Healthy Light Cheesecake.


Hello everybody.

Got a cute bag of Sativa raw sugar from my husband’s cousin last week so I thought I’d do a nice healthy dessert with it.

After some research I tried this mix, the lightest I could make though a small pack of cream was a must to give some richness and a bit of strawberry sauce on top to add some sweetness.

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Ingredients and method :
* for the crust :
* 1/2 cup finely crushed almonds.
* 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or hazelnuts.
* 1 tablespoon honey.
* 1 tablespoon low fat butter.
*  Mix all ingredients till crumbly then press into a cheesecake pan or small pots.


Cheesecake mix:
* 1/2 pack of light cream cheese.
* half cup yogurt.
* half cup Sativa raw sugar.
* two tablespoons labaneh.
* one pack cream.
* one tablespoon lemon juice.
* Beat all ingredients together till  soft and creamy then add on top of crust.

* Refrigerate overnight then top with strawberry syrup or fresh berries.

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Banoffee and Rice Pudding.


Hello everybody.

Though not listed on my menu but I made these two desserts for a friend having a gathering tomorrow evening.

She requested Banoffee in small cups and the rice pudding in a large serving dish.

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All looked lovely 👍






These were ordered as well, cheesecake cups.



ٍStrawberry Cake.


Hello everybody.

Invited to another breakfast at my cousin today,very busy eventful week right?

Just this morning I decided to do this cake to take with me, my friend’s famous recipe ( Suhaila’s cake I call it) usually done with cherries but strawberries will do .

Very delicious as usual ,all gone in minutes.


Ingredients and method:

* 5 eggs separated.

* 2 coffee cups (small like espresso cups) (فنجان قهوه ) vegetable oil.

* 4 small cups sugar.

* 5 small cups flour.

* juice and zest of a lemon.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* pinch of salt.

* cherries or strawberries sliced.

* beat egg yolks,oil,2 cups of sugar,lemon zest and juice,baking powder and flour together very well, batter will be a bit thick in texture,

* beat egg whites,remaining 2 cups of sugar and vanilla very well till frothy and creamy.

* fold in batter into egg white mixture and mix well but not hard.

* pour mixture in greased oven pan,then arrange pitted cherries on top.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-15 minutes then lower heat to minimum till top is golden.

* cool then add icing sugar as decoration on top.

Enjoy and thank you dear Suhaila for this amazing cake recipe.



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Doughnuts 💝



Hello again.

Been craving homemade doughnuts for a while but not in the mood for frying or honestly no need for extra calories these days.

But today I thought what the heck, never keep something nagging at the back of your head, so I took out this very old recipe that might be my grandma’s by the way and made them, small amount but worth it.

Ingredients and method :
* 1/2 cup warm water.
* 1 tsp instant yeast.
* 2 tablespoons sugar.
* 3/4 cup warm milk.
* 1 tablespoon butter.
* 1 large egg.
* pinch of salt.
* 2 1/2- 3 cups flour.

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* mix water, yeast, sugar, milk together till a bit frothy then add rest of ingredients.
* knead well for 5 minutes then leave to rest and rise for 1 hour.
* flour your kitchen surface well then roll the dough  somewhat thick
* using the cutter size you like cut the dough to circles then punch them in the middle with a smaller size cutter.
* leave to rise again then deep fry in well heated oil.
* decorate with anything you prefer, glaze, chocolate, strawberry syrup or simply caster sugar and cinnamon.

A bit extra work but worth every bite.


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Light No Bake Fruit Cheesecake.

Hello everybody.

It’s Summer time, fruits of various kinds and colors are abundant everywhere, this morning I got some fresh from the farm peaches on my way back from the lovely town Fuheis where we had a nice breakfast.

Back home I decided to try this dessert, kind of my own invention, small cups of no bake cheesecake with fruits on top,so yummy and light great in this hot weather.

Ingredients and method :

# crust :
# 1/2 pack of plain biscuits.
# 2 tablespoons oats.
#2 tablespoons coconut.
# 1 big tablespoon butter.
# 1 tsp jam.

Mix all these together till crumbly.

# cheese layer :
# 1 pack cream cheese.
# 1 pack cream ( قشطه)
# 1/2 cup caster sugar.
# 1 tablespoon butter.
# 2 tablespoons labaneh.

Mix all ingredients together till creamy.

# put some crust in small bowls or cups.
# add cheese filling.
# top with any fruits you like.
# keep in fridge for couple of hours then serve.

Oh and lunch was regular kofta with vegetables and a big salad.

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Try it,really good you won’t regret.

Turmeric Smoothie and Eggplant Pasta.

Hello everybody.

Was reading an article the other day about how much turmeric is beneficial to humans health, immunity booster, anticancer, metabolism inhacer and much much more and because I don’t use it much thought I’ll add it to a recipe so nobody can notice it,not a favorable spice in my house.

Found this lovely fresh smoothie recipe, blend all together mango, orange juice, pineapple or strawberries with a teaspoon of turmeric and a bit of cinnamon, really refreshing and delicious.

Lunch was a old recipe is have,eggplant with pasta in a mold.You fry eggplants and cook pasta with tomatoes, meat and red sauce then arrange eggplants alongside of a cake mold, pour pasta in between and bake till all holds on together. Result wasn’t that perfect maybe it needed some time to cool down before I flip it or more baking, but taste was great and rich.


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Big Happy Lunch

Hello everybody.
Big family gathering, happy lively and full of love and old memories.

Mom made roasted lamb, I did my famous rice ( chicken, veggies with curry rice), spinach cheese pastries and mini pavlovas which turned out really cute.

Love you all, always a pleasure to meet.


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Canelloni with Spinach and Pavlova.

Hello everybody.
It’s always a pleasure to cook a pasta dish, last night’s Italian aromas are still lingering in my mouth so I decided to cook cannelloni today.

Did it as my friend once told me,tomatoes in the bottom not on top of stuffed pasta, really yummy.

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Dessert was another pavlova cause first time it was eaten quickly and we had guests so my kids ate only the leftover crumbles, love this dessert so easy to do and really good looking, seriously it’s very elegant.



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Cannelloni recipe:

Ingredients and method:
*1 pack cannelloni.
* 1 can chopped tomatoes.
* 1 spring onion or leek.
* 2 big ripe red tomatoes.
For cannelloni filling:
* 2 chopped chicken breasts.
* 1 cup spinach.
* 2-3 cups thick white sauce ( 2 big spoons butter,  2 big spoons flour, 2-3 cups milk.)
* cube of white or fetta or ricotta cheese.
* some grated parmesan.
* mozzarella or kashkaval chesse for topping.

* start by making the filling cause it must cool before you use it.
* sautee chicken pieces with some oil.add salt and pepper till golden.
* make the white sauce by adding flour to heated butter, stir well till golden then add milk slowly and whisking at the same time.take care cause it may clott , if so use electric whisker to make it creamy.
* add spinach and chicken, cheeses then season to taste.
* keep uncovered to cool.
* make the tomato sauce by frying chopped onions, adding tomatoes (2 kinds) and salt, pepper, chilli, paprika as you like.
* leave for 15-20 to cook.
* stuff cannellonis with filling with a small spoon or as I do….wear a disposable glove and stuff..much more quicker:)
* arrange over tomatoes then put them covered in a medium heated oven 45-50 minutes.
* note: I actually added a bit of water on top  during baking cause I felt pasta is drying.
* sprinkle with cheese and roast till it melts.



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