Easy and healthy lunch 

With a newborn in my arms and a toddler running around (and packing for our move) I barely have time to eat let alone cook! So my lunches have to be quick and satisfying, but a bit on the light side so I don’t feel sluggish the rest of the day. Thankfully, late summer produce…

Cochinita pibil

My mom was visiting for the summer to help me out with Salma and our new little one (thank God!)…that means we had a lot of great food going around. And what we were craving, more than anything, was Mexican food. So when she came over with some cochinita pibil we were ecstatic. These were,…

Quick and Healthy Breakfast

  An easy and healthy way to start your day. This delicious and unexpected combo was created by my hubby a year ago and now it’s our go to snack or brekkie for this time of year. Great for the whole family- our little one loves it!  If you head over to the market now…

Grilling and bbq marinades

It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining and all we want to do is sit outside and enjoy the hot weather! So we’ve been trying to host dinner al fresco whenever possible. Here are a few tips and quick marinades to make this possible…. even on weeknights! 1. Simple marinades These simple…

Learning about Tea

As some of you might now, I’ve worked in the tea industry for some years. Recently, I was approached by an amazing online community/platform called skillshare. If you don’t know it, I strongly suggest you check it out. This is a amazing learning community, where you learn about different skills (like photography, marketing, calligraphy… you…

Tea poached pears : How to poach pears sous vide

This is a simple and delicate way to infuse flavours into fruit. Poached pears are an effortlessly chic (not to mention healthy!) dessert perfect for this time of year, especially when you’ve overindulged in other holiday treats! Cooking it at a low and steady temperature (thanks to my Nomiku) allows the flavours to steep into…

Quick and easy summer dinner – arugula and almond pesto

Summertime calls for fresh, easy and quick dinners. Here is one that is super easy to make and super delicious! Baby Salma approved! We’ve all been there…. It’s mid-week and you want to make the most of the little free-time you have with your kid(s) but also have a homemade dinner on your table? Here’s…

Cookie dough 

The other day I was baking cookies and my 14 month old daughter really wanted to taste the dough, being a dough eater myself (who isn’t?) I wanted her to try it, but for obvious reasons (raw eggs) I didn’t. Then I had a brilliant idea- I know you can use Nomiku to pasteurize eggs…

Ramadan recipes

Ramadan is here! And you know what that means… around my house it’s a time to reflect and to giving thanks, time for prayer and to slow down… also a time to enjoy a lot of Arabic food! Links to our most popular recipes (click the title for the links) and recipes to two base…

Pregnancy meal plan

After seeing a few pregnant mommas stressed about eating healthy during their pregnancies,  I thought I’d share what my meals looked like when I was pregnant. My meals consisted of easy and colorful dishes. I didn’t really restrict myself. I ate what my body wanted to eat; if I craved ice cream or frozen yogurt…

Mother’s Day – Apricot & Fennel Scones

It really hits you, the first time you celebrate Mother’s day… like the first time you hold your baby… You are a mother, you gave birth (or adopted) this little child and you have been blessed with the most wonderful, important, challenging, at times frustrating/messy and empowering responsibility of all, mothering this baby. So congratulations…

Kid and Baby-friendly mousse de foie de volaille

 A few years back I posted a recipe of mousse de foie de volaille, little did I know that 4 years later I’d be creating a baby-friendly version for my little one! We really enjoy eating liver at home and I’d been looking for clever ways to introduce liver, which is a great source of iron…