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…

Easter Fun – Simple Easter DIY & Kiddo activities

Easter is around the corner (can you believe it!) and as a first time mama, I find myself looking for fun ways to introduce Easter to my little one. Here are a few snippets of inspiration. 1. Classic Sugar Cookies with ALL natural colored icing… not only are they delicious they are so much fun…

Easy peasy- baby friendly & grown-up sous-vide peas

Here is a super easy sous-vide recipe, perfect if you are looking to add more greens to your (or your kids) plate. Sous-vide French peas Grown-up version Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2 c frozen peas 1/2 c napa cabbage, shredded 1 slice of bacon, cut into thin strips 1/2 tblsp butter Salt In a 500…

Coffee cake

Spring is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with a tea party… Perhaps one with this coffee cake Ingredients 1 1/2 c flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 c sugar 3/4 c milk 1/4 c canola oil 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped 1 tsp coffee zest…