Trying the Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

By | August 23, 2016

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Let me start by stating the fact that I do not like cauliflowers.

In fact, I loathe them.

The smell, the taste, the texture. I’m a vegetable loving vegetarian who actually does crave broccoli but never could stand to be within a metre of cauliflower in any shape or form including the very famous fried cauliflower and eggplant sandwich we call Meshakkal in Kuwait. Never was a fan. The same goes for sweet potatoes, I just could never understand their over-sweetened taste nor embrace it as a vegetable.  Read more »

Vegetarian Options I wish for in 2016 Kuwait

By | January 21, 2016

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To start off let me clarify one thing, this is not an ad. I’m a vegetarian living in Kuwait, a foodie, and I love eating out. I do not believe in house help or enslaving humans in the name of housekeeping, therefore I have to fend for myself to find something to eat after working for eight hours a day and returning home by 4 P.M. I am not shy to say I love eating out, we are the capital of 8000+ restaurants after all! Why Kuwait isn’t the capital of the culinary world still is beyond me, an overdue movement that I hope should start soon. Read more »

Recipe: Pear and Berries Salad

By | December 17, 2013

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This is not a recipe per say, its just a salad I tossed together because I didn’t want the fruits in my fridge to go bad and added a few bits and pieces there. Salad, especially with berries, is more of a summer or spring dish than winter which you’d want to keep warm in with a chunky vegetables soup and crunchy pieces of bread. Perhaps some melted cheese and rubbed garlic on that bread. Mmm… in any case, I don’t mind salads in the winter at all and this berries and pear salad with warm cheese and warm caramelised nuts would add a bit of colour to those grey afternoons.  Read more »

Salad Boutique’s New Office Meal Box

By | October 1, 2013

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I’m a big fan of Salad Boutique, always been and always will. I’ve ordered their salads on many occasions before, either to take with me for a gathering or to simplify salad making for gatherings held at my place. I don’t usually order them for my own meals though since the portion is too big and it takes me several days to finish one salad which ends up old and wilted, and wilted salads are not that fun per-say. I always wondered why they don’t introduce individual portion salads suitable for one person and they didn’t until last week when they launched their new corporate solution menu.  Read more »

Shakshooka Pop-up Market is Back!

By | September 25, 2013

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Back in June I managed to visit the very last Shakshooka pop-up farmers market before the start of summer and I fell in love with everything shakshooka! The concept, the carefree spirit, the mystery of waiting for the next market and not knowing where it’s going to be until just before it happens, and most importantly the food items you could buy: all organic, healthy, natural, and delicious! Then summer came and went and fall arrived, bringing the Shakshooka market back! Read more »

Quinoa Bread and Pizza Base from J’s Bakery

By | September 18, 2013

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Lately I’ve been doing nothing but trying to concentrate on making my diet work and trying to stick to a healthy life style, therefore you will be seeing a few more diet food related posts every now and then on my blog. Earlier this week, I’ve seen Ansam cooking a dish on instagram using quinoa bread she got from J’s Bakery. Read more »

Recipe: Quinoa with Broad Beans & Dill

By | September 9, 2013

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Growing up, rice with broad beans & dill or what we call in Kuwait “Bajela w Shbent” was a favourite lunch dish of mine. It is traditionally made with chunks of meat and daqqos tomato sauce at home but I’ve always opted to mix it with low fat yoghurt instead. I was craving it the other day but since I’m still on the path of losing the Ramadan weight and testing out quinoa in recipes I’ve decided to make the dish, subsituting rice with quinoa and see how it would turn out. To my surprise the recipe turned out to be a success and had I not made the dish myself I wouldn’t have realised I was actually eating quinoa!  Read more »

10 Things That Just Happen As You Diet

By | September 8, 2013

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1- A very thin girl makes it her personal quest to destroy your diet. Whenever she sees you she’d squeal and call you too thin and “enough already” even though you’ve only lost a kilo and need 49 more to go! Why, for the love of god, why? Read more »

My Diet Motivation Idea

By | September 4, 2013

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How do you motivate yourself while dieting to continue on the path of losing weight? God knows dieting is not easy especially living in a country where our number one hobby is creating glorious dishes and consuming them. To me, my number one reason for losing weight is sadly not health-related although I’m beginning to rethink the order of that priority, it’s looking good in my clothes and being able to buy what I want without worrying about sizes that would keep me dieting. Read more »

