chomping on chops & spaghetti

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Weekends! They are as much my favourite days of the week as they are Muffles’. One of the reasons why my little fur ball loves it, is because this is the time that he gets a whole new menu for the week. So what’s cooking in our kitchen for muffles this week? Spaghetti with Pork Chops & Greens  (This makes four days worth of food.) what you’ll need:  600g of pork loins/lean pork 100g of spaghetti  50g of green leafy vegetables  50g of pumpkin  Rosemary, oregano and thyme for seasoning method:  Season the pork loins with rosemary, oregano and thyme.  Cook the spaghetti until al dente in pot of boiling...

5 reasons why I love breastfeeding

I Love Breastfeeding 01

My breastfeeding journey began when my daughter Zooey was two weeks old. She was born a few weeks premature, so to compensate she nursed around the clock. Now at one and a half years old, we nurse less frequently, but it is so demanding that at times, I feel worn out. I battle with my perfectionist self daily. House chores pile up and it often feels like I don’t get much done. Sometimes I wish Zooey would stop waking me up during the night and stop calling my boob in the middle of her nap. I feel terrible for harbouring such thoughts, so this post is a reminder to myself on...

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...

hello

Belle & Melody Hello

The first “hello” is never easy but once uttered into that empty space between two persons, the air turns warm and the room brightens up.  It doesn’t matter how shy and soft or how loud and brazen the “hello” was.  What is important is that fellowship was extended, people connected and relationships take root.  So, in the same way that we bonded over a simple, tentative but sincere greeting, we’re saying “hello!” to you – simply, tentatively but sincerely. Setting up a platform where we can share in the things we love was something that has been on our minds for a really long time.  Taking the step to realize was at once...