January Goal Check-In: I’m a believer

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Good morning friends! If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that I always do a monthly check-in on the goals I’ve set out to achieve for the month. (They look a bit like this and this.) January was a little difference, since I only declared my 2012 goals, rather than a set of… Read More…

Food from Home: Vegetable Biryani

Welcome to part 3 of my Food From Home series! If you’re catching up, be sure to check out previous posts… Part 1: Why I moved to the Middle East and Tabbouleh Part 2: All about shawarmas, and my favourite, Chicken Shawarmas One of the most common questions I get asked about living in Bahrain… Read More…

Thursday notes… and some exciting news!

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Lately… I can’t seem to get enough cottage cheese. I absolutely hated cottage cheese as a kid. Well actually, to be honest, I don’t think I ever tried it. This was because I was so repulsed by the fact that something thin like milk had clumps in it that looked nothing like cheese I was… Read More…

Recap: Try Something New Tuesday 92

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Good morning friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. Thanks for all of your great comments on yesterday’s Food from Home post. It’s so interesting to hear about the cultural dishes you and your families enjoy. I’ve got a great lineup of new things to tell you about from this week’s Try… Read More…

Food from Home: Shawarmas!

Welcome to part II of my Food from Home series! If you missed Part I about Tabbouleh and how I ended up moving to the Middle East in the first place, check if out, then come back to read some more! Today I’ve got a recipe for a dish that you’re probably already very familiar… Read More…

Recap: Try Something New Tuesday 91

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Good morning friends! How are you today? I’ll start off by saying thank you SO much for all of your comments on yesterday’s post on portion control. To be honest, I was a little worried that there might be some controversy about my point of view, but you guys had some great points to add… Read More…

Reader’s Request: Portion Control

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One of the common email topics I’ve noticed in the reader emails I get is portion control, and rather than continuing to respond individually (which I’m still very happy to do), I thought it might be beneficial to write a post about it. Hi Angela, I follow a clean diet and work out about 5x… Read More…

Fit Bit Friday 26

Hey there! How are you doing on this fabulous Friday morning? I don’t know if you’ve had a long week, but working for 5 days feels like an eternity after having been on holiday! I’ve got a busy (and fun!) weekend coming up, but before we start thinking about the weekend, I’ve got your weekly… Read More…

In between pasta and pizzas

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One thing that I learned about Italians in Milan was that they tend to eat very, very large meals in one sitting. For example, the Christmas Day dinner that we enjoyed included aperitivo (pre-meal drinks), antipasto (appetizers), primi piatti (first dishes), secondi piatti (second dishes), and dessert. The primi piatti and secondi piatti all contained… Read More…