Destination Dubai 2017 | A hands-on workshop and Food Experience

Dubai feels like a second home to me. My parents have lived there since the mid nineties and I have been part of Dubai’s incredible progress since the eighties when we lived in Qatar and often visited the city....more

Middle Eastern Style Buddha Bowl: Giant Couscous, Baked Falafel, Hummus, Spiced Lentils, Pickled Vegetables and Kalettes

If I was to describe some of my favorite foods and dishes I would say whatever one can pile into a bowl and mix together to savor all the flavors. Not only of each individual ingredient, but also as each item intermingles with the other there are a range of flavor explosions! That is.. ....more

Chamomile and Saffron Crème Caramel

As a child of the 80s, the crème caramel was the epitome of all desserts for me. As a daughter of an hotelier I spent a lot of the 80s giving into the gentle jiggling charm of this dessert. Somewhere into the 90s the dessert disappeared from its pedestal of fame ....more

Cardamom And Orange Infused Quarkbällchen / Doughnuts

The last couple of weeks I’ve had my head down (mostly) and have been trying to get a lot of paperwork and organization done. The big “T” has been looming in our house and I have been procrastinating on this for as long as I possibly can....more

Ramen Bowl with Sesame Poppy Seed Venison and Ginger Chili Kale and Swede

Bavaria meets Asia! One of the current projects I am working on for a new Travel, Food and Lifestyle magazine, will take me to Bavaria a couple of times this year. I am really looking forward to it as not only does the State of Bavaria have a uniquely varied landscape and wonderfully.. ....more

Punjabi Style Curried Lamb and Peas - Keema Matar

My life – most of it – has always revolved around food. My mother’s father was a hotel / restaurant inspector and my father is a hotelier. As a little girl I spent most of my time in the various kitchens of the hotels ....more

Raspberry Rose Coconut Smoothie Bowl with Almond Butter Fruit and Nut Granola

Allow me to out myself first: Smoothie bowls are not my most favorite breakfast. Now that we have set that straight let me tell you a bit about my reasons and what I have observed about these very attractive looking super bowls that seem to be taking everyone by storm and is the big trend raging... [Read the rest of this post on my website] ...more

German Style Smoked Gammon and Split Pea Stew

Imagine that stories were like a stew or a soup. People could weave their stories with ladles of wonderful rich, thick and flavorsome ingredients, adding their own culturally unique seasoning to their tales. Just like stews, all cultures and each tradition intertwines its own specific aromas and.. ....more

Almond Butter Seed Fruit and Nut Granola

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs My 2017 mantra is Focus and Simple! Keeping all aspects of my life clean, simple and clutter-free.. ....more

Rome 2017 | Food Photography and Styling Retreat in the Hills of Sabina

Power-packed 2-day photography retreat in the stunning rolling hills of Sabina! When you have a winning combination then it only makes sense to hang on to it and repeat it and relive it again. Recently I wrote about the Rome Retreat 2016 we had in May last year ....more
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