Chai Ward

It’s February at last …2019 is moving … January did feel like a long pause didn’t it, but maybe we needed that … Anyway the month of love is here!! Yes February 14th is Saint Valentines Day, a day where you show your love and appreciation to your sweet heart. Box of chocolate and roses is…

Arctic Adventure to start 2019

Happy 2019 to my beautiful readers and everyone. It’s not too late to wish you all a happy new year, is it? We are still in January, just ! And don’t you find that the month of January somehow magically turns from a 31 day month into 78 day one! Strange that.   Hope you…

Lemon & Rosemary Roast Chicken Vs Zaater & Sumac Roast Chicken !

A christmas alternative to turkey is chicken. If you remember my previously Christmas recipe post was a recipe for Zaater & Sumac Chicken and it went down a storm with my in-laws. So I thought I would remind you all that you can cook this simple roast with Middle Eastern flavour for your Christmas lunch/dinner.  I…

Kozy Café

With three branches across Paris it will be hard to miss Kozy. I didn’t visit Kozy Lafayette nor the one in Ponthieu but the one in Bosquet.  I was so happy to find out that it is close to my neighbourhood and serves a great breakfast, plus it has a cool chilled vibe. Kozy is…

Garlic Butter Fish

White fish is a great choice for family meals. It contains high levels of protein and is low in fat not to mention the nutritional oils that have essential vitamins and lots of omega 3 fatty acids. There are two categories of white fish round and flat. Round fish include Haddock, Mullet, Cod etc and…

Soul Kitchen

Sitting high up on the 18tharrondissement of Paris on the hilly neighbourhood of Montmartre, an area known for its art scene and typical Parisian romantic air, you will spot at the corner of Rue Lamarck Soul Kitchen.  A wonderful vegetarian family friendly café and restaurant that has been serving scrumptious home cooked meals for 6…

Spaghtti with Zucchini and Cream

Our good friend, the reliable spaghetti that has rescued so many will always be a stable in my kitchen. The long thin Italian pasta has always been present in my life, cooked in different styles and ways. It has been adopted in Iraqi cooking too where it is crispy at the bottom of the pot…

Communication, Love, Time & Trust. October World Mental Health Month.

October is World Mental Health Day. A month in which awareness of mental wellbeing and mental health illness is explained.  Mental illness /disorder or condition is discussed to reduce its social stigma and dispel the taboo surrounding it, therefore increasing mental health wellbeing and a more positive life style. What is mental illness? ( I’d…

Me, myself and my blog

Bonjour, Hello and Salam to all of you beautiful people. It has been a while ! But you are probably used to my unexpected long absences by now! I really do try to be consistant with blogging food recipes and Café / Restaurant reviews but I guess because I see Cups & Dishes as my…

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Très sample et delicious .. is how I would describe this recipe. It truly is very simple and taste better than the restaurant guaranteed. Springs rolls originates from the Far East, where they first started making it during spring time as the filling was made of spring vegetables.  They are snack or side dish  of…