By now, my dietitian will probably ban me from ever stepping foot at their premises & I made my peace with it. My line of business and dieting don’t go along together so i have 40 days to eat whatever it is i want and gain as much weight as I want and no one is allowed to comment about it. Wohoo!
I’m hoping that I feel guilty soon but no, guilt and I don’t get along too well either and I find it funny! I’m having guilt free fun eating sinful dishes :D
Anyways, back to my latest sinful dish:
Vanilla ice cream on top of rice flakes layer (use any available cereal), topped with bacon bits, maple syrup and more bacon bits!
If you’re not a fan of bacon, substitute it with rock salt bit it’s a MUST TRY!
I can’t believe that ProjectX finale is today. Last weekend was super fun! I got to meet lots of foodie bloggers, see them in action and learn from them.
It was just a thought that we came up with back in March I think and now we’re almost done and el7imdellah everyone is happy about it :)
It wouldn’t have been a success without our fellow bloggers and the spirit they brought to chef boutique, the awesome judges who have committed to being there all three days of the competition as well as put on all the extra hours before the competition making up rules and choosing special ingredients, Salma Alyaseen and Tareq Alaskar; the filming heroes! They’ve transformed projectX from a simple cooking competition, to a real show! and last but not least, all the awesome sponsors who have made ProjectX a reality
I loved every bit of it! My favorite parts were the following:
- The look on the contestants faces when they saw the secret ingredient. One word: PRICELESS! I have to snap pictures tomorrow!
- Judges reactions to Danderma’s salad. I still smile every time I remember their faces :) The salad looked AWESOME by the way
- How the bloggers built their dishes. Walking around and listening to them talking to their partners and discussing how they’re going to cook their dishes is my favorite part of the whole competition. I LOVE it when people invent recipes :D
- Judges cooking during the competition :) I’m glad everyone had fun
That’s only part of it :). If you want to tune in during the finale tomorrow, make sure you check out the following hashtag on twitter and instagram:
Looking forward to seeing what the contestants might come up with tomorrow :)
I wrote a really long post about achieving goals and dreams and never giving up on them because it’s the only way you’ll ever fail.
The irony: right before hitting send, i accidentally deleted it and posted this word instead: Mise en place
With that note: If you have something in mind, do everything you can to achieve it and always plan every step you’ll ever take. You’ll need plan a,b, and all the way to Z. Never leave room for failure and chances.
Chances are: you won’t get it from the first trial, but believe me, it’s all for the best and once you get it, you’ll be even more prepared to fight the battle to keep it and achieve greatness.
When we pray “estikhara” we ask for guidance, and for god to show us the right path for us and also ask for satisfaction. And I just realized that, have I taken the opportunities I got in the past years, I wouldn’t have been able to be who I am today and wouldn’t have been able to actually achieve my goals :)
So, stay positive, be prepared, and work hard for your dreams. It will all pay off eventually.
Glutinous black rice is great for puddings. It’s loaded with antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin E and B and also known to reduce inflammation.
I’m going to rinse and soak it for around 6 hours, then cook it till it’s soft and gooey, then I’ll be making homemade coconut milk which I’ll mix with the rice and sweeten it with alphonso mango since it’s in season now :)
Wish me luck! I’ll update you with results as soon as I’m done with it.
To make homemade coconut milk you only need shredded fresh coconut and water :) soak the coconut with water and use a cloth to strain the milk. That’s it! Geant can shred the coconut for you if you don’t feel like it.
I’m in love with my new tea set from Tea Leaf shop at Tala Center. Apart from their absolutely adorable tea sets, they have an amazing tea collection! Everything is wonderful and I tried almost everything they have. You can’t find anything fresher than the teas they’re selling!
Found the place by coincidence, went inside and was greeted by the wonderful ladies and they introduced me to the authentic way of having tea and I just fell in LOVE
That’s their green tea that I got for myself. They also have matcha green tea which I adore.
That’s their tea station. Just LOVED IT. You have to go there and try it :)
I also tried rice tea! Tastes fresh and nutty and it’s a lot different than anything I ever tried. Loved it as well!
That’s some of the organic products they have. I loved the soy nuggets which is a meat replacement and I also got quinoa for mom. She loves them.
They also have green tea based beauty products that you must try. Their hand cream gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave any residue which is exactly what I was looking for :)
I’m going there again this week to get their white tea and more green tea.
Tea Leaf is Located at Tala center in salmiya, next to layla gallery.
While making mochi; a glutinous rice cake dessert, I discovered a new dessert by coincidence :D it will appeal to all nutella lovers. I can’t have enough of it!
All you need to do it get a tray and line it with wax paper. Get your teaspoon and scoop out one teaspoon at a time. Make sure you use two spoons. One to scoop out nutella from the jar and one to get the nutella out of the first spoon and into the tray. Freeze them overnight and enjoy eating those sinful bites.
Every time I crave something sugary, I take out one of them and just enjoy it till it completely melts :D nothing can beat that! Nutella bites that last longer, with the same intense flavor.