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Food

SPRING PICNIC

March 25 2014
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I’ve talked about spring being my favorite season a number of times on the blog and with spring coming up in Doha, it’s the opportunity to jump right in. Have you tried making a season bucket list? It’s a great way to welcome a new season and take full advantage of the weather, food and […]

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

March 18 2014
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The ONLY good thing about working out at 5:00am is having time to eat a proper breakfast in after the workout. I treated breakfast as a reward for surviving Shaun T’s Insanity workout and this motivated me to prepare a healthy meal to refuel my body. Eating the right food post workout can speed up […]

ANIMA LOUNGE

March 11 2014
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Walking around The Pearl esplanade is something Anthony and I do often, whenever I need a break from watching KUWK (Keeping Up with the Kardashians) re-runs or when we feel guilty for not working out (walking to Spinneys and carrying a bottle of milk back home is considered exercise in the Nicolet household). It’s become […]

PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH HARISSA CHICKPEAS

January 9 2014
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Eating healthy is a reoccurring New Year resolution that usually happens for the first couple of months and goes downhill by March. So here you go, my fifth-year attempt to eat healthy. My strategy this year is to teach myself easy and healthy recipes using readily available ingredients (no more traveling great distances to find […]

HIGH ON SUGAR COOKIES

December 10 2013
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Baking homemade goods has quickly turned into a Christmas tradition when I attempted to make Anthony gingerbread cookies last year. This year I tackled making sugar cookies with the help of my mother-in-law where we made use of her drool-worthy kitchen and complete baking equipment. We baked the cookies first using this Martha Stewart recipe, which came out […]

SPOOKY COCKTAILS

October 29 2013
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Although Halloween is not widely celebrated here in Doha, I don’t pass on the chance to gobble on Halloween candies (candy corn and Reese’s Pieces are my weakness) and make a special spooky cocktails. Last weekend happens to be my cheat day so Anthony and I decided to organize a date night that involves burger, […]

CREAMY SWEET POTATO PASTA WITH CRUNCHY KALE

October 15 2013
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Kale is a rare commodity in Doha that when you see some in the supermarket, you buy right away and figure out what to do with them later on. That was the case last weekend when trying to figure out a kale recipe other than kale chips. Since it was my ‘carb’ day, I naturally […]

EASY ENTERTAINING

September 5 2013
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Ever since Anthony and I moved in together, we’ve been entertaining more but there’s nothing worse than having unannounced visits. It’s not because I hate having people over but because I don’t like the stress that comes with impromptu entertaining. I used to turn my kitchen upside down trying to whip up something elaborate for […]

KARLIE’S KOOKIES

August 20 2013
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When it comes to desserts, an old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie is more appealing to me more than cakes or cupcakes. It’s an ideal accompaniment to take out coffee and perfect afternoon or late-night snack. The problem though is I can never just have one. So in effort to control my sugar intake, I started looking […]

FLAVORED CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

August 8 2013
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I take inspiration from my travels especially when it comes to food. I try to recreate recipes from dishes I’ve tasted like this onfrom Tokyo, Scotland and Italy. When I was in Montreal this summer, we went to this cute little café called Santropol for a light lunch. I was blown away by the fresh homemade […]