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Baking tips

  • Baking tips to become a great baker

    Do you feel overwhelmed and panicky when someone asks you to bake anything? Try some or all of these baking tips that I've learnt over the years, to help you become a great baker. Baking is NOT rocket ...

  • Cooking tips

  • How to make authentic Cape Malay bredie

    Cape Malay bredie is a simple slow cooked meat and vegetable stew that is a staple on Capetonian dinner tables during cold wet winters. There are countless variations and each family has their own favorite. ...

  • How to make Caramelised Onions like a Pro

    Caramelised onions are a versatile condiment or addition to savory dishes and add a deep flavour and subtle sweetness. It is easy to make although it requires time and patience for the best result. ...

  • Pantry Staples

      Pantry staples are essential for home cooks like myself, who between long days at work and peak hour traffic, are not inclined to spend hours at the stove on time consuming or complicated week ...

  • General Tips

  • 7 Tips to reduce food waste

    World Food Day was a timely reminder that not everyone in the world has a balanced meal every day and that at least one in nine people go to sleep hungry at night. Living in Dubai with all it's visible ...

  • Travel tips

  • 5 Top destinations for Muslim solo female travelers

    Muslim solo female travelers have traditionally been far and few between, and for religious and cultural reasons we are often considered to be the least likely demographic to engage in solo travel. Over ...

  • Pros and Cons of Expat life in Dubai

    When I received an email from an acquaintance who needed a change of scenery and considered Dubai as a possibility, I realized that it would help her weigh her options if she knew the Pros and Cons of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Top Travel Tips for any traveller

    I have been travelling to local and international destinations since my childhood, first with my family and more recently, as a solo traveller. It was on my trip to Italy when the lift didn't work and ...

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