Vegetarian Options I wish for in 2016 Kuwait By | January 21, 2016 fanevste-001

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: Quinoa with Broad Beans & Dill

By | September 9, 2013


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 »

My Diet Motivation Idea

By | September 4, 2013

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 »

Recipe: Quinoa & Pomegranate Salad

By | September 3, 2013


I’m still experimenting with using quinoa and I realised that I prefer eating cold quinoa mixed in some sort of salad instead of hot quinoa as I’m still not used to the taste of hot quinoa. Yesterday I decided to try and make a quinoa salad so basically I just grabbed whatever was in my fridge and chopped it up to make a nice healthy low-fat quinoa salad with ruby-like pomegranates seeds peeking through. Read more »

Recipe: Mushroom & Peas Quinoa Risotto

By | August 27, 2013


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 »

The Superfood Trend in Kuwait, Quinoa et al

By | July 21, 2013


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 »

Are Nakhi Containers a Health Hazard?

By | May 6, 2013


Speaking of plastic boxes though the topic is eons away from fashion, I’ve been avoiding eating anything hot inside a plastic container that  could melt into the food for as long as I can remember. Why? There are always warnings that when plastic Read more »

Guilt-free Snacks from Green Yummies

By | April 10, 2013

I returned home yesterday to find a big white wicker basket chock full of snacks like popcorn and potato chips from a new brand in Kuwait. However, they weren’t the usual munchies, they are supposed to be prepared so they are healthy and guilt-free. Read more »

The Taken for Granted Breakfast

By | April 2, 2013

gmb-1 We take too many things in life for granted, never really appreciating their worth until the day we stop having them around. Who would have thought that one day a simple everyday breakfast setting of cereal and milk with some coffee would be something of a reckless luxury for me? Read more »

10 Steps that Helped Me Sleep at Night

By | March 27, 2013


In the summer of 2011 I became an insomniac. I’ve battled forever with my Alarm clock, the snooze button became my best friend and I was always waking up too late. My having a late start the first thing in the morning cast an unwelcome hue of irritation on the remainder of my day which made me both jittery and unhappy. I’ve tried my best to fix my sleeping patterns trying various things, I’ve even Read more »

The Nutri-U Healthy Cookies Package from Local Flavor

By | March 17, 2013

nfhpfmm-001-1Last week a wrapped up package arrived at my door step. The wrapping is very simple yet the combination was attractive, a true testament to the saying “Simplicity is beauty”. I didn’t know what’s inside but I didn’t want to open up Read more »

OSIM Message Equipments Store

By | March 10, 2013

Another weekend shopping stop of mine was one at the very end of the Grand Avenues walkway, the recently opened OSIM shop. I’ve seen OSIM message and relaxation products once in a commercial booth in 360 Mall and my husband wanted to try them while I stood by, skeptic and totally not interested but finally caved in and when I did, not only did we leave with a Read more »

Are We Supposed to Recycle Medicine?

By | February 10, 2013


Over the years and after every visit to a doctor when I get ill, or simply a visit to Boots in the UK, I’ve acquired a great and big collection of different forms of medicine. Tablets, capsules, syrups, drops, ointments, bandages, antiseptics, vitamins, antibiotics, etc. As a result I now have an actual handbag filled to the brim with my pharmaceutical loot and use them within realistic limits of their expiration date. I won’t be throwing out a good antibiotic just Read more »


By | January 18, 2013


You go to bed one Friday night with a head buzzing with your Saturday plans. You wake up happy and ready to start the day with breakfast outdoors. A few minutes after the sleep haze has lifted from your head you realise something is not right, there is a certain bad thing going on, and it hits you “I’ve Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 27

By | January 10, 2013


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 22

By | January 5, 2013


The last week of LoFat’s vegetarian diet has started and the count down has begun. On day 22 I received a breakfast of spinach fatayer with Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 21

By | January 4, 2013


Day 21 marked the third consecutive week of dieting with LoFat with one last week to go. This is also the last of the repeated diet meals so starting tomorrow and for the last week I’m having new meals to try and post about. Day 21 was exactly like day 7 (post) but this time LoFat got me a mushroom fettuccini alfredo instead of the chicken one they got me last time. It was good! 

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LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 20

By | January 3, 2013


Day 20 and I have 8 more days to go. Since all I’ve been asked lately is “how many kilos of weight have you lost?” I think I’d explain it at Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 5

By | December 18, 2012


On day five of my Lofat vegetrian diet for my breakfast I got Zaatar Fatayer with the fruit skewers and low fat Read more »

The New Al-Marai Lemon Ginger & Honey Juice

By | December 2, 2012

In Keifan Co-op the other day I found this new limited edition juice by Al-Marai. New Lemon, ginger, and honey juice which in theory is the perfect protection against the flu and common cold. Perfect timing from Al-Marai to have this product out just in time for the flu season because of the change in weather, most of the people I know are either sick or falling sick.

Would it really help? God knows. In my case if I get sick nothing really helps and if I drink lemon, or honey, or tea, or anything else I just throw up. I didn’t try it myself for I’m not a fan of honey but my husband did and he loved it. He says the honey taste is very strong and the combination is very nice and well balanced. So if you are interested in a little protection before the flu attacks, keep an eye out for this new and limited edition juice.

The Sleep Cycle Application for iPhone

By | October 21, 2012

I’ve been browsing the App Store on my iPhone last week when I noticed The Sleep Cycle application. It had a high rating and good reviews and given my current state of sleep deprivation I decided to give it a shot. Read more »

Book Review: The Doctor Will See You Now by Max Pemberton

By | September 23, 2012

Back in March I read and loved a book “Trust me, I’m a junior doctor” by a British medical doctor called Max Pemberton (post). I liked it so much I set out to find the other books written by the same author/doctor and yesterday I managed to Read more »

Diet Care’s Healthy Cooking Cookbook

By | August 17, 2012

A few days ago I received a big fat new cookbook from Diet Care. Being from Diet Care meant it wasn’t any ordinary cookbook, it was a “Healthy Cooking” cookbooks with recipes that would satisfy your appetite without adding to Read more »

Diet Center’s Healthy Gergai3an

By | August 7, 2012

One of the healthiest Gergai3an’s I’ve received this year is for sure from Diet Center.

What’s inside?

Healthy stuff indeed: three jars with portion size and calorie intake written on top. One Mixed nuts and fruits, one date fingers, and one choco balls. All three have a calorie intake of 150 calories only, perfect for snacking guilt-free!

Plus, two apples.

Thank you Diet Center for sending me this healthy basket. Its really tasty and healthy.3asakom min 3owadah.

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Picture of the Week: Sarrayat

By | May 14, 2012

The weather has been acting up lately, all because its the season of “Sarrayat” which is equivalent to the Kuwaiti Monsoon season. This year however its raining mud! Big fat muddy rain drops that makes everything dirty, the sky is almost always tainted with yellow, and flu is attacking everyone!

Though I’m not looking forward to the summer, I hate summer, but I do truly wish this unstable weather would pass. I’ve had the flu since last Thursday and I am not getting any better for five days now even though I’m on antibiotics! At least in the summer we can hide inside the house with the AC all day long, happy and healthy…