Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is a full service five star luxury family friendly hotel located in the Northern Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

My mother (may Allah have mercy on her soul and grant her the highest paradise) loved the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah, so I decided to spend a long weekend there with my loved ones when they came on their first visit since her passing.

So why do we gush about the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah?

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Rose cupcakes with white chocolate ganache

My recipe for Rose cupcakes with white chocolate ganache was originally developed for a Bloggers Monthly challenge to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the theme was anything pink. You can read my blog post about Breast Cancer Awareness month here.

This recipe for Rose cupcakes with white chocolate ganache celebrates those who are still fighting the good fight and is in remembrance of those who have passed.

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Cranberry, Macadamia and White chocolate cookies

 

These Cranberry, Macadamia and White chocolate cookies are what my cookie dreams are made of. Packed with nuts, fruits and chocolate with merely a smattering of cookie dough gluing it all together.

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Overnight Dairy Free Muesli and Oats

 

I must confess… I would rather lie in for an extra thirty minutes every morning than get up and make breakfast, despite the fact that I love a good breakfast. With my Overnight Dairy Free Muesli and Oats, I managed to exclude many potential sources of inflammation, while having a delicious make ahead breakfast that I can grab and go in the morning.

This Overnight Dairy Free Muesli and Oats combines the creaminess of almond and coconut milk with sweet raisins, raspberries and pomegranate and the crunch of hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds.

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Tricolor quinoa salad with pomegranate, walnuts and feta

 

I must confess that I avoid food fads, or any fads for that matter, like the plague. That includes ‘superfoods’ like quinoa, chia and matcha…

I had cooked and eaten quinoa for the first time a few months ago and to my utter amazement found that I loved it. Subsequent exposure to Peruvian dishes containing quinoa made me realize how versatile it is.

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