Raspberry Granola Bars

I cannot believe it’s been almost a year since my last post! So many things have happened these last 12 months but the most important is that I have once again moved country! Still in Africa … but have migrated to West Africa, in a francophone country: Ivory Coast! The land of cashew nuts and cocoa! No doubt I’ll be posting recipes using these two ingredients in the near future. Continue reading

Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

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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 🙂 Continue reading

Scoopable Chocolate Chip

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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

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

Coriander Hummus

Fifty shades of hummus!! Why stick to the basic taste when you can indulge in different variations that are just as delicious and mouth-watering?

Growing up in Africa, I was only exposed to the basic chickpeas and tahini hummus which was an essential of all Lebanese restaurants. Now, that I am back in Africa, I can confirm that the classic flavour is the only true flavour available.  But, why stick to plain and simple when you can be a bit crazy with your hummus?? Don’t get me wrong, a good simple hummus can be all you need, but start playing around with it and add some herbs, some roasted peppers, dried tomatoes, olives, a bit of this and a bit of that and before you know you could be eating a different hummus every day of the week! Continue reading