Saudi Style Basboosa Cake

This recipe was inspired by a recipe for Saudi parent who shared her basboosa recipe. I personally dislike basboosa, it gives me heart-burn (I think it’s the insane amount of sugar, but I could be wrong). My kids love basboosa, so I thought I’d make some. I didn’t have all the ingredients the recipe called for, and I wanted to experiment with combining some more … Continue reading Saudi Style Basboosa Cake

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

Arabic/Turkish Coffee

As I mentioned before here, I have a love-hate relationship with what Libyans call Arabic coffee, and the rest of the world calls Turkish coffee. In North America I found that Arabic coffee is usually used to refer to Saudi coffee, which is very light (it looks like light green tea, and has a lot of cardamom in it). I actually love the taste of … Continue reading Arabic/Turkish Coffee

Keto Waffles

I’ve tried a variety of recipes found online for keto waffles. My family loves homemade waffles, but I’ve been struggling to find a recipe that was keto friendly and easy, quick, and delicious. Finally, I combined all the successes and failures in my waffle-making experience, and came up with this no fail recipe that you can enjoy with your family and friends, on a keto … Continue reading Keto Waffles

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

Birchermuesli

I was asked a while back to write a post about one of the traditional dishes of Switzerland: birchermuesli. It’s taken me a while, but finally, here it is. Birchermuesli is a very simple, yet nutritious dish that is very often eaten as a light yet complete meal (either for breakfast, lunch, or supper), especially in warm summer days. Once prepared you can refrigerate it … Continue reading Birchermuesli