Date balls

These are delicious little round energy boosting treats. They are easily made, easily stored and you just pop them in your pretty mouth to get delicious nutritional high energy kick. Dates are full of fibre and  natural sugar. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc can be found in dates. There are…

Welcome Ramadan

Yesterday was the first day of the holly month of Ramadan. It is observed by millions of muslims across the world. Holly because  it is the month in which the Quran (words from God – Allah) was revlied to the Prophet.  Holly because it is a month of worship. A month were muslims dedicate time…

Grilled Halloumi Cheese & Zataar

Summer dishes are slowly being cooked and prepared … Paris is glorious in the sun and on hot days who wants to stay in a hot kitchen for long ? Not me.  A tasty 10 minute dish that can be eaten as a main salad or side dish. It’s great for a quick breakfast or snack.  Summer…

Banana & Chia Seed Cake

If you don’t know what to do with your over ripped banana, just sitting in your fruit bowl all sad and neglected, then I have the perfect answer to your little problem.  Use it to make a cake ! It’s PERFECT , the mushy consistency will make the cake just moist enough and ripped intense…

O Coffeeshop

What used to be a two man team on a small wooden table with wheels serving excellent coffee and pastry as a POP-up coffee shop across paris, has now established itself firmly in the 15th arrondissement. A beautiful inviting warm café that opened earlier this year (2017) is bringing hot tasty coffee and delicious home…

Chicken Fajita & Guacamole dip

Who doesn’t like this Mexican sandwich ? You must be crazy if you don’t. My kids love it and they are fussy eaters ! What makes it fun for them is making the sandwich yourself. My kids love choosing what THEY choose to fill their corn bread with.  Chicken is also their favourite meat, so…

Fish Dish

This is an easy recipe that doesn’t take much cooking time or preparation. It is for those hectic midweek days or a relaxing weekend where you don’t want to be tied up in the kitchen. What makes this Fish Dish so easy is that YOU  choose ANY particular fish you like and any vegetable too ! I…

@Hom&s Burger Bar

A hipster chic halal burger joint in Saint-Denis, just outside Paris. We decided to treat our little monkeys to burgers and fries. Finding a good halal burger joint in Paris is a bit tricky, although there are a few we wanted something special. And we found it @Hom&s Burger Bar. The restaurant is very trendy…

Chard Dolmah

Chard or Swiss Chard, is a leaf vegetable that has red or white stalks. Very rich in vitamins and minerals which makes it a very powerful vegetable.  It is used in salads, soups and in Iraq it is used in Dolmah. What is Dolmah ? The origins of the word is Turkish for ‘to be filled’….

Eggs & Co

My favourite place to have breakfast / Brunch in Paris no doubt about it. This is the most warm welcoming place I have been to for breakfast. You can really feel their passion for serving good eggs here. The way the restaurant is decorated from egg shaped slat and paper shakes, to egg shaped light…

Apple Tart Tatin

I love a nice crispy buttery pastry. Thank goodness I live in the capital of pâtisserie land ! You are never far from a good boulangerie that serves a wide range of beautifully made treats of tasty pastry both savoury and sweet. I like to make it at home however my dough making skills are laughable….

Saffron Carrot Halawa

Halawa is a very traditional Iraqi sweet dessert.  The word Halawa means sweet, so expect a lot of sugar in the dish. I have made a healthy version ! Iraqi halawa is sticky thick paste like, that is served on a big plate and each person has their spoon (or shares) and scoops it from…