MY FRIEND YASMINE

yasmine A couple of years ago, I decided I needed an inspiring girl gang; a lot of my friends had moved away and I was left with a gaping hole in my life when it came to having girl-friends who I could look up to and talk to about adult things, like what we want to be when we grow up. Since then, I’ve met so many incredible women (in the food world and out of it) who have made me a better person, and who have inspired me with their passion and creativity. Yasmine is one of those people, and here are some of ... Read More





        

PEA SMASH BRUSCHETTE + NEW BEGINNINGS

pea smash bruschette I love Spring. And I love it for the most clichéd of reasons: because it signals a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. I’m not one for new years’ resolutions (you can decide to make a change any day of the year), but Spring Equinox, for me, is when I always feel the most alive (it helps that the weather in Dubai in the Spring is spectacular: blue skies and light breezes and sharp edges), and when change seems to make its way—slowly but surely— into my life. This Spring, I went back to Sri Lanka for ten day ... Read More





        

HOW TO ASSEMBLE A FESTIVE CHEESE PLATTER + AN INTERVIEW WITH CHEESE EXPERT FRANCOIS ROBIN

festive cheese platter It’s the festive season, and if you’re anything like me then you’ve probably got a calendar packed full of cocktail parties to go to, and dinner parties to host. One of my go-to things to make—and I use the word “make” loosely here—is a nice, festive cheese platter. I like it because all it requires is a few moments of assembling things, and it’s stress-free. All you need is a visit to your local cheese counter, and a well-stocked pantry. And though they require little effort, when done properly cheese plat ... Read More





        

BEETROOT HUMMUS + ZA’ATAR PITA CHIPS

beetroot hummus-2   I really wanted to have an awesome little anecdote for you today, but I don’t. I was going to start this post by telling you about the weather (getting warmer), and how amazing the farmer’s market is right now (so, so great), but you’ve heard all of that before, and I resort to small-talk when writing my posts far too often. So today I’ll just offer up a recipe for this slightly smoky jewel-toned beetroot hummus and tell you a tiny but about why you should go make it now. Here goes:   This beetroot hummu ... Read More





        

ZUCCHINI BRUSCHETTE

zucchini bruschetta Right now the farmers’ markets feel like summer—colorful and vibrant and with that heady smell of almost-too-ripe tomatoes. For most of you living in the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere—you might not want to read on (but I hope you do, and flag this post for warmer days). There are juicy, red tomatoes picked fresh off the vine, an abundance of peas, favas, and green beans, and just about every single type of summer squash you can imagine. I picked up about five kilos of zucchini at the farmer’s market thi ... Read More





        
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