If you’re looking for a quick and delicious treat for Valentine’s then look no further.
I got you covered!
Yesterday I tried the Pound Cake Mix from Domo Lebanon. It took 5 minutes to prepare and the smell was simply mouthwatering. I just can’t wait for tomorrow to cut it with my loved ones
May all your days be filled with love and happiness!
Love you all…
Numerous young women link their body image to self-esteem. With peer pressure and social influence they often tend to drift with the wave of wanting to look “thin” like models on TV or in magazines in order to feel confident and to have a sense of belonging.
It’s very important for young women to love their body and never compare themselves to others; but above all, they should never link food & dieting to emotions. The purpose of dieting ought to be for a healthy living and not for image.
Know more about this topic by checking my article on The Makeover Website where I give simple smart tips that will help young women eat healthy while enjoying their bodies.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with this site www.makeover.me, but it is a community website created by Kotex Lebanon, sharing lots of interesting and beneficial topics, tips, and more about menstruation, health, healthy eating, beauty, relationships & fashion. The website also contains a movie guide to the latest movies in town.
What’s even more interesting¬ is that they have a mobile application. So you can have all this content at hand at any time. You can download it from the App Store or via Google Play.
When you check out the article, let me know what you think
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December is here and it’s the time of year to enjoy the season’s best delights! Yet, it’s also that time of year when we all indulge in some extra calories and gain weight.
So I thought it would be interesting to share with you a couple of tips that will help you enjoy all the holiday yumminess without the guilt.
I wrote a detailed article about this topic on “The Make Over” website! Just click on >> Enjoy the Holidays without the Weight Gain!
I don’t know if you’re familiar with this site www.makeover.me, but it is a community website created by Kotex Lebanon, sharing lots of interesting and beneficial topics, tips and more about the menstrual cycle, health, healthy eating, beauty, relationships & fashion. The website also contains a movie guide to the latest movies in town.
What’s even more interesting is that they have a mobile application. So you can have all this content in hand at any time. You can download it from the App Store or via Google Play. It’s a very fresh and fun app, where you can check:
• Your profile
• Your menstrual calendar
• Ask Kay
• Daily blog posts
• Valuable gifts
• Your achievements
Don’t miss the article! Check it out and let me know what you think!
*Picture Source: Shutterstock.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Did you start your gifts shopping for the season or not yet? Well if you want some incredible and delicious gifts don’t miss the festive season at Le Vendome.
I was invited to the grand opening on Saturday and got the chance to see the atelier and taste the mouthwatering chocolate.
How does it work?
You can prepare “customized” arrangement from all the choices available:
- Chocodome chocolate
- Silver or crystal ornaments
- Decorative items
- Packages includes: plates, wooden boxes, baskets and more
The Festive Market opens between December 6th and January 6th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Here are some pictures from the opening:
Well this recipe can’t get easier!
I tried last week the recipe posted on Al Wadi Al Akhdar Website and it turned excellent! So I went and did another batch yesterday.
I also tried the homemade marzipan recipe at home!I got it from a baking recipe book I’ve bought a couple of years ago.
It was super easy and delicious.
I’ll post how I’ll cover the cake with marzipan and icing soon, as I can’t do it now. I’ve to wait 4 weeks!!!
I got a call last week from my sister-in-law, who happens to be almost 5 months pregnant, asking what type of cheeses are not allowed during pregnancy.
I thought it would be interesting to share this with you!
Cheese products that can lead to food-borne illness are not allowed during pregnancy. The list includes:
- All unpasteurized dairy products (“raw” milk and cheeses)
- Soft cheeses such as brie, Camembert, feta and blue cheese
They can only be consumed if they are clearly “labeled” as being pasteurized or made with pasteurized milk.
You can check the article shared on May Clinic and on the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for more foods that are not allowed during pregnancy.
The picture used in this blog, is taken from >> Eating cheese ‘could turn expectant mothers into CRIMINALS’
Every Christmas my mother prepares what she calls the “Christmas Cake”, as she always used to narrate; it’s an English cake that’s been there for hundreds of years. Prepared weeks ahead and served for guests during the season.
