Healthy cookie Challenge #3Cranberry brown rice/almond flour cookie

Cookie Challenge # 3

Cranberry brown rice /almond flour cookie

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Cranberry is a good source of Vitamin C, it has also anti inflammatory benefit thus helping in lowering the risk of periodontal disease, yes ladies, it helps to make our gums more healthy, besides thorough brushing of our teeth everyday 🙂

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Instead of using all-purpose flour I used brown rice flour and almond flour with a little combination of oatmeal too. How healthy can you get? img_9098

2017-02-07-at-12-58-04I also added some walnuts.

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Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups brown rice flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup granola flour

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 egg

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, set aside. In a separate bowl beat the egg, add oil, vanilla, honey and mix it with the dry ingredients, add the fresh cranberries. Mix thoroughly. Scoop and flatten on top, if you desire you can add berry on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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Ladies, this is good for breakfast too, try it!

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

Weekly photo Challenge – solitude

Find beauty in solitude

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“Souk Juman” at KAEC

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The weather was beautiful yesterday, our first weekend out of Jeddah and we visited “Souk Juman” at KAEC (King Abdullah Economic City) located approximately 100 kilometers north of Jeddah. It is a crossroads between East and West, on the cost of the Red sea and less than an hour by rail (we saw the train station along the way, though as of this writing, it is not operational yet) from Mecca, Medina and Jeddah.

Souk Juman was held Feb.16-17 at Juman Park at Bay La Sun District. We got the ticket through on-line … 75 Sr per adult and 20 SR per child.

It’s a beautiful lush green environment, with a large waterfront amphitheater ovelooking the blue water of the Bay La sun canal.

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There was a mixture of small stall selling homemade goods, jewelry,abaya, fruits,popcorn and cotton candy and a lot more.The atmosphere was festive and the cool breeze wind added more vibrance to the event.

There were also cooking,fashion and art competition among the kids and young at heart

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The best thing I saw are these two guys giving away a free juice drink for everyone! What a cool way to dress and pour three glasses in one go!

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Sharab tamarhindi (tamarind juice)

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A beautiful way of serving tamarind juice

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After moving around the Juman park, we went to the beachfront dining, It was packed with people but we managed to get a table for us. There was a lot of restaurant to choose from and we settled for a burger and nachos in Bert’s coffee shop.

Ladies, it was an enjoyable bonding and hoping next year the Karting tract will be operational during the festival.  🙂

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

 

 

Healthy cookie Challenge #2 Blueberry oatmeal cookies

Cookie Challenge #2

Blueberry Oatmeal cookies – gluten-free

Have you been to Lulu supermarket in Jeddah? It’s a huge supermarket with a variety of products local and imported from all over the world. What I like most is the fruits and vegetables section. The prices are reasonable, where can you get a pack of blueberries for 6 SR? Only here in Lulu supermarket!

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Yes! My next healthy ingredient for my cookie diet challenge is blueberry.

Why blueberry?

Researched shows blueberry is a good source of vitamin C which is good for our immune system. It is also  rich source of anti oxidant and contain the health promoting phytochemical, anthocyanin.But of course, eating organic fresh is better than adding it in cookies. Take note ladies, my challenge is to make cookies more healthier and enjoy the process. If you would like to read more about blueberries, try this site:http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8

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I used the same gluten flour and granola oats but instead of using sugar, I used honey.Another healthy ingredient .Not all Honey are created Equal! click on it to remember my post 🙂

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Ingredients:

1 cup baking flour – gluten-free

1 cup granola oats

1/4 cup instant oat

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1 egg

1/3 cup canola oil or u can use coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanila

1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. Whisk egg, honey,oil, vanilla in a separate bowl. Mix together with the dry ingredients, mix well then add the blueberries. Chill for about 20 minutes.Spoon on to the silicon mat, flatten a bit and bake it for 10-15 minutes.

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This is more crunchy than the Healthy cookie challenge #1 Carrot oatmeal cookie, also I love the balance of sour and sweet nutty, oh! I forgot to mentioned, the granola oats I am using, there’s a mixture of pumpkin seed on it.

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A good breakfast cookie with a glass of milk.

Cheers,

jamilamimi

 

Weekly photo challenge: Shadow

Happy Valentine’s everyone!

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give ” – unknown

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Healthy cookie challenge #1 Carrot oatmeal cookie

Cookie Challenge # 1

Carrot oatmeal cookie – gluten-free

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I love carrot cake so the first thing that came to my mind when I started this challenge is to make carrot cake cookie. I used gluten-free flour and gluten-free granola oats and freshly grated carrots.

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I like to imagine that I am eating a healthy cookie that won’t jeopardize my diet!

hello what diet?  ask my friend who said:

                             My hobby is eating and complaint about my weight…

Kidding aside, I would like to think having one or two cookie in between meals with carrots and oatmeal is not bad, its yummy and my belly is happy hahaha ladies ..excuses!

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One of the secrets for baking healthier cookies is to replace the all- purpose flour with oats and a bit extra of gluten-free baking flour. From my researched , it mentioned adding more fibers to your cookies makes it more healthy. You can use whole wheat flour or rolled oats flour. This is my first try 🙂  so I got my excuses again! Though the result is not crunchy but soft , I think it’s because I ran out of honey and I used rose syrup instead.

