Middle Eastern Inspired Almond Milks – Halva & Turkish Delight

Nadia Breakfasts, dairy free, Drinks, gluten free, Paleo, Raw, sugar free, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian 10 Comments

Middle Eastern Inspired Almond Milks – Halva & Turkish Delight Both these desserts, halva and turkish delight, have a special place in my heart. I grew up loving, but rarely eating either of them. We only had treats like this when visiting relatives or at special occasions. Not too long ago I made another ‘halva’ recipe – my Halva overnight oats. As you …

freekeh recipe

Lemon & Parsley Cannellini Freekeh Recipe

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Freekeh is a green wheat popular in Middle Eastern cuisine that’s harvested when the grain is still young. Unlike the ‘adult’ version of the wheat, Freekeh contains more protein, minerals and fibre. It contains three times as much fibre as brown rice. Why does this make it special? Well a high fibre content means it’s digested slowly and has a low GI number. A low GI means it doesn’t cause the blood sugar to spike the way rice would. It also means it will make you feel fuller so you don’t end up overeating.

iraqi date cookies (klechia - كليجة)

Kleicha – Date Cookies (كليجة)

Nadia Cookies, dairy free, Desserts, gluten free, sugar free, Sugar-free, Sweet Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian 49 Comments

Last year I made a healthier version of my favourite cookies – Kleicha (كليجة) which are Iraqi date cookies that are traditionally served on Eid (A religious holiday to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan where muslims fast from sun rise to sun set for a whole month). Even though I loved the version I made last year, I wanted to outdo myself by making an even better and healthier version!