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…

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…