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a hearty roasted squash soup recipe

Butternut Squash Soup 01

This week I have been feeling a bit under the weather. All I wanted to do was lie in bed and sleep off my cold. That, of course, was not entirely possible when you’re on toddler watch 24/7. So I dragged myself to the kitchen to make the next best thing – a bowl of soup. There’s just something about a warm homemade bowl of soup that’s so comforting. This time around, I ditched the chicken soup for something to complement the season. Inspired by fall, this lovely roasted butternut squash soup is what I call, perfection in a bowl. Or mug. It’s unfortunate we only get to experience two...

stir-fried miso chicken with buckwheat noodles

Miso Chicken Noodles 01

The crazy pace that I keep at work means that I compromise on my meals a fair bit. So whenever I get a day off, I like to take to the kitchen. It’s my way of de-stressing as well as gaining back a sense of control in my diet, and by extension, a little of my health.  All that said, I’m not one to spend endless hours in the kitchen. If you had read my earlier post you’ll know why. 🤗 Hitting my kitchen on this day off, I decided to try incorporating miso into a really quick and easy stir-fry recipe. Here’s the how to:  Ingredients  125g skinless chicken breast...

summer inspired citrus ice cubes

Citrus Ice Cubes 01

We’re about halfway through September and summer is still here in the sunny emirate of Sharjah. With day temperatures in the high 30 degree (°C) to low 40 degree (°C) range, it is essential to stay hydrated. There’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of ice cold water on a hot summer day. Inspired by my husband’s love of iced lemon water, I gave these easy citrus ice cubes a go. We all know citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C, but did you know the content in Vitamin C help reduce high body temperatures? A good reason to stock up on lemons and oranges! What You’ll Need: Any Citrus...

a mozzarella tomato lunch

Mozzarella Tomato 01

I can be pretty lazy. In part because my full-time job as a writer in the media industry comes with really long hours of work and in part because I love nothing more than lazing around. So where my meals are concerned, I typically love it when they are: Easy to prep. Anything that requires more than 15 mins of prep time, is a huge no-no.  Quick to cook. So stir-fry and steaming are my absolute go-to. But it’s all the better if it doesn’t require cooking at all. Delicious. It should make my belly sing.   Nutritious. I’m not a nutritionist but I think the body intuitively knows when it’s...