Cold soba noodles salad with steak

In this dish I combined my daughters favourites veggies- red cabbage, carrots and peppers. She also loves pasta, so noodles worked great. It`s hard to imagine serving this to a 2 year old, but she love it every time I cook this. You can keep it vegan by skipping the steak, or add rotisserie chicken…

Fattet al Makdous

Fattet al Makdous is a Syrian layered dish that burst with flavours.  It is made five layers cook individually and assembled before serving. It is a bit time consuming and you will probably need 20 pans and pots to cook, but you can easily prepare most things hours before serving, warm each component and serve….

Bouillabaisse with Rouille

It was only yesterday when I first heard of this recipe. It`s a shame I know. Bouillabaisse is fragrant French fish soup. But there is so much more to it. The stock is made with fennel, orange zest and saffron. You then add fresh fish, shellfish and shrimps. You serve it with rouille to give…

Colorful tomato tart

Tomatoes are among my favourite things to eat. Add some cheese to it and I am sold! This tart is very quick to make, but the flavors are just fantastic.  If you find some colorful tomatoes like these you can impress your guests with the presentation. INGREDIENTS (makes two tarts) 1 sheet ready made puff…

Chili con carne with dark chocolate

Chili con carne is proper comfort food. It doesn`t require any special ingredients and almost no cooking skills. It also is one of this dishes that you can just let it cook on its own. I like to add few bits of dark chocolate at the end of the cooking process. It is then when…

Chicken tikka with coriander rice and mint chutney

Last night I thought I was well prepared for dinner as I marinated my meat and chopped my veggies before going to the pool. I came back and when started cooking I found out we have no gas. Thanks to Tom and his huge camping equipment we saved our dinner. I cooked my rice on…

Pulled pork and smoked bacon sandwiches

Made in the slow cooker these pulled pork sandwiches are something special. I cooked the meat in the slow cooker, together with smoked bacon and loads of spices and sauces. I choose to serve only with purple cabbage and carrots coleslaw so the real taste of the meat and juices is the star of the…

Beach tacos

As the name suggest there is nothing complicated in this recipe. We made it quick and easy on the beach of Fujairah. I got some of my favorite herbs and flavors in it. All you need is a hot BBQ, good friends and less than ten minutes to cook the tacos. INGREDIENTS 300 g lean…

Coconut katsu curry

This dish has a lot to offer in terms of flavor and texture. It is a cheat version as I used ready made curry sauce. But it is great for a quick family dinner or even weekend lunch. Recipe inspired from: Jamie Oliver INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts 2 eggs 1 cup white flour 1 cup…

Lamb meatballs with pine nuts and cinnamon

This dish is simply bursting with flavors. It`s very Mediterranean, yet has this Arabic note from the cinnamon. it might be my new favorite summer dinner. INGREDIENTS (serve 2 adults and one hungry toddler) 450 g lamb mince 1/2 white onion handful fresh mint handful fresh parsley 3 tbsp pine nuts 1 tsp cinnamon salt…

Vegan beetroot burger

Eating more plant base meals is my aim for months now. I discovered a whole new world of very fragrant and colorful foods, that are usually much cheaper and easier to cook. The recipe today got me really excited to try as I had never had beets in a burger or even roasted. I regret…

Slow cooked beef with vegetables and red wine

Winter time calls for hearty stew with loads of gravy! This particular recipe is probably the easiest of all as it is cooked in slow cooker. All you need to do is cut your veggies into big pieces (to avoid turning them into mush), sear your beef (please don`t skip this step as you will…