Author: Nadia Michael

Lamb Biryani with the Instant Pot
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Lamb Biryani with the Instant Pot

Be it a special occasion or a Friday family lunch, biryani has the ability to make every meal a celebration. The beautiful combination of spices and flavors has made it an epitome of Desi cooking! A dish cooked in almost every Indian household; it is a treat that is hard to beat! But sometimes, I can be a bit tricky and time consuming to prepare. The Instant Pot...

Pasta with cherry tomatoes and a hazelnut crumb
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Pasta with cherry tomatoes and a hazelnut crumb

Juicy sweet cherry tomatoes that burst open in warm French butter, creating a luxuriously silky sauce that comes together in minutes. This recipe was created as part of a cook off challenge with a fellow food blogger to highlight European butter. This dish can be prepared in under 30 minutes and is great for a family dinner.

GRILLED PRAWNS WITH A SPICY BUTTER SAUCE
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GRILLED PRAWNS WITH A SPICY BUTTER SAUCE

Just 15 minutes to prepare a restaurant quality dish. These prawns with a spicy garlicy butter sauce is super easy to make and is perfect for any occasion.  Check out the recipe below.  Recipe (Serves 4 to 6) Ingredients 8 to 12 fresh king size prawns (deveined) 150 grams unsalted butter 1 tbsp of olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 5 red Thai chilies,...

Taiwan – Asia’s best kept travel secret
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Taiwan – Asia’s best kept travel secret

I’ve done a fair bit of travel to several countries in Asia and each one is charming in its own unique way, my most recent one being to Taiwan.  To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect and Taiwan was a complete surprise… and a totally fantastic one at that. Located in the South...

Five Favorite Casual Dining Restaurants
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Five Favorite Casual Dining Restaurants

The food scene in Dubai is pretty remarkable! You could probably eat at a different restaurant every day of the year and not repeat a place. With such a wide variety of cuisines to choose from, there is something to suit everyone’s palate. I often get asked for recommendations on places that not only serve...

Staying Grounded
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Staying Grounded

I love coffee; I love coffee shops even more. So if you walk a mile in my shoes, it won’t be too much of a surprise if you find yourself at a cozy bistro. It is pretty amazing how the specialty coffee scene in Dubai has grown so much over the last couple of years....