an easier child.

December 23, 2012

My favourite things - 2012



It’s been a long time since I last posted anything.  So much has happened since July – my beautiful baby boy was born, we moved house shortly thereafter and I’d say we are still in the settling in stages.  Before I knew it, it was December and the Christmas tree box was starring at me on the floor, waiting to be put up.