Let’s talk about Iran.

Iran. - Lets talk about Iran. Or I should say, let's talk about the Islamic State of Iran. 'Islam', such a sensitive word to talk about these days. It's funny how whenever I talk about Iran, some people would immediately associate this country with terrorism, war, Islamic State…whatever stereotypes you…

Good Ol’ Apple Pie

This traditional Dutch pie has become underrated, undeservingly. The rich combination of apple, cinnamon and nuts is brilliant. Enough said.   Ingredients: Dough 300 gr flour 150 gr (full-cream) butter 100 gr (caster) sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt 2 tbs water Filling 700 gr apples Lemon (for zest and…

Oreo Chocolate Cake

You can never go wrong with a classic chocolate cake. But this one is on another level of deliciousness. It is thick, moist and simply amazing. Imagine that plus Oreo to add that extra umph.  Diabetes. Yum! It is my personal favorite cake I have ever eaten and so, I…

Petition: Racial justice in the US

Last week, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling “joined a long list of black people in America whose seemingly mundane actions have led to their deaths by Police Officers. The #WeAreHereMovement partnered with Mic and many other friends and supporters to highlight these horrifying, “23 Everyday Actions Punishable by Death if You’re Black…

Consumerism & Sexism

I am allergic to outdated stereotypical gender roles and societies that enforce such roles through sexism and consumerism. You might have not read these two ‘isms’ in the same context before, but I find these two concepts to be one all-encompassing issue. And here’s why: Let us first start with…

Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients 4 ounces of spaghetti Shrimp 2 cups of spinach Olive oil 1-2 tablespoons of butter 3 cloves of garlic Half of a red pepper Parsley Salt and pepper Ras al-hanout (optional) Dried oregano Parmesan Lemon (The ingredients are on the basis of one-two servings.)   Preparation Cook pasta and set…

Legribiya (Moroccan Cookie)

Every year with Eid-al Fitr (the holiday that marks the end of the fasting month Ramadan), my mom and I bake various cookies. Today I would like to share this delicious and easy to make cookie recipe. We often call them zand koekjes in Dutch (sand cookies) because it's a soft, crumble cookie! Let’s…