Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Pomegranates

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How many of you are into superfoods?

How many of you look up superfood recipes online dreaming of getting all this goodness and instantly becoming “healthy” after swiping that credit card to fill your trunk?

It’s not like that darling.
Having a cupboard full of chia seeds, flaxseeds, oats, maple syrup, agave, olive oil, quinoa, and kale doesn’t turn you into a fitness guru and doesn’t make you healthier.
We can see the rings around your belly; Your donut.

I see you storing those in the kitchen and lashing out on a jar of that hazelnut spread crap you all like. Oh yes I did! Sue me!!!

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Meghlé (Spiced Levantine Pudding) and The Birth of More New Members

In case you didn’t know, we had a recent delivery at the family of 6 new members. It’s Olly, guys, Olly the cat. She gave birth to SIX CUTE KITTENS last Sunday giving us a shock for the number of kitten she had been carrying. Never a dull moment passed for Olly. She climbed the screen door, jumped on the street, played, went crazy and all sort of things a young cat would do. BUT SHE HAD SIX KITTENS GROWING INSIDE HER!!!

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Olly is now at home, taking care of her furry cute little things. She looks so tiny. We still can’t believe that it happened. Continue reading

Mhallabiyeh – Traditional Milk Pudding


Some time ago, a new face on the blog’s comments (actually I haven’t seen her face) suggested a recipe she was making. I got excited, connected with Lara and we followed each other on twitter. She was making a traditional milk pudding – Mhallabiyeh – flavored with rose and orange blossom water and topped with coarsely ground pistachios.

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Test your kitchen skills: Mississippi Mud Pie

This has been lurking in my folders for almost a year now. I kept postponing it waiting for the right time. I’m still not sure it’s the right time, you know, you’ve probably eaten a little too much cookies and cakes during the holidays, but this recipe is a killer and MUST be shared regardless.
Mississippi Mud Pie_cookin5m2 coverWhat do I mean you heard I was threatened by 3 nutritionists I should post this ASAP? Of course not…
Oups. I shouldn’t have said that.
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