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…

Potato Gratin

This is a classic French side dish that I have had a few times but never thought of making it until now. I just have lots of potato (I always have a sac full of potatoes in my kitchen) and wanted a new way of cooking those spuds. Potato Gratin somehow appeared in my mind….

Olive & Thyme

Small fresh Lebanese delight. This is how I describe Olive & Thyme. Run by two handsome men who cook you a delicious healthy plate. All the original yummy Lebanese ‘street food’ that you can think of is served. They cater for meat and vegtable lovers. They have a rotating menu but you most definitively will find…

Spinach Fatayer

This recipe is perfect for mezza, finger food, picnic, sides and lunch boxes. You can have it as a snack even, hot or cold at any time of the day/ night. Yes I did sneak a few as a midnight snack when the kids where fast asleep once!  It is versatile, healthy and delicious.  Say hello…