Cooking the Perfect Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

By | August 29, 2013

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A long time ago, when Google Reader was alive and kicking, I remember a fellow blogger posted a video of Gordon Ramsey preparing scrambled eggs. The only way I can actually crave and eat eggs is by eating them scrambled and not every restaurant can make them the way I consider them scrambled. You know yellow, creamy, with soft peaks and the entire thing in one piece. Ever since I saw the video I’ve wanted to make scrambled eggs at home but I never really got the chance to try and cook them until last weekend. Read more »

Recipe: Mushroom & Peas Quinoa Risotto

By | August 27, 2013

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One of my birthday resolutions for this year was to become healthier, not for the sake of weight loss but for my overall well-being. I’m not twenty one anymore, not even 30, and this means my supply of youthful health is running out fast and the time has come to be smart about my choices. I remember an old man selling ice cream out of a cart in the street that we met last year. I wanted an ice cream -well it’s me after all- and my husband didn’t. The old man, with his beautiful toothless smile and deeply wrinkled face, told my husband to eat an ice cream while he still could. Read more »

Obsessed with Labna Sandwiches for Breakfast

By | August 21, 2013

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Ever since we began having breakfast again I’ve been crazy about having Labna sandwiches for some reason. I used to think I like labna just fine, but I’ve come to the realisation that I adore labna and actually prefer it more than cheese for breakfast. Funny how you can still discover things you’ve never known about yourself. If you don’t know what labna is, it’s more a dairy product that tastes as tangy as Greek yoghurt and has the consistency of spreadable cheese, a tad runnier though. Read more »

Flex Gourmet Ramadan Gift

By | July 29, 2013

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Last week I arrived home to find a tin of diet-friendly sweet goodies by Flex Gourmet. Inside were pieces of dates and petite fours, something to have on the side of your post iftar coffee. Read more »

Re Cleansing Juices Ramadan Flavours

By | July 21, 2013

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Since I started today’s post with a healthy streak I thought I’d continue from the last post. Another trend that’s been going on in Kuwait for the past few months is the “detox juice diet”. One of the providers of the diet is a new business called Re and they set you up with a few day’s worth of different drinks naturally pressed and Read more »

The Superfood Trend in Kuwait, Quinoa et al

By | July 21, 2013

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For the past year or two I’ve come to meet a new breed of food items, ones I cannot even prounounce let alone tried before or seen in a restaurant or tried to cook. Now all the hip foodies and health fanatics out there plus the well-known dieticians are encouraging their consumption and providing us with different dishes made with them. I thought I’d help Read more »

The Diet Center’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 19, 2013

At the start of the holy month of Ramadan I received a gift box from The Diet Center tied with a ribbon to a small booklet. Read more »

A Scrumptious Kanafa Cheesecake from Someday Cafe

By | July 13, 2013

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With less than 60 minutes to go until iftar time I decided to share with you what I’m going to have for dessert with my after-iftar tea. I had it before, I already cut a slice for myself today, and I’m going to have it everyday until I polish off every last morsel of cheesecake and vermicelli from the amazing kanafa cheesecake I was sent from Someday Cafe. The cake is so good, it’s addictive. Read more »

Elements Guilt-Free Bakery

By | June 17, 2013

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A while back I was browsing different instagram profiles when I came upon a mouth-watering picture of a white sponge fruit cake. I’m a sucker for a good food picture, it can do wonders to my cravings so I checked out the rest of the pictures in that instagram profile. Not only were the pictures good, they also were about desserts from a healthy and low-calorie bakery called Elements! I knew it was a matter of time until I placed my order. Read more »

Pizza Hut’s New Crunchy Stuffed Crust Pizza

By | April 5, 2013

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What are you having for lunch today? Yesterday afternoon I tried the new crunchy stuffed crust. Though I’m not crazy about Kuwait’s Pizza Hut’s pizzas per say but the stuffed crust one I do order from Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 28 and Last!

By | January 11, 2013

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And day 28 has finally arrived! On the last day of my LoFat Vegetarian Diet Menu trial I received a breakfast of jam and butter saj with Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 27

By | January 10, 2013

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Breakfast was vegetable fatayer with fruit skewers, low fat laban (buttermilk), and white tea. The vegetable fatayer was OK and filled Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 26

By | January 9, 2013

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On day 26 of LoFat’s vegetarian diet breakfast was Zaatar fatayer with Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 25

By | January 8, 2013

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Day 25 started with a breakfast of a falafel sandwich with fruit skewers, low fat laban (buttermilk), and coffee. Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 24

By | January 7, 2013

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Breakfast was a plain croissant with fruit skewers, low fat laban (buttermilk), and Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 23

By | January 6, 2013

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Day 23 started with a breakfast of cheese croissant, fruit skewers, low Read more »