Eggplant and Lentil Bake

Can you believe it’s already Eid Al Adha? It seems like just yesterday we were bidding Ramadan farewell and celebrating Eid Al Fitr! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Eid Al Adha (which translates roughly to “festival of sacrifice”) is the...

An Ode to Cairo

The thick fumes of gasoline swirled with the smell of deep-fried food. A wild, boisterous and seemingly endless racket comprised of beeping cars and zooming scooters, the shrill voices of scolding mothers, lofty claims from overzealous salesmen and the sweet sounds of...

How-to: Brew your own Kombucha

My name is Nada, and I’m a Kombucha-holic. I kid, of course – but in all seriousness, kombucha is probably one of my favourite beverages of all time. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Kombucha is a fermented drink made from sweet tea and a...

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

    For as long as I can remember, I have preferred savoury flavours to their sweet counterparts. As a child, there’s nothing I enjoyed more than the delightful crunch of a ready salted walkers potato chip. I wolfed down several helpings of home-cooked Egyptian food...

Restaurant review: Hakkasan Abu Dhabi

It’s no secret that Asian cuisine is one of my all-time favourites. Having visited the likes of Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Bali over the last five years, my tastebuds have definitely developed a leaning towards oriental flavours which I often try to replicate...

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