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PPD update: the power of a group

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Frankly, I was astonished at the outpouring of support and EMPATHY after my last post. I knew that I wasn’t alone, that fifteen to twenty percent of mums experience some form of post partum depression (and just so you know, “depression” is kind of a blanket term for mood disorders including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, […]

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Coming out of the Fog

Friday, March 14th, 2014

So, in the past year I’ve given birth to two babies: my first cookbook and my actual baby, Eliyah. It’s been busy to say the least. I’ve tried to let you guys know what’s going on through my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But there’s one thing I’ve been keeping from you. I’m battling post partum […]

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Where have you been?! and other FAQ

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Oh Lord. It’s been so long since I’ve written here. By now, I’m guessing you know the two reasons for my silence over the past number of months: not one, but two babies! You mean you’re having twins? Well not exactly. I am indeed pregnant, about 36 weeks along at this point. I’m due around […]

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Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s here!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Now that I’ve got that classic stuck in your head, let’s talk about salt and pepper shall we? These two just might be the most basic, most rudimentary, most overlooked spices in my pantry, and yet they are to me the most fundamental. Especially salt. Without salt, food lacks flavour, lacks pizzazz, no matter how […]

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The Milestone List

Monday, February 25th, 2013

As you guys may or may not know, I’m nose-deep in writing my very first cookbook (aaaaaaggghhh!) at the moment. It should be available sometime in 2014. Which sounds like a long way off but since the deadline to hand in my manuscript is this May, I’m chugging along like a little tank engine. Toot […]

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Daily Sparkle

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Growing up, I thought sparkling water or mineral water as we called it was g to the r to the o-s-s. It seemed a bit acrid to me. But Dad loved it; he’d pour some into his nightly whiskey and always go, “aaaaah!” upon the first sip. I don’t know why but suddenly I love […]

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La-La Pride

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

In the ongoing battle between the East Coast and the West for the crown of Best Food, you know where I’ve always thrown my vote. The West, yo. Why? Well, not only is it home to the most delicious and most varied range of produce ALL YEAR ROUND, but it’s also the land of dreamers; […]

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The Piano

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The piano has been beckoning lately. In high school, it was as close to a bestie as an inanimate object could get. Since leaving Dubai, our friendship has gone stale, with small reconciliations here and there. It’s hard to return to an instrument when your hands are so rusty; you know you were capable of […]

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Quick one

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Well I nearly forgot my promise today but so here’s a quick one. I am making this the wallpaper on my phone so that I don’t take anything too seriously. I just cannot love this guy enough. Wisest man I know, and yet still manages to make me laugh by doing this at brunch today: […]

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Lenten Promise

Friday, February 15th, 2013

My Lenten promise this year is two-fold. One: to write here everyday except Sunday. Two: to think ONE kind thing about myself everyday. I am in serious need of some “renewing the spirit of the mind” (Ephesians 4). I realised today that overall, my mind does not say kind things to me. It tends to […]

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