I checked a couple of books and recipe websites maybe I find the secrets of this cake, and here what I found:
o This fruitcake recipe is over 100 years old.
o It’s a rich, dark and a moist fruit cake.
o It requires 2 days to make.
o It requires 3 weeks to ripen; where the cake is moistened with orange juice or rum for almost 3 to 4 weeks. *the rum helps preserve it and ripen it.
o It’s usually decorated with marzipan (almond base) and a thick sugary frosting.
o It’s usually prepared by end of November, but some even prepare it in October.
As interesting as it can be, I found a good recipe on one of the Lebanese Brands “Recipe Section” that I’ll be trying out this year >> Dark Fruit Cake!
I found the picture on BBC Good Foods website, you can check their recipe via this link >> Make & Mature Christmas Cake.
Will let you know how it goes
There is nothing better than old home cooking!
I’ve participated in “Recette de Vie” recipe book, which was launched earlier this month in Lebanon.
I shared two dessert recipes:
1. Charlotte Cake with Fruits
2. Sable with Chocolate and Halawa
Recette de Vie is a Lebanese recipe book with a collection of more than 200 original recipes from the friends and family of Authors Maissa Abou Adal Ghanem and Ghia Khayat Hawari, all of whom share culinary secrets and tasty treats.
… and that’s the best part!!! All proceeds will be distributed to charities that defend the rights of women and children
The book is available in two languages: English and French and can be found at the below bookstores – Lebanon:
• Librairie Stephan, Achrafieh
• Librairie Orientale, Achrafieh
• L’Artisan du Liban, Saifi
• L’Artisan du Liban, Clemenceau
• Sel & Poivre, Sofil
• Librairie Alphabet, Jounieh and
• Librairie Maliks, all point of sales
• Orthopedic and Sport Clinic (OSC), Aantari
• Aziz, Aantari
• Aziz, Zalka
• Les Caves de TAillevent, Jardins de Tabaris, Achrafieh
• AUB museum Shop, bliss street
• Bulthaup store
• The studio, Beit Mery
Maissa and Ghia will be launching the book in “London”; check the link for more details.
Keep up the great work and best of luck to Maissa and Ghia. Show them the support and add this amazing book to your library.
When we were kids, my mom used to prepare layered Charlotte Cake with jello and cream. As time passed by I started searching for varied recipes of Charlotte Cake as I loved “Ladyfingers” including fruits, cheese, cream etc. and so I reached the best, easiest and most delicious Charlotte cake recipe with fruits.
Preparation mode: No Bake Cake
Preparation time: 20 Minutes
Number of people: 15 people
• 850 can Fruit Salad (Chopped Fruits in Juice)
• 400g (4 packets) Ladyfingers
• 250 ml Pineapple Juice
• 1 Sheet Gelatin
• 1 tsp cognac
• 1 L Whipping Cream (liquid)
• 3/4 cup Sugar
• 1 tsp Vanilla
1- The cream: Add the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a mixer and mix until a fluffy cream is formed. Fridge.
2- Drain the fruits from the juice.
3- Take the fruit juice and add to it the pineapple juice in a separate bowel with a teaspoon of cognac
4- Add the gelatine sheet in cold water for few minutes, then microwave until the gelatine melts.
5- Add the gelatine to the juice and mix to homogenize
6- Use a cheesecake pan to prepare the Charlotte Cake
7- Dip the ladyfingers in the juice and stack one after the other on the sides of the pan, then fill in the bottom.
Ie. All the ladyfingers used in the cake are dipped in juice.
8- The add 3 layer of ladyfingers > cream > fruits; until the tip of the sides
9- Fridge for 30 minutes.
10- To prepare the topping: mix ¼ cup jello with 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam and add on the top.
11- Decorate to taste with cream.
12- Fridge for few hours then remove the sides of the cheesecake pan and serve cold.
Personal tips: Add 1 sheet of gelatine to the dipping juice as it will keep the cake together.
This recipe appeared in the book “Recette De Vie”, which was launched to 2014 to support women and children charities.