What I wish I knew when I was 20

What I wish I knew when I was 20

The dilemma of never fully conforming. A couple of years ago I wrote a piece about society’s need to ensure that everyone is conforming to two very thin lines, one on the conservative side and another on the liberal, you even stand between them and you deemed an outsider. We, all of us not just ..

Banana Bread with Cinnamon Tahini Frosting

Banana Bread with Cinnamon Tahini Frosting

Time for some vegan heaven. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a healthy –yet sinful– treat. The recipe for the banana bread dough is yet again inspired by Mminimalist Baker. Dana’s original recipe is gluten free, so hop over to her side if you prefer that. Let’s talk about the cinnamon tahini frosting (yes, it ..

Why We Love Coconut Oil

Why We Love Coconut Oil

Not all coconut oils are created equal. There is a difference between refined coconut oil which is oil that has been bleached and deodorized, fractioned coconut oil which was processed to remain liquid through the year, and virgin unrefined 100% raw coconut oil. One of the leading quality products currently available on Egyptian shelves is Divine Coconut. It ..

Dairy Free, Low Fat Chocolate Spread

Dairy Free, Low Fat Chocolate Spread

Most delicious vegan chocolate spreads tend to be high in fat, while mostly composed of good fats, they are still heavy for daily consumption. That’s where this recipe comes in, it is light, healthy, dairy free and chocolaty. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa. 250g dates. 1/3 cup warm filtered water. 2 tbsp cacao powder (add more ..

Everything You Need to Know about Egypt’s First Vegan Cookbook!

Everything You Need to Know about Egypt’s First Vegan Cookbook!

For every vegan or vegetarian the struggle of molding foreign recipes to fit local supermarkets is real, and the abundance of plant based cookbooks is of little use to the residence of Egypt; the moment a recipe calls for “vegan margarine” the entire book might as well be in Amharic. Yasmine Nazmy, Founder of The ..

How to Ditch Superficial Resolutions and Invest in Yourself

How to Ditch Superficial Resolutions and Invest in Yourself

So 2017 is here and like every other year, we feel a propelling energy in the air that asks us to review the past year and collect the lessons and wishes for the year ahead. This year, I went on a Self Exploration Journey at Quinta Do Rajo Residence in Portugal with Shiv Charan Singh ..

Turkish Lentil Soup

Turkish Lentil Soup

We are all used to the regular Egyptian version of lentil soup, but the Turkish version is definitely a must try. Ingredients: 2 carrots. 1 medium onion. 1.5 cups /270 grams lentils. 1 tbsp tomato paste. ½ tsp mint. 3-4 tbsp fresh mint 1 tsp red pepper. 1 tsp red pepper flakes 2 tsp cumin black ..

Dairy Free Avocado Bread Recipe

Dairy Free Avocado Bread Recipe

Hopefully these pictures speak for themselves; it’s one of those food revelations I wish I had discovered earlier in my life.This recipe is a sweet twist on banana bread. You can add more sugar if you want to have more of a cake than a sweet bread, and the other way around, add less sugar ..

Download Now: Think Like a Life Coach

Download Now: Think Like a Life Coach

One thing is apparent our deepest concerns tend to be similar, we secretly ask ourselves the same set of questions about finances, life purpose, love, family, and career. That is one of the main reasons behind launching “Ask the Coach” as a service, not only for getting the questions of those who ask answered, but for ..

Sweet Winter Harvest Bowl

Sweet Winter Harvest Bowl

A recipe designed to warm up our brief cold winters. The beauty of this recipe comes in its ease, the perfect combination of chew and crunch, and above all its favor combination. Makes two servings.   Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa. 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and cubed. 1 cup broccoli florets. 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds. ..