Fava beans, Peas, and Freekeh Salad

It’s seasonal produce at its BEST!

A couple of weekends ago, I had the chance to hide among the tall fava bean plants and dive deep to collect the long green pods.

I also kneeled down the search for the fresh pea pods hiding underneath barricades of pea vines. I stepped on numerous ones, despite being careful, attempting to reach a handful of pods sunbathing together in the open.

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Roasted Strawberries on Labneh Cheesecake Cream

It is heating up fast. The weather is going crazy. One hour, it is hot with blazing sun, another it is cloudy with a cold breeze. Can you believe that a thunderstorm was hitting us last night? It was like it’s December all over again. But no presents and no more Holidays.
Eventually, summer will be rolling out. With the hot weather, one would want an easy breezy cool dessert while making use of the fresh seasonal fruit at their peak of flavor. STRAWBERRIES.

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The Basil Plant and The Cactus, and Simple Basil Pesto

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I had a basil plant. I bought it for a friend who wished for one. The plant sat at the kitchen window waiting for me to give it to her or for her to come and claim it. In the meantime, it was being well taken care of. Sitting in the shade, enjoying it’s share of water and light and happily photosynthesising and keeping itself green and alive. Up until early December.

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Peanut Butter and Why You Should Make Your Own

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Still skeptical about homemade nut butters?
Here’s another one to try.
The first time I tried peanut butter, I bought a common brand jar. The content was firm like soft cheese and can be scooped, actually cut leaving the spoon clean. I tried it and was not impressed at all. A thick fatty and salty mixture with a very unpleasant taste.
Tasting other brands in giving it another chance got me hooked. But looking at the ingredients, I got concerned. Yes, I read the label. And you should too.
I snapped a few photos of the ingredients of peanut butter jars available at a supermarket. See for yourself.
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Breakfast Sandwiches Part I

How many times have you heard breakfast is the most important meal?

Don’t start counting. We all have. Countless times.

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You will not appreciate a good breakfast until you’ve had one. I’m not talking about those breakfast buffet where I go and fill my tummy until I can barely move and be able to skip lunch. I’m talking about a breakfast you make and eat at home before going to work that will keep you full, or at least managing, until lunch time. I’m starting to discover some.
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