Keto Spice Eid Cookies (Zimtsterne)

I’m baking for Eid, and although all of the sweets I have traditionally made aren’t keto friendly, I chose to try my hand at this time-old Swiss recipe for Christmas cookies, perhaps my favorite among all cookies, and give it a slight twist to make it Keto friendly. The version I offer here is keto-friendly, if you’re interested in the traditional, not so keto version, … Continue reading Keto Spice Eid Cookies (Zimtsterne)

My favorite Keto buns yet

So I’ve been on Keto for about 6 months, lost 15 Kg (that’s about 33 lbs for the Americans among you), and although my family is still hesitating, they’ve come around to liking some of my breads, and occasionally sneak a bun, crisp, slice, or pancake from my tray! They might join me eventually, but I’m not stressing about it. I cook lots of veggies … Continue reading My favorite Keto buns yet

White Coffee

I’m a coffee enthusiast. But sometimes I like to have something different. While in Libya I discovered what in Tripoli is called “Gahwa byadha” or white coffee. It’s actually not coffee at all, it’s 100% caffeine free, but it’s warm, and for people who don’t like coffee, or just want something different once in a while, it’s a nice substitute. If it’s caffeine free and … Continue reading White Coffee

Chai Masala

Indian tea, as I mentioned before (Chai), is called Chai, if you add spices to it (making it what we commonly call Chai) it becomes Chai Masala (literally spiced tea). Here I use this term to differentiate it from the water-based Chai for which I gave you the recipe linked above. In today’s tea recipe, I am combining Afghani Chai with Chai Masala, as the … Continue reading Chai Masala

Make your own Chai (Tea)

First off, let me get something off my chest, Chai means Tea, so saying Chai Tea is quite redundant. Why not just call it Chai? I’m pretty sure everyone knows what you mean. Chai is a spicy delicious combination of spices and tea leaves. I must admit that most store-bought and streamlined coffee-shop versions of Chai aren’t to my liking. It’s the black tea… I … Continue reading Make your own Chai (Tea)