May 28, 2014

Food intolerance and Raspberry-Chocolate Muffins

Raspberry-Chocolate Muffins

I'll never forget the day my husband came home to tell me that he was intolerant to a long list of foods.

"I can't eat anything," he said, feeling a little sorry for himself.

I didn't know what to do or say since I had just given birth to my son and my hands were full. Neither of us knew much about food intolerances, or how they differ from food allergies. Two years later, my husband can indeed eat food – and a good variety too – but it's prepared in a healthier way. We are also more aware of ingredients that go into everyday foods and choose products more carefully.

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.