Recipe: Lime-Marinated Giant Mushroom Fajitas

By | August 28, 2016

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Fan of Mexican food? I absolutely am, in fact Mexican ranks second as my favourite cuisine of all times. Whenever I crave a fajita, a sizzling one with all the works, I usually head to one of the American franchises around Kuwait. However, since I’m trying to live a healthier life sans the excess salt, fat, and surprise spice that attacks my stomach mercileccily I began to make mine at home. This recipe must be the easiest, lightest, and quickest way to get a guiltless fajita fix. Read more »

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: Quinoa with Okra Stew

By | September 23, 2013

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Ever since I began cooking quinoa I really wanted to use it with one particular dish, maraq bamiya (okra stew). You see, if quinoa passes the maraq bamiya test, it can reside their proudly on my pantry for the rest of time, banishing every last morsel of rice from the premises. The dieticians in Kuwait have been urging us to replace rice with quinoa and I already tried that twice with the quinoa mushroom risotto and the quinoa with dill & broad beans (bajela w shbent) and both time quinoa posed as the perfect protein-packed fiber-laden replacement to white rice therefore I 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 & Grilled Bell Peppers Salad

By | September 16, 2013

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Since I’ve been having quinoa, almost on daily basis, for the past few weeks I always am on the look for new ways of eating it. My favourite quinoa dishes are almost always salads and this one, with grilled bell peppers a.k.a. capsicums. On the day I took these pictures I only had some yellow bell peppers in the fridge but my absolute favourites are grilled red bell peppers. Read more »

Weekend Lunch at Pizzetta

By | May 5, 2013

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Since the good weather doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon we decided to have a good lunch outdoors. We thought long and hard of the perfect place to enjoy the weather, the atmosphere, and most importantly the food and finally drove down to Spoons Complex to have lunch at Pizzetta. We were thinking of ordering our old and usual favourites, which include the Truffle and Fontina pizzetta I’m very fond of and was craving then. 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 »

Recipe: Vegetarian Lasagna

By | October 10, 2012

Last weekend I was in my kitchen thinking about lunch when my eyes fell on a box of lasagna sheets. Of course, why not? So I made my favorite vegetarian lasagna an d snapped a few shots with my iPhone that I thought I’d share on my blog. So, what went inside my lasagna?  Read more »

Review: Dallah Kuwaiti Bakery

By | July 24, 2012

Imagine someone whose taste buds you trust, you know when they say that someone tastes good, then it does indeed taste good. When they don’t like something, then it will turn out horrible? Imagine then that this someone decides to Read more »

Recipe: Spaghetti Pomodoro

By | June 3, 2012

I’ve always been a fan of Spaghetti Pomodoro, or in English, Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce. I remember a year in my life when I ate spaghetti pomodoro for lunch every single day for an entire year. I can never read/smell/see spaghetti in any medium without craving spaghetti pomodoro immediately. Read more »

Safi’s Gluten Free Goods

By | April 16, 2012

Around 2 weeks ago on Instagram Safi’s bakery have announced that they will start providing Gluten Free bread for their customers. I was so so HAPPY! Especially given that the Read more »

Shino ‘3adakom Elyoom?

By | March 29, 2012

Thursday is here, Thursday is here! It was one of those weeks which stretched on forever and thus the arrival of Thursday seems even more precious now! There is also no dust so we can celebrate with outdoors lunch! What are you planning for your lunch? Eating in the office? Bel zwara? At home? Skipping lunch? Flying somewhere?

Due to a recent visit to Wafra farms by my husband we have an huge supply of all types of vegetables in the fridge. I am now fantasyzing about going home and baking myself a red pepper stuffed with chickpeas, cheese, veggies, and herbs nestled on a bed of greens and drizzled with a lovely balsamic vinaigrette. Mmmmmm <3

What about you? Shino ‘3adakom elyoom?

