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Peanut Butter, Cacao, Banana and Granola Toast with healthy 'Chocolate Sauce'
Summer has felt like a pretty long one this time around in Dubai, and if I’m honest a pretty lazy one as well. I'm feeling more than ready to welcome the colder season, and with it more earthy, heart-warming inspired meals too.  By now you'll know breakfast...

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Healthy Peanut Butter & Strawberry 'Jelly' Smoothie
Be honest now, how many of you actually make the recipes you've saved on Pinterest, let alone give them a second look after you've pinned them? Myself included, probably not many, am I right? I've recently made it a point, a mental resolution if you will, t...

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Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato with Tahini Labneh Dressing
I've been seeing stuffed sweet potatoes around for a while now and immediately fell in love with the idea of them. At times when I'm feeling uninspired and/or lazy come lunchtime, I'll often grab a sweet potato, pierce it, put it in the microwave for 8 minu...

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Breakfast parfait and smoothie bowls 12 ways
If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how much I like to post pictures of my breakfast. First thing in the morning I have the full day ahead of me, the most energy and all the time to be a little more playful and creative with my food, and...

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The rise of Gourmet Doughnuts in London (and the UAE)
Dum Dum Donutterie If you love your desserts and baked goods like me, you might have possibly noticed that the popularity of doughnuts has been steadily on the rise (pun intended) in the past year or so. I don't just mean any doughnuts of course, but more s...

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Review: Hunny Bunny's Cake Factory cupcakes
A couple of months ago I was invited by Hunny Bunny's Cake Factory, a newly opened cake business in Dubai, to try out their homemade cupcakes. As a self-declared dessert connoisseur I always jump at the chance to try out locally based baking businesses, and...

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Rose & Saffron Cream Kunafa Nests
As soon as the countdown to Eid nears one of
the first things we tend to think of in our household is what sweets to prepare. This is
especially true when we know it's going to be a long day of welcoming guests and needing to make something
that's quick yet...

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie
When it comes to breakfast there are really only one of two things I like to make every morning - a generous  yogurt, fruit and granola parfait , or a filling milk-based smoothie loaded with enough ingredients to take me through the till lunch time. This sm...

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Beela Bakes: guide to Borough Market London

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Beela Bakes: Guide to Borough Market, London
Continuing on from my London Food Diary series, I knew I had to dedicate a post of its own to wondrous Borough Market . In all my twenty-three years living in the city, plus frequent trips back and forth since moving to Dubai, I had never visited the market...
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