Meet the absolutely stunning Rashi Chowdhary. Rashi is a nutritionist by profession. She is absolutely obsessed with good, nutritious food and her passion for teaching people to eat right has led her into creating the decadently good ‘Protein Bakeshop’.
And read on for a recipe for a guilt-free sweet treat!
Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, the iconic Parisian bistro, opened its doors on the very stylish Boulevard, Downtown Dubai on Wednesday 14th January.
Relais roughly translates to a small retreat that you might be stopping over at when on a road trip, and entrecote is the French word for a boned steak cut off the sirloin.
El Chico, the authentic Mexican food chain from Southern United States, opened its third branch in the UAE on Friday 23rd Jan.
El Chico has a branch on JBR, Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, the chain already had a presence in Dalma Mall, and given the high demand for authentic Mexican cuisine, El Chico has now opened its second branch in the capital in the very stylish World Trade Center Mall.
Shahtoosh is the epitome of luxury in the world of shawls. Shahtoosh is Persian for “the king of wools” and has been the prized possession of many a fashionable lady for centuries.
Katherine Lorente is from the Philippines. Her bubbly persona masks her age, and makes her perfect for her daytime role as a receptionist for the Q-Gourmet head office based in Sharjah.
In Katherine I found yet another master chef! Katherine has an innate love for cooking, and has her very own culinary business back home in the Philippines.
Hanan Taha (or rather Dr. Hanan Taha!) and I go back a long time. We used to go to school together, and although we haven’t met since high-school we still keep abreast on each other’s lives via Facebook (thank goodness for social media!).
Hanan is based in Houston, Texas and is a qualified dermatologist. With a friend who works wonders on skincare for a living, I had to steal some beauty tips off her!
In the Middle East, weekends fall on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays, Muslims the world over offer the very special ‘jumma’ prayer, and this is traditionally followed by a lavish lunch with the family.
Biryani, a decadent rice pilaf layered with succulently spiced meat, tends to be a Friday lunch favorite.
My dear friend Sana Wahid makes the most delicious Yakhni Pulao, and has agreed to share her family’s secret recipe with us.
The week of 15th to 21st Jan has been loaded with feasts. This has made Week 3 of #100healthydays quite disastrous!
Here’s my week in images…
Silver Fox is an American chain of fine-dining steakhouses, and the one located on City Walk, Dubai is their very first franchise outside the States.
Silver Fox is a very premium steakhouse. They differentiate themselves by serving USDA prime beef, and this warrants a higher menu pricing. Top that with uber-chic interiors and impeccable service, and expect fine-dining at its very best.
Nischay Kaul has been working in the publications industry for many years now, but I uncovered his secret passion – cooking!
Nischay originates from Kashmir, the very scenic, highly disputed Northern-most part of India. Here Nischay gives us an introduction to Kashmiri cuisine, and how he’s managed to combine his passion for cooking with his career in publications.
…and he’s even shared his most treasured, authentic Kashmiri Rogan Josh recipe with us!