A List of Restaurants Providing Gluten Free Items

By | March 17, 2012

I received a comment on my blog asking me for a list of places in Kuwait that offer Gluten Free items. So I thought I would make the list in a post for all to refer to. If you know anyplace that does offer gluten free items let me know so I will add it to the list.

  • Firin Bakery is a gluten free bakery specializing in cakes, breads, fatayer, etc.
  • Al-Ra7a Stone Mill have a great selection of gluten free bread and fresh fatayer as well.
  • Amir Al-Omara bakery have also gluten free bread. Tel: 24862007.
  • Pizzetta added a gluten-free menu for gluten intolerant diners. Just ask for it.
  • Prime & Toast also added a gluten-free menu for their gluten intolerant diners.
  • Carluccio’s offer a gluten free menu and pastas for gluten intolerant diners.
  • Munch BBQ can provide the BBQ grill with gluten free pizza.
  • Organica Pasta & PIzza can offer gluten free pasta.
  • Crumbs Bakery can bake gluten free cake if provided with the gluten free flour.
  • Sugar & Spice Bakery can bake gluten free cake if provided with the gluten free flour.
  • Madam Sucre offer a gluten free menu for their delicious cakes.
  • The November Bakery are developing gluten free desserts at the moment too.
  • The Sultan Center offer a huge selection of gluten free products on their shelves.
  • Milk cafe offers a gluten free chocolate cake on its menu that is very good.
  • Chocolate & Macaroons Macaroons are gluten free.
  • Froobie frozen yogurt guarantee that all their frozen yogurt is gluten free for sure.

  • Come to think about it the list is not that long but its a start. I really hope more restaurants provide at least gluten free pasta in their menu options. Again if you know of any place with gluten free options please let me know so I can add it to the list. Much obliged :)

Event: Novembers Bakery’s Tasting

By | March 12, 2012

What better way to spend an evening in chic softly lit surroundings sampling new desserts from one of the most famous bakeries around K-Town and giving your feedback on them? Can you think of a more perfect Read more »

Review: Firin “Gluten Free” Bakery’s Goodies

By | December 14, 2011

A few months back I read a tweet about a new bakery that was going to open soon called “Firin Bakery” that specializes in Gluten Free baked goods! Needless to say I followed them immediately and even drove all the way to their branch in Hawali to check them out but they weren’t open yet.

Months passed and I totally forgot about the place until I went to Pretty Little Things exhibition (post). On my way out I was handed a goody bag with a box of freshly baked good from Firin Bakery -even though they weren’t participating in the exhibition-. The next evening I was starving and I decided I better try them out, so I made my self some tea and sat down with the box planning to eat only the two mini cupcakes, maybe take a picture or two for this post.

The thing is, erm, well you see I thought they being gluten free and all wouldn’t be that soft or good like usual cakes. I was very much mistaken. Within minutes I had eaten the mini chocolate cake, the mini carrot cake, the BIG apple cake slice, and the top of the blueberry muffin. Nothing was left to take pictures off except the remains of the bluebery muffin. I polished off the box, literally!

Forget the gluten free part. The cakes were very good and very dewy and moist and brimming with taste in comparison to other cake makers, gluten free or not. I enjoyed every single bite and I am planning to go back for some more! The fact that they are gluten free thus not made with wheat meant they were a tad lighter than other cakes and muffins!

I am so glad and so proud of this bakery. Finally! I will go back for a more detailed review soon insha2 Allah! Meanwhile if you are interested you can order from firin bakery by visiting their website www.firin.co or by calling 2266100. Just stay away from the carrot cupcake, it tasted a bit weird.

Review: Milk Cafe

By | December 2, 2011

Its no secret that my palates have been taken captive by the tantalizing chocolate milk dippers sold in Milk Cafe. I’ve raved about it on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve been there over and over just for a cup of Read more »

Hot Chocolate Dippers at Milk Cafe

By | November 20, 2011

We went a few days back to Milk Cafe after we heard so many positive reviews about it. It looked like a good spot to have breakfast -the name is Milk after all-. When I read my fellow Read more »

Please Welcome my New Sponsors: Prime & Toast

By | August 6, 2011

Please join me in welcoming Prime & Toast as a new addition to my blog sponsors.

