Why You Shouldn’t Choose the Nice Guy

In the age of douche-bags, a nice guy is seen like a precious gemstone, let’s say a Ruby. Even if rubies are not your style and they’re not what you want, the sight of one will still fascinate you at first and you’ll feel as if a Ruby is exactly what you needed. After all, you’ve been getting charcoal for a long time and you’re in desperate need for a change. However and after a little while you realise that you prefer a Sapphire but you still choose the Ruby anyway because there are no guarantees that you will find your Sapphire and there’s no way you’re going to dig in that dark and scary mine again anytime soon!

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Spending a Day in Lebanon: Chouf Edition!

Hello lovelies! How’s your summer going so far? August is almost over and I’m not really sure how to feel about it. But hey! let’s not think about that for now…
This summer, I’ve decided to become a tourist in my own country and so I’ve rediscovered Lebanon just like a foreigner and let me tell you something before you roll your eyes: there is so much beauty we keep forgetting about!

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Good Old Fettuccine Recipe

Hey lovelies!

First of all, TGIF!!!

Second of all, I’m spending the day alone at home with nothing much to eat and zero intention to get dressed for anything or to order food (still working on that triple chin from Christmas)

And so for that, I decided to make my favourite comfort food, a good old Fettuccine!

It’s a simple recipe that takes around 15 minutes to cook and 2 minutes to devour. There goes nothing:

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Hot Chocolate – Hot Cocoa: Info and Recipes

If there’s one thing the whole world could agree on, it’s that Hot Chocolate is simply D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!  It takes you back to that warm and happy place where you’re wearing fuzzy socks while watching Saturday morning cartoons. It’s basically a passport to Winter Wonderland!

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The Hangout Beirut: Exquisite Foodies Meeting with Zomato and Salim Heleiwa

On Wednesday October 9, I had the pleasure to attend an exquisite foodies get-together, organized by Zomato Lebanon and held at the Hangout Beirut. We were first greeted by the owner, Mr Salim Heleiwa who gave us a tour of the restaurant, which was a 19th century house, and explained to us its history, not forgetting a single detail! Mr Heleiwa is passionate about wine and fine cuisine, and this passion was perfectly translated with the dinner later on.

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Banana Blackberry Loaf Recipe

Hey guys! I will share with you my recipe for a very moist Banana Blackberry Loaf! It’s so simple, fast and easy, you will definitely be making a second batch in no time!

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1.5 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs natural yoghurt (full fat or low fat)
  • 2 tbs natural organic honey (or to taste)
  • 3 small tbs baking powder
  • 1 small tbs Vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • A cup of mashed bananas
  • Half a cup of blackberries (or other berries of choice)

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Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (Celsius). Oil and flour a loaf pan so the cake won’t stick while baking. Don’t forget the sides
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the flour slowly. The batter will be thick at this point, but don’t panic!
  • Add the remaining ingredients, leave the mashed bananas till the end. After adding the bananas (make sure they are mashed well, no big bumps) the batter will become more or less liquid. 
  • Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan and add the berries on top. You can push them inside the batter if you want as well.
  • Bake at 160 degrees (C) for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool down a little before you remove it. Best served cold.

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NB: Use extra ripe bananas (still edible though!) for a sweet taste. You can even omit the honey. Add ground nutmeg and cinnamon for an extra flavour!

Starbucks Lebanon New Desserts

Starbucks had always been one of my favourite coffee shops for their high quality beverages and delicious desserts. The company has recently introduced a new collection of desserts here in Lebanon and they’re just amazing! Starbucks needed that kind of change.

The Snickers cake: I would say it’s more of a Snickers “inspired” but the taste is close enough to the bar and just as good!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack: Although I’m a big fan of chocolate/PB combination, this one did not leave the impression I thought it would. It’s good but not great.

Chocolate Cake: This is the traditional chocolate cake. It’s delicious and satisfying. Carrot Cake is also available but I didn’t get the chance to taste is yet.

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The Molten Cake: This one here is my favourite! Ask the staff to heat it up for you so the chocolate would melt (careful not to let them over heat it cause it will taste like burned cake as it happened once)

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Blueberry Cheesecake: As long as it’s still very fresh, this dessert is nothing but delicious! There is also a Chocolate Cheesecake version that I still haven’t tasted.