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aha! not so healthy one, well, I did not add white sugar because I know I should have used maple syrup or honey.

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alright, so much of excuses…here’s to the first challenge!

Ingredients:

1 cup granola oats with pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup baking flour gluten-free

1 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (I used rose syrup) i cheated 🙂

1/2 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350°F, Combine all dry ingredients into a medium bowl. Whisk the egg on a separate bowl , add the oil and honey, vanilla and mix with the dry ingredients.Add the grated carrots, mix well. Scoop the mixture and drop it and flatten it on top. bake for 10-15 min.

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

 

Cookie diet

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made of almond meal and gluten free flour

Jamilamimi is starting a new project, remember my fifty home-baked cheesecake challenge? Home baked Cheesecake Challenge : 50th Flavour

Oh yeah, I gained so many kilo to date 🙂

Well,this time I would like to challenge myself to make fifty healthy cookies ?

healthy?

Is there a cookie that is healthy?

Well, let me count my ways…

instead of using butter, maybe I can use coconut oil, olive oil or canola oil.

instead of using all-purpose flour, I can use oats,gluten-free,whole wheat flour and maybe add a few tablespoon of flax seeds.

I can also reduced the sodium content and add fresh berries and nuts.

This is the real challenge for me …to make the cookies less saturated and a bit healthier to digest.

Ladies eat cookies and watch how the extra kilo melt away 🙂 .just kidding!

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

Rossopomodoro – a review

It’s been awhile I haven’t eaten pizza, so when my friend came to visit , I researched for an Italian restaurant that serves authentic if not closer to pizzeria Neapolitan.

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What is Neapolitan pizza anyway? well, it’s simply made of tomato and mozzarella cheese, the dough is made of wheat flour, kneaded by hand without the help of rolling-pin, bake in stone oven with an oak-wood fire. As the waiter said, it’s kind of a “slap pizza”

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Rossopomodoro  is a pizzeria and Italian restaurant found in Ascott centre at Sari st. besides the stars Avenue. Rosso means “red” and pomodoro means “tomato”.

It was a breezy cool night and a lot of people choose to dine outside. But we decided to stay inside and be curious of what this restaurant has to offer. We can see the kitchen which is surrounded by glass window and on one side big gold tiled wood fired oven where the pizza is made.

The price is on the mid range. the service is quick too!

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Here’s our order and everything was super delicious. well, not the Tiramisu, it’s not really something that I would say, different and authentic!.

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img_9058The drinks were also superb!

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Ladies, would I come back? yes! of course, let’s go!

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

Wagamama – a review

#late post

Part I

Wagamama in Jeddah had open recently and my friends and I were there during the soft opening. It is located just at the back of our clinic in Tarik Nadat St, Ar Rawdah dist.near thalia walkway.

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I tried Wagamama in Heathrow and it was a good experience, more of oriental noodles and I love the fresh vegetables. If you would like to know more, click the link below. https://www.wagamama.sa/en/about-us

Anyhow, so we went to the soft opening, as excited as we wanted to try, we found the prices too high and the food were not really so exciting , the taste was bland. We asked, where the noodles? they said, it’s still coming from London. We gave it a thumbs down with some reservation as we said, it’s a “soft opening”. They don’t have a proper menu list and most of the dishes are not available yet.

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We ended eating at Yemeni restaurant to filled up our frustration. It’s a favourite “comfort food” for the group 🙂

Part II

After two weeks, my brothers and I tried Wagamama again, same place but it’s more frustrating on me because I was expecting a bit more, hence this is my second time. Though the starter was good (chilli squid),the noodles was not even cooked well. The taste a bit improved but still it doesn’t compared to what I had in other Wagamama branch.

Don’t be fool by the photos, the taste is not really that good!

The noodles are not cooked well, sticking in one piece and we did complained, and it was removed from our bill.

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I know, I am complaining a lot about this place, but someday I will try again for the third time ( I’m not rolling my eyes up) seriously I want to give this place a chance because my first impression in London was satisfactory, hoping Jeddah branch will be the same.

Ladies, I may not be lucky at first maybe on the third I will be 🙂

Cheers,

Jamilamimi

2017

tulip-83aIt’s been quite awhile I haven’t published any blog, I thank my followers and readers who patiently waited and kept sending me letters to ask how am I doing. Thank you!

The previous months after my birthday was indeed busy tortuous months. I could not bring an inspiration to write, I froze!

I know this too will pass and everything will be back to normal.Let us count the blessing we received for the past years and we move forward to year 2017 and the years to come.

Let us not forget the people who were not able to celebrate new year with a bang! Let us not forget the years we received blessings. Let us not forget we are human who makes mistakes and uttered some words that may hurt others but really doesn’t mean it.Let us not forget the material possessions we have are only a fraction of what we should be wishing this year.

Let us remember the love and respect we have given and received, to continue to work on the matter that is important and not the superficial things we acquire and require to get the happiness that we think will suffice our life.

Let us pray for kindness, peace and love to everyone.

2017 beginning is tough but I am ready for you!

#thank you Lord.

cheers,

Jamilamimi

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