Green bean curry ~ Marag Lubyah

This is one of my favourite Iraqi tomato curry / stew and am glad my kids like it too. It is delicious and brings me warm memories of family gatherings and spoons hitting plates and clinking between moments of silence that breaks the chatter across the table.  This is a lovely comfort giving dish with…

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…

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,…

Creamy Tagliatelle Chicken & Broccoli; Easy Recipe

Pasta …. everyone loves it and everyone eats it, including my two boys.  Pasta is such a versatile ingredient and so simple to cook.  It’s healthy and delicious.  It is my first go to ingredient when I can’t decide what to cook or  when I am in a hurry. Which is often. One of my…

Beetroot & Carrot Salad

Autumn is here ! Paris is slowly starting to change… in colour. I just love it when you witness nature changing. Trees are displaying beautiful autumn colours which  congers up lots of lovely images from photographing yourself kicking fallen leaves, to drinking hot chocolate, Halloween around the corner, wrapping yourself in your favourite woolly jumper…

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…

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…

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…

Iraqi Jewish Chicken – T’beet

T’beet (Iraqi word for staying over night)  is a stuffed chicken dish with rice and spices. It was the traditional Sabbath lunch of the Iraqi Jews. Two things makes this dish special and hence the name of the dish.  T’beet, staying over night, is referenced to the dish being cooked at a very low temperature over night; hence…

Aloha Café

Step into the tropical paradise. Step into a warm welcoming sanctuary. Step into a secret hide out in Paris. Step into wholesome homemade food. Sep into frothy coffee served in pastel coloured ceramic cups. Step into Aloha Café. This has got to be one of my all time best cafes in Paris. I truly love…