Eggplant and Lentil Bake

Can you believe it’s already Eid Al Adha? It seems like just yesterday we were bidding Ramadan farewell and celebrating Eid Al Fitr! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Eid Al Adha (which translates roughly to “festival of sacrifice…

An Ode to Cairo

The thick fumes of gasoline swirled with the smell of deep-fried food. A wild, boisterous and seemingly endless racket comprised of beeping cars and zooming scooters, the shrill voices of scolding mothers, lofty claims from overzealous salesmen and the…

How-to: Brew your own Kombucha

My name is Nada, and I’m a Kombucha-holic. I kid, of course – but in all seriousness, kombucha is probably one of my favourite beverages of all time. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Kombucha is a fermented drink made from sweet …

Restaurant review: Hakkasan Abu Dhabi

It’s no secret that Asian cuisine is one of my all-time favourites. Having visited the likes of Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Bali over the last five years, my tastebuds have definitely developed a leaning towards oriental flavours which I often …

Vegan Kousa Bechamel

Egyptians have a fine talent of elevating seemingly ho-hum vegetables by incorporating them into truly decadent (and by extension, not-so-healthy) dishes. Case in point, the infamous Kousa Bechamel. First of all, if you’re wondering what on earth…

Vegan Cauliflower Musakhan

Greetings dear readers, and a very warm (albeit slightly belated) Ramadan Mubarak to those of you who observe holy month. Earlier this month, I had the honor of filming an episode with vlogger extraordinaire Khalid Al Ameri on the benefits of a vegan d…

Vegan Cairo Guide

Ah, Cairo. An ever-changing and truly electric city that has taken on so many different forms for me over the years. When I was younger, it was the louder, busier and bustling counterpart to Alexandria (my preferred city) on our annual summer trip to E…