Ramadan Reflections & Losing Weight

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Ramadan That's it! Ramadan 2017 is officially over, as is EID and after twenty-nine days of fasting I jumped on the scales to see whether fasting had been good or bad to my body.  The good news is that I lost weight! I'm down a fantastic 3.2kgs (7 lbs) which is…

Spicy Tomato Soup & Flatbreads

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Spicy Tomato Soup to have at Iftar time It's the 15th day of Ramadan already which means that technically today we have just passed the half way point. This year, like the previous two, I am fasting from sunset to sunrise - about 3.50 am through to 7.15 pm.  Breaking…

Ramadan 2017 Specialty Coffee Shops

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Speciality Coffee during Ramadan Love your Specialty Coffee and want to savour it during Ramadan? Here's the list for you!  This year just a small handful of Speciality Coffee shops have a license to operate during daytime.  The rest will typically open from Iftar til late although a few will…

FillingTheBlues an Infographic

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Filling The Blues Just as my body clock and daily routine have adjusted to Ramadan hours and a new routine, it's over and today we celebrate Eid.  They say it takes 30 days to change a habit, and I guess that's true, although I'm hoping to undo some of the…

Ramadan | Dubai Homegrown Restaurants giving back

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A memory popped up on Facebook a few days ago, the memory of the first ever Filling The Blues which started in 2012.  The shaky video and photos from my Facebook page got me thinking back to how a simple tweet from 1 person (Tahir from Moti Roti) started something…

Ramadan | My second year fasting

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  Fasting Year 2 How did Ramadan sneak up so quickly? It's hard to believe that a year has passed since I first did my full fast. This year I'm doing a second year of Fasting and am sharing here some of my experiences. Day 1 I learnt a lesson…

Ramadan | Alternative Ramadan

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A video posted by Culinary Travel & Coffee ☕ (@coffeecakesandrunning) on Jun 4, 2016 at 7:54am PDT [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Want to do something different this Ramadan?  #FillingTheBlues could be just the thing for you.  Each night for the whole of Ramadan (except Fridays) local Food start ups, small businesses and volunteers…

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