Summer holidays are about long day basking in sunshine, eating summer fruits and relaxing. I love summer holidays especially at home in Dubai when there is no rush to achieve anything but to cook three lovely meals for my family under no pressure and to watch Netflix knowing I don’t have to deal with a 6am wake up call for school runs. I have time to source out the best receipes and ingredients for my family and try out new recipes. Nothing relaxes me more than food documentaries playing in the background, whatever they maybe.
Since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with cooking shows from the likes of Gary Rhