Beyond the food

Blogging journey

  • Top 10 posts of 2017 Stats reveal all

    When I reviewed the stats for the  Top 10 posts of 2017, I was pleasantly surprised at the posts that are most popular. Organic traffic has been growing steadily over the past year, so it seems the ...

  • My blog niche

      What is my blog niche... if you asked me this a week ago I would have been a bit undecided on how to answer, except to say it's about halaal food, travel and a few tips and tricks that I learned ...

  • Food Blogger Connect – London

      In November or December 2014, when I was still struggling to set up the website for the blog, I came across an article about Food Blogger Connect - London to be held in September 2015. Food blogger ...

  • The Premio Dardos Award

      I was having breakfast on Saturday morning, when I first saw a Facebook notification that a link had been posted to the Tantalise My Taste Buds facebook page congratulating me on being nominated ...

  • Inspiration and motivation

  • Challenge yourself to cook and eat healthy for 30 days

      After another day of family bonding and eating out during my last weekend in Cape Town during my recent vacation, three of us decided that we would set ourselves a healthy eating challenge for a ...

  • Eat Healthy and Beat Diabetes

      A new month has dawned and a new challenge has presented itself, and it is one that is close to my heart. Both my parents (may ALLAH have mercy on their souls and reunite us with them in the highest ...

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

      During my childhood cancer was not something people I knew died of; it was not even a disease that was prevalent as it is today, and was mentioned only in very rare whispers amongst the adults. ...

  • World Food Day

      World Food Day on October 16, coincides with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. This year will mark the 35th year ...

  • Musings and memories

  • The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman

    The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman is that very often, despite our conservative lifestyles and religious observance, we have no other option. Although solo women travellers are no longer ...

  • Cape Malay Eid

    I have been reminiscing about how we spent a typical Cape Malay Eid during my childhood when my parents were alive. Eid has not been the same since my parents passed, and we are slowly making new family ...

  • Ramadhan

    Ramadhan is a sacred month of fasting observed by Muslims the world over. It is a period of increased religious devotion and deep spiritual reflection and contemplation; of self-restraint and self-control ...

  • Eid al Fitr – Cape Town

      It has taken me the longest time to write this post and I am finally doing it to the sound of the rain beating down mercilessly on a frigid winter's night in Cape Town. When I decided a few months ...

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