Are you fasting this Lent? What are you forgoing? My friend Paul, a die-hard carnivore, has gone vegan for a month! Can I hear a round of applause please?! By day, Paul Alexander Estorffe is a Senior Communications Manager at The Qode, one of Dubai’s most reputed PR communications houses. In his spare time, he puts on his apron and morphs into an experimental chef. You loved his last recipe post here for Kipper Pate with Drambuie Since then, Paul has created many a masterpiece in his kitchen, and has even scored an entire recipe feature in Khaleej Times!

Today he’s back on The Tezzy Files with a sweet treat… Do try out Paul’s absolutely decadent Vegan Lemon & Banana Cake. Perfect for a sinless Lent!

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Local celebrity Chef Himanshu Saini has quite a few enviably good cooking tips up his sleeves. This dashing young chef is undoubtedly one of the pioneers of Indian molecular gastronomy in our region, and will be showcasing his skills at Taste of Dubai at the Media City Amphitheatre this coming weekend (from 9th to 11th of March).

 

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I have 2 tickets to give away to one lucky winner! Read on to learn how to be in to win. 

Eating is a part of living, but do you live to eat, or eat to live? Much like an engine that gives its optimal performance when given the highest quality of fuel, our bodies and ultimate lifestyles are very intrinsically linked to the type of food we consume.

Today’s recipe is a guest post by the lovely Nichole Lucas, enthusiastic home chef, mother to a doting 7 year-old and editor of nomealnohealth.com

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Nicole loves cooking, and strongly believes in feeding her family the most wholesome dishes she possibly can. Today, she talks about the importance of slow cooking, and shares a very delightful Gluten Free Vegan Crock Pot recipe with us. Do try it out for yourself!

What’s even better than warm, freshly baked cookies? Warm, freshly baked cookies that have been beautifully boxed up just for me by a very talented friend! Agriculturalist turned recipe blogger Fahmim Arif reminisces about the beautifully crumbly, textured Nankhatai, a buttery cookie that is ever so popular in the East Indian state of Assam (India) where we both originate.

Orange Blossom Nankhatai baked, stylized & shot by the lovely Fahmim Arif from mymagicingredient.com

Fahmim discovered orange blossom when she landed here in the UAE, and recreated her favorite cookies with a dash of flavor from her adopted home. Read on for her recipe.

How quickly has this year whizzed past?! I’m missing the festive Christmas feel already. The trees may be coming down soon, but I want to keep the festive vibes alive just a little longer. One of the elements I love about Christmas is the scent of cinnamon.

No, I am not binging on leftover mince pies, got the NY resolutions coming up! Instead, I’ve incorporated cinnamon into my daily breakfast shake thanks to the Dabur Real Activ Honey with Cinnamon. 

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Do you suffer from an incurable sweet-tooth and and always find yourself reaching out for a handful of naughty treats? I have a super quick and easy recipe for you… and its not even close to being naughty!

All you need is dates and coconut, and stored in an airtight container in the fridge, these little treats will last over a month (unless you gobble them up beforehand ofcourse!). Best of all this recipe is gluten-free, made of all-natural ingredients, and is high in fiber. You get the jazz… super healthy, super quick without the hefty price tag to boot!

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