Raspberry CheeseShake

It’s time for another Instagram challenge! This time it is sponsored by the very amazing Hautes Cuisines in collaboration with The Wonky Stove and Havoc In The Kitchen. They asked us to create a dessert drink. At first I was wondering; isn’t any sweet drink considered a “dessert drink”? Then my mind drifted… I think…

Ebi Furai.. Fry.. Huray.. Whatever! – Recipe

Maybe we should start by me explaining why Ebi Fry is so much more than fried shrimp. If you’ve ever had it, you would probably have a good idea of why it is so special, but if you ever made it from scratch, then you would totally understand why it has to be appreciated! You…

Dragon Fruit Coconut Creamsicles

It’s that time of month again and I have been invited to join in the challenge by The Food Art Project on Instagram. The theme of the challenge is Popsicles. I had never made popsicles before or shot them and I definitely wanted to think of something that would be worth all the melting stress….

Nespresso Cup Quesillo (Flan)

In an effort to celebrate the limited edition Nicaragua capsule; La Cumplida Refinada, I thought of using this unique Master Origins coffee by Nespresso to create a popular Latin American dessert. I think the most amazing thing about this recipe is that it yields just one serving! So if you are a single, health conscious,…

Shiso Pesto Udon

When I come up with fusion recipes, I like to think beyond adding just one foreign ingredient to a classic dish and calling it fusion cuisine. It needs to be a bit more than that. What other ingredients can be substituted? What do the different cultures of the fusion dish have to offer each other?…

IBD-friendly Salmon Nabe Recipe

I have recently been privileged to take part in the ‘Benheb El Hayaah‘ campaign, which aims to spread awareness about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can cause patients to visit the bathroom every half an hour, which prevents them from being able to enjoy life as we do. Today I thought…

Kunafa French Toast

It is annual tradition for me to work on some Ramadan fusion recipe for you guys to try out. This one combines all the best of the seasons’ flavors with a Western twist. This year, I simply thought of wrapping French toast in Kunafa! French toast can often end up being a flacid, soggy and…

Valentine’s Surprise Coffee & Berry Cake

It’s annual cliche season, so let’s not make it too boring. This Nespresso cake has a hidden berry center that is shaped like a heart. The only thing you really need to be mindful of, is to cut it the right way! First, the ingredients: For the coffee cake 1/2 shot of your favorite espresso…

Sukiyaki

Winter is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to tell you about one of the main flavor profiles that got me hooked on Japanese cuisine. The following is not really a recipe as such; you can really customize this whichever you way you want. Sukiyaki to me is the king of all hot-pots. The ultimate…

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…

Savory Garlic Lemon Sorbet

So… It’s time to go a little crazy in order to expand my creative culinary skills. Today I decided to make a savory sorbet! Seriously…? Why?! I don’t know.. I mean there’s gazpacho.. So.. Why not? The key issue here was how to get a nice texture without adding too much sugar and ending up…

Dalgona Matcha Iced Latte

I never thought I’d be asked by so many people to post the recipe for such a simple drink. But on second thought, there’s actually quite a lot to say about Dalgona Matcha and there are number of ways to prepare it, too! First of all, let’s get one thing straight: All these beautiful photos…