Octopus Black Pasta

Before you ask me for a recipe, it’s really just boiled octopus and boiled pasta.. mainly. Today I wanted to give you some behind the scenes insights from the shoot of this dish. It all started with an inspiration from a stunning photo by the amazing Balabotya on Instagram. After seeing her black pasta and…

Panettone Persistence

After giving a 3-minute speech in a selfie video on social media about how nothing can stop you from achieving your goals in 2021, I seem to have inspired myself in the process. This year I wanted to bake and photograph a Panettone. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an…

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie – Halloween Recipe

In the West they have all sorts of pumpkin and squash varieties for those warm autumn recipes and a perfect Halloween with the Jack O’Lantern pumpkins. Here in the Middle East we are only really used to seeing the Crock-necks and Butternut squashes, which are not really ideal for carving and have a less vibrant…

Goya Champuru

This may be a traditional Japanese recipe from the Okinawa prefecture but in a more modern and fitness conscious world, it is practically a carb-free recipe that is loaded with protein. Goya; which is known in the west as bitter melon or bitter gourd is an extremely bitter fruit (or vegetable… debatable) from the squash…