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

  • UN Refugee Agency Ramadan Appeal

    In the second week of Ramadhan I received an email titled 'The UN Refugee Agency Ramadan Appeal', from a fellow South African blogger whose PR agency is working on the Ramadan appeal. I had not read more ...

  • 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. ...

  • Musings and memories

  • The way we were – Traditions

    Ramadhan, Eid, Easter and Christmas; there are many shared traditions and customs that exist in the communities of the Cape Flats despite diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Easter and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Local flavour and the tastes of home

      I arrived in Cape Town on 8 January 2016 for a two week visit with my family. I looked forward to experiencing the local flavor and tastes of home. The weather during this time was hot and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wellness

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – My journey into the light

    It has been more than ten years, but I still remember every single day leading up to my diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and every day since. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease in which ...

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