Banoffee pie shooters

Unlike my husband, I am not really into desserts. If the main course is hearty and delicious then that’s enough for me. Once in a while though I like to spoil myself with a real treat. That’s exactly what I did this weekend, when I made these banoffee pie shooters. The combination of banana, vanilla […]

My favorite iftar spots in Rotterdam!

It’s that time of year again, the holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Come tomorrow, Muslims around the globe will be fasting from sunrise till sunset. A time for reflection and spiritual recharging. And where my parents come from, the best month of the year. The time for family gatherings, good food and outings […]

Quick oven baked salmon (spelt) pasta

Sometimes even I don’t feel like cooking, so I usually have the ingredients for this quick oven pasta in the house just in case. It’s super easy to make and it beats grabbing for the unhealthy stuff. Plus my husband loves pasta, so he never complains when he sees what’s in the oven (though he […]

Iman and the chocolate factory

By now you have probably noticed that I have a few serious addictions in my life. One of them is chocolate. There’s just no way for me to keep my hands off it. Even when I am dieting I always have to have at least one piece of chocolate at some point during the day […]

Juni a sweet sin any time of year

Some friends you only see a couple of times a year but when you’re finally together it feels like the last time was only yesterday. Ever since we met while interning at a local Dutch newspaper it’s been that way between this friend and I. Besides our addiction for reading (Harry Potter 🙂 ) and […]

Healthy Blueberry oat muffins

For Arabs bread is part of every meal. We eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn’t matter if there’s also rice or potato included in that meal, bread is always on the table. Unfortunately it’s not a very healthy habit. Especially for those with an auto-immune disease eating lots of bread is not […]

Pancakes

Today is national Pancake Day in The Netherlands. A successful tradition which has blown over from England, Ireland and Australia. Originally Pancake Day is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and you’re no longer allowed to eat flour, eggs or sugar for a total of 40 days. Eating pancakes became a convenient […]