May 22, 2017
Smoothies and juicing are fast and convenient ways to get nutrients into our bodies. They are also very trendy at the moment. While juicing removes the skin and fibre from the plant, smoothies blend it all together to provide the important health benefits from the whole plant. Which ever option you choose, homemade is always best and preferably organic. I prefer smoothies for adding extra nutrients, minerals and fiber into my diet.
April 27, 2017
While some of you are still thawing, summer is in full swing in Dubai and it's time to stock up on some grilling and barbecue recipes. A good marinade is a simple and versatile one and this recipe uses some of the most common Mediterranean ingredients such as garlic, lemon, olive oil and oregano. Like good wine it gets better with time, but if you are in a hurry 20 minutes is good enough.
February 23, 2017
Turmeric, a spice commonly used in Indian curries, has been hailed as one of the anti-inflammatory super spices. Along with garlic, ginger, chili, curry powder, basil, rosemary, thyme and cinnamon, these spices help decrease chronic low-level inflammation. Most diseases we face today such as allergies, auto-immune disease and age-related diseases are all linked to chronic inflammation. One of the ways we can help reduce this inflammation is by adding more anti-inflammatory foods and / or supplements into our diets.
September 22, 2015
“Egg-lemon” soup may not sound like an appetising soup based on its translation from the Greek “Avgolemono”. It is actually a humble chicken and rice soup, thickened with egg and flavoured with freshly squeezed lemon. It's comforting and satisfying without being too heavy.
May 28, 2014
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.