I sometimes cannot believe I haven’t documented more of the food across my travels in the Middle East. Travelling has opened up the food world to me, introduced me to new flavours and spices and combinations. The tart, red dust from berries called Sumac that Damascus introduced me to, as a topping on a Fattoush salad. It … More Food and Travel
Salaam y’all, The blessed month is upon us! The sun has finally come out in London, the birds are singing and there are breezes of mercy flowing. Here are some tried and tested ideas, ‘hacks’ and meal ideas for Ramadan. Hydration Hacks Last Ramadan, I would make a DIY electrolyte/ hydrating drink for suhoor and I … More Ramadan Hydration Hacks
A cold late afternoon coupled with a craving for something warm and spicy led us to this restaurant, Dishoom, nestled off a busy corner in Covent Garden (although Leicester Square station is much closer I think!). We were at the Royal Albert Hall for an event, and fancied a bite to eat after. With not … More Dishoom, Covent Garden (review)
Bread. Such a fundamental part of our day, whether it is the morning toast or the humble lunch sandwich you’ve bought or just a baguette to have with your soup for dinner. Over the years, bread (and more, specifically gluten) has had a bad rep. It gets pretty overwhelming as what we now eat isn’t … More Alternatives to bread
It has been a while, dear friends. I am sorry for the hiatus. Now that I am back in the land of all things foodie, England. I am relishing in all those little luxuries one misses when abroad; the variety of ‘healthy’ food in a package, the perks of grocery shopping online that is delivered … More A few of my favourite things..
It has been a while, I know.. but I have a delight that will make up for the lost time! This moist, chocolate cake with sweet potato is so good. The texture is unlike any other gluten free cake I have baked – a combination of steamed sweet potato, yoghurt and melted dark chocolate all … More Sweet Potato Chocolate Buckwheat Cake
Peace, The weather is a little moody here. spells of rain and sunshine intermittently tease the soil and our choice of clothing. noses are runny and sniffly, sounds of hoarse coughing fills the air, and immune systems are taking a battering. at times like this, one word comes to mind: soup. soup to nourish mind, … More Saffron lentil soup