Not an Instagram-able Ramadan for me this year ..

The first week of Ramadan was tough, tough, tough…  I must admit and put my hands up I didn’t prepare for it one little bit so when it came, bammm it smacked me on the face ! Suddenly sleep deprivation, long fast, dehydration, irritability and confusion attacked me at once. I also got very depressed. Because…

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…

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…

Iraqi Lentil Soup

This is a traditional Iraqi soup that is mainly cooked in Ramadan. Mainly because it is light and gentile on flavour. Lentils are full of iron, fibre, magnesium and they are good blood sugar stabiliser. Which is exactly what you need after a long fast. I have blogged two other lentil soups but this one…

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…