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Sup up your sandwich 5 – Boursin cheese,spinach and strawberry


Many of you find no time to cook dinner after long days at work, with kids or simply not fan of cooking. Sandwiches come to rescue the situation and satisfy your cravings; You can sup up any simple sandwich to become a consistent delicious meal. Not just that, it’s a pleasure to the eye also with all these colors blend.

Today’s sandwich in the makeover series, could serve you for breakfast as well; it is packed with nutrients and rich in compounds such as fibers (spinach), omega 3 fats (walnut), antioxidants (olive oil) and vitamins.


Did you know that the anthocyanin in the strawberry boost the short term memory by 100% in eight weeks? I think i will be hooked on strawberries for the next eight weeks!

To make this super sandwich you will need:

  • Viennoise bread, or any type you favor
  • Boursin cheese (nature)
  • handful spinach baby leaves (6-7)
  • green leaf lettuce (2-3)
  • 4-5 walnuts
  • 2-3 strawberry sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Olive oil supplementation was found to positively affect the thickness of bones. It helps in the absorption of calcium in your body. I love how we Lebanese, and specifically our moms, do things by nature, like adding olive oil to a Labneh sandwich without having this knowledge. And many others examples that makes me feel proud of our healthy cuisine… Back to our sandwich, drizzling the olive oil on your Boursin cheese will help you benefit from the calcium in it and add a delicious taste.



If you are not fan of Boursin cheese, try it with goat or cottage cheese, they can both give you this pleasure! You will love this flavorful and fresh sandwich.

If you like the idea of the sandwich makeovers, stay tuned for the next post with another delicious, quick and healthy choice.

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homemade fresh strawberry popsicles – popsicoholic part 1

strawberry popsicles

Cool off doha heat! A healthy refreshing homemade dessert! Suitable for kids! 100% natural! Low in calories!…. and i can keep listing many other reasons… Just to say there’s always an excuse to have a popsicle in my mind, am a big fan of popsicles!

Doha summer is already here and the temperature is getting higher and higher to the 40°C and above. Nothing will refresh you like a fruity popsicle.

I would like to share with you my recipes for fresh fruits popsicles and give a piece of my happiness to popsicoholic people like me 🙂

Popsicoholic part1: strawberry flavor

homemade fresh strawberry popsicles

For these delicious popsicles you need to:

  • In a food processor puree one cup of fresh strawberries with 1 tbsp of sugar.
  • whisk 1 cup of yogurt and 2 tbsp of sugar

Pour in a mold, alternating between the strawberry puree and the yogurt, make about 3-4 layers. With a skewer or thin-bladed knife, swirl mixtures together in an up-and-down motion. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid.

homemade fresh strawberry popsicles

You should get 5 to 6 popsicles depending on your mold size. You can freeze up to one week, (but i doubt if they will last more than couple of hours).

To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released. Enjoy!

homemade fresh strawberry popsicles



How to add fresh fruits to your green salad – 4 succulent combinations

fruit in saladIntroducing a fresh fruit to your simple leafy salad transforms it to a delicious and non ordinary dish.

Pomegranates, apples, oranges or strawberries pair well with cheese and nuts. Add any type of fruit you like, a handful nut of your choice or cheese and expect an interesting sweetness, that will go beautifully with the crunchiness of the vegetables.

it’s not just the delicious taste that will invite you to dig in but also the beautiful colors.

Here are 4 of my favorite salads that I prepare frequently:

Goat cheese and pomegranate salad

goat cheese pomegranate

  • Mix greens (rucola, frisée, boston)
  • Goat cheese
  • Pomegranate
  • Walnut

Apple chevrette salad

apple chevrette

  • Lettuce
  • Red apple
  • Chevrette cheese
  • Walnut

Goat cheese and strawberries salad

goat cheese and strawberries

  • Mix greens (rucola, frisée, red romain)
  • Goat cheese
  • Strawberry
  • Walnut

Tangy crab salad

tangy crab salad

  • Iceberg and romaine lettuce
  • Shredded crab
  • Avocado
  • orange
  • grapefruit

These pretty salads could be served with balsamic or lemon mayo.

It’s a pleasure to the palate and the eye. Enjoy!





spectacular chocolate cake with red fruits

spectacular chocolate cake with red fruits  1

Today is a happy day! My parents are coming to doha to spend easter holiday. I am so excited! I want everything to be perfect and have a warm welcome.

What’s better than this spectacular chocolate cake with these sexy red fruits and dark chocolate ganache!

It’s a heavenly delicious cake, and i want to share with you the simple recipe and how to decorate step by step.

First to bake the cake, we need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11/2 tsps of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 tbsps of instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 eggs

In a large bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the sugar and mix well with the dry ingredients.

Make a well in the center and add the milk, oil, vanilla essence and beaten eggs and mix. Finally add the hot coffee melted in the cup of hot water and mix.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pans and bake in the middle rack of the oven (180ºC) for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Start checking from 35 mins onwards.

chocolate cake

Cool for 30 mins before inverting onto a wire rack.

Meantime lets prepare the ganache:

  • 450g dark chocolate
  • 2 cups of heavy cream

The chocolate must first be chopped into small pieces so that it will melt evenly.

chopped chocolate

Put chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Bring 2 cups of cream just to a boil over medium-high heat or put for 3 mins in microwave; pour over chocolate. Let stand 10 minutes.

choc in heavy cream

Stir the mixture very gently, incorporating the cream steadily, without overworking. The mixture should begin to appear glossy.


Make sure the cake is completely cool.

ganache ready

Pour ganache over cake

ganache on cake 2

chocolate cakeIt already started to look fabulous!!

Wash and dry the red fruits and spread them evenly on ganache on top of the cake

spread evenly red fruits

Sprinkle icing sugar over

sugar sprinkle

That’s what i call a pleasure for the eye!

spectacular cake 2

Now my cake is ready to welcome my dearest parents. Can’t wait 🙂

spectacular cake 3