Summer Rolls with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

4 August 2016



These summer rolls are my absolute favorite!! Why? Because they are so delicious, refreshing and I love that I can fill them up with all my favorite vegetables! I’ve used chicken in this recipe, but you can use shrimp too or even just keep them vegetarian. The peanut dipping sauce is my dad’s secret recipe, so you’re in for a treat!! Enjoy!!


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Upside Down Pineapple Slice

29 June 2016

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Upside Down Pineapple Slice

The sweetness of the “caramel” goes perfectly with the tartness of the pineapple… add some coconut and it’s a killer combination!! I love this raw upside down pineapple slice. It doesn’t require any cooking and I love to have these in the freezer for when I have sweet tooth cravings 🙂 They really don’t last very long in my house! I created this recipe inspired by “Thahabi”, a lustre coating by Jotun Paints Arabia. Thahabi reflects the golden souk, the golden grains of sand, the desert and this region’s timeless heritage. Head to Jotun Paints website to see more from this Oriental collection –> HERE.
Enjoy!! I hope you like this pineapple slice as much as I do!!


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Moroccan Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

9 March 2016





Who loves chopping onions?! NOT ME!!! Who has a massive cry after chopping onions? Hands smelling of onions for days… ME!!! Well, I got the opportunity to test the new Philips Onion Chef and WOW!! I’m in love with it!! It uses a ChopDrop technology, which allows for perfectly sized onions and no mess too!! What I also love about this machine is that it’s very compact, doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen and can also chop a variety of ingredients, including meat, nuts, herbs, parmesan cheese and chocolate. Hehehe, now you can chop like a chef!! This Moroccan sweet potato and chickpea stew is one of my favourite week day dinners. I usually cook a big batch at the start of the week and voila! I have a few quick dinners covered! You can also add grilled chicken or fish to make it a more hearty and wholesome meal.


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Chocolate Pomegranate Tarts

24 February 2016



Ooooooooohhh la la… Raw chocolate tarts filled with a rich decadent chocolate ganache and topped with pomegranates… I have to say that these are probably the best tarts I have ever made!! That’s a pretty big call! You have to try these and I hope you like them as much as I do!! Completely refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and GUILT-free! I’m doing a little dance! 🙂


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Sesame Cookies

11 February 2016



Sesame cookies!! 😋😋😋 I love making healthy snacks for the week! These no-bake cookies are completely refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and packed full of goodies. The best thing about these cookies is the delicious smell of roasted sesame. My fave!!! I love to keep these handy in the fridge and I couldn’t ask for a better snack!


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