Prime & Toast is a culinary name that needs not be announced for its already well known. One of my favorite breakfast places in Kuwait who had recently and gladly joined in the Gluten Free campaign in Kuwait, to which I am eternally grateful.

I have to say I am proud to have Prime & Toast as my sponsors. Welcome Prime & Toast 😀

My Diet Results and Cheat Meal

By | July 18, 2011

Well it was quite a day actually. Fahad the Diet Ninja said I was allowed to have a cheat meal, not a cheat day. I Solemnly swear I was up to something good 😉 So I said I wanted that cheat meal to be my breakfast.

I bought a ton of Read more »

More Gluten Free Options in Kuwait

By | July 12, 2011

Did you think that the gluten free campaign was done with and forgotten? Far from the truth! Bloggers, Tweeps, and readers have been letting me know of gluten free options they stumble upon whenever they see it! You, the reader, could also help out in any means possible as well. Lets see what’s new in the Kuwait’s gluten free world…

First Froobie emailed me confirming that they had contacted their factory and they can confirm that their frozen yogurt is not only fat free and sugar free, its gluten free as well! That applies to the frozen yogurt only. Thank you froobie!

First my dear Um 3azooz made up an entire post about the Gluten Free items she found in TSC (post)! I never before knew there was a Betty Crockers cake and brownie mix that is gluten free! Sweet! Check it out here

Dear Ansam had breakfast at prime and toast the other day and there you go… the gluten free menu Chef Ahmad Al-Bader promised (post). I was so happy to see that picture! I wish I wasn’t on a diet so I would go have breakfast there and choose items from that glorious menu. Thanks again Chef Ahmad Al-Bader and thank you Ansam for snapping that picture for me 😀

My dear Beebz98 on twitter also tweeted this picture of the gluten free bread section she found in Lulu Hyper Market. It is HUGE! Thank you hon 😀

Also a dear reader of my blog recently emailed me to tell me that on The Kitchen’s Facebook Page (link) someone had asked about the gluten free replied that only those items on their menu contain gluten otherwise every thing else is gluten free. So if you are on 6alabat and you wish to order a quick bite that is gluten free you can order anything from the Kitchen’s menu EXCEPT those items because they CONTAIN GLUTEN

 

  • – In Appetizers – Gnocchi & Quesadillas
  • – In Salads – Corn fritters
  • – All the sandwiches contain gluten
  • – In Braising and Stew – Beef Bourguignon
  • – In Grills – All Sandwiches & Burgers. ( Lemon & Rosemary grilled breast and Grilled portabello mushroom are Gluten free)
  • – In Homemade pies – Chicken pot pie and Vegetable pie
  • – In Side dishes – Potato rosti and Couscous
  • – In Desserts – all contain gluten

Before I had that two months trial of gluten free diet I had absolutely no idea that there were gluten free products and I never noticed them any where before. Now that you are reading this please keep your eyes open for anything gluten free you can find here -or abroad that can be imported- so I can share it on my blog please.

Much obliged 😀

Picture of the Week: The Star Ingredient

By | July 11, 2011

The past week has proved that there are one million and one ways to make use of the Co-Op Nakhi. So let me ask you, how do you eat your Nakhi?

Recipe: Mexican Style Salad

By | July 9, 2011

Since I have very little ingredients to work with I thought I would try my luck with Mexican style cooking today since the Read more »

Recipe: Chickpea & Eggplant Fatta

By | July 8, 2011

This is a version of my mama’s AMAZING fatta which I can never copy correctly. My mom is the best cook in the entire world and everything she cooks is low fat and diet friendly by the way. Anyways this is a modified version of Read more »

Recipe: Baked Red Pepper with Chickpea, Feta, and Courgette

By | July 6, 2011

Its day four and Fahad the Diet Ninja said I can use half a red pepper for my lunch today, so I made this very quick, easy, and Read more »