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February 10, 2016

Spiced apricot pavlova

Even though I'm naturally not too heavy on desserts, but when I crave one, this dessert is always on the list. It's just simple, light and perfect to serve in summer. I made this one on Australia Day. I just couldn't think of anything more Australian than a pavlova to make. Usually I would add passion fruit or [...]

Wholesome banana bread with pecans

November 18, 2015

I have been working on this recipe for a week, trying so many different ways to get the texture and taste just right .. and because baking is still not my strength, this was a bit of a challenge! I didn't just follow a recipe, I actually made my own version of a banana bread only keeping the basic rules of baking [...]

spiced orange yogurt cake

September 7, 2015

I have made this cake several times following the forever beautiful Nigella Lawson's recipe found in her 'Nigellissima' book. This time though, I dared to give it a bit of an Arabian twist by adding ground mastic and cardamom spices to the vanilla flavour and using orange zest instead of the lemon in the original recipe. I have also used raw fine sugar [...]

July 16, 2015


 It's this time of the year again when we say good bye to the holy month of Ramadan. Every year this month comes and goes in a blink of an eye! Yes we fast all day and yes we sleep less, yes we struggle to keep up with school routines, training schedule, homework etc., but [...]