Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

Oven-roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad


Today’s post is all about yummy goodness: delicious oven-roasted cauliflower with chickpeas, sweet tangy cranberries and spicy arugula leaves all brought together with a zesty, harissa dressing! Did I mention it also had crumbly feta, fresh mint leaves and nutritious couscous? Believe me, this salad is so fresh and so tasty you can eat it as a main course and feel delightfully content! I was ūüôā Continue reading

Scoopable Chocolate Chip


Yes! you read me well, today is all about eating chocolate chip dough with a spoon.

I can’t believe I’ve been absent for so long. Last week was the 1st birthday of my blog and I was really looking forward to a special post but I was on holiday enjoying myself in Cape Town. Anyone who has ever visited Cape Town will know what I’m talking about. ¬†Having lived there a few years ago, I was so thrilled to go back ‘home’ and catch up with Table Mountain and my friends. ¬† Continue reading

Spicy Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad

I’m so happy to be back! The holidays were great but seem far away now. Straight back into the routine and teaching 18 hours this year has sure changed my days! But now that I’m settled, I have time to try new recipes and get back to my blog! I’ve kept my eyes open this summer when visiting markets and walking around Europe, taking in inspiration from everywhere I could. ¬†My suitcases were actually full of ingredients and spices rather than clothes and other souvenirs! Continue reading

Of Bread and Migration

I’ve been missing these past weeks. The school year has come to an end and with it all the exams and preparations for next year.  In less than 4 days, I’ll be back in Europe for the Summer. We expats, are like birds; come summer and we all migrate back to the place we call home, visit family and friends, recharge our batteries, breathe the fresh summer air and indulge in delicacies and the simple things of life. The girls are already planning all the meals they will sink their teeth in and all the places they would like to visit and revisit. As for me, I have a very long list of things to do!

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Best shortbread biscuits

Now, who doesn’t like a recipe that is not only quick and easy to make but turns out to be the best tasting recipe out there? ¬†If you are a shortbread person then you must¬†try these Arabic shortbread biscuits, also known as¬†Ghraybe! The recipe is straight from ¬†Suzanne Husseini’s cookbook ¬†Modern Flavours of Arabia. Continue reading

Mousse de Maracuj√† or Passion fruit Mousse

I can’t believe we are already in June!¬†¬†Three weeks left before school ends and everybody flies home..well not exactly everybody. ¬†Most hubbies will have to¬†return¬†earlier to¬†hold the fort while others rejoice somewhere in this beautiful world!

Well, before I leave for summer I wanted to organise a party, more precisely a tapas evening. ¬†I have loads of Spanish cheese and chorizo and with the temperatures being¬†really enjoyable at night, I thought it would be a great idea to organise a last get together around some finger nibbles and wine. ¬†In my quest for tapas desserts (I cannot imagine having different tapas and then ONE dessert) I thought of making one of Angola’s traditional desserts which is Mousse de Maracuj√† (Passion fruit Mousse). It’s very easy and quick to make and only requires THREE ingredients!¬† Continue reading