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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My mother (may she RIP) always used to make my birthday cakes herself. It was one of the reasons people showed up to our parties. The centre of attention, or at least of the table filled with all the yummy treats. She baked different kinds and flavours, but the most memorable cake is definitely her […]

A few days ago I had such an amazing lunch in Vegas. It was a spinach wrap filled with chicken, avocado and greens with sweet potato fries on the side. It was soooo delicious and filling (the portions in the US are huge!), I couldn’t have dinner that day. But, it did remind me of […]

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother. She taught me to be strong and never give up. It is because of her that I have made it through the hard times in my life, including losing her. But when I am making one of her recipes I always feel […]