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…

Noomi Basra Juice

This is a very popular Iraqi Ramadan cold drink. Most Iraqi households would prepare this cold drink for the month of Ramadan because it quenches the thirst. After a long day of fasting you do need more than water to replenish your withering body ! Noomi Basra is excellent for digestive system, reducing headaches and…

Kubbat Halab – Easy Rice Kubba

I have finally made KUBBBAAAAAA  !!! You don’t know how happy I am, truly ecstatic. I have been putting off making these delicious Iraqi rice patties for years. Instead I opted out to eating them in restaurants and bulk buying from my favourite Mediterranean grocers in London  (Alwan Supermarket – Kingsbury High Road NW9). So…

Ramadan Explained !

Blessed Ramadan to you all.  Yep it’s that time of year where Muslims are truly tested on many levels …. And I am not only talking about the hunger games! In this blog post I want to try and clarify and explaining what is Ramadan. Starting from the basics and then I tell you how…

Omelette

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? Right. Want to start it will lots of good stuff that will tickle your tongue taste buds as well as your belly and keep you going till lunch time? Why not an omelette ?  This is a very simple sausage, spinach and tomato omelette that…

Mince meat Burrito recipe

Burrito is a Mexican tortilla wrap. The main ingredients are the wheat tortilla, meat, beans and salad.  It could be a bit tricky to make but as long as you understand these simple steps you will be fine. The steps are these; getting your stuffing ready, assembling and wrapping ! You have your Tortilla bread,…

Blushing Amsterdam – Café Review

Over the Easter weekend we headed to the city of Amsterdam and had a jam packed two days of adventure. Before heading there we bought ‘I amsterdam ‘ city cards, you can find more  be clicking  www.iamsterdam.com , its a great way to visit Amsterdam, you get to see so many museums, use the tram…

Rosemary & Lemon roast chicken recipe

I got to admit that this is the easiest roast chicken recipe there is on the plant. FACT.  You just need FIVE simple ingredients  to make a mouthwatering crispy zesty meal that the whole family will enjoy.  Roast chicken is a stable and a favourite in my household and am sure in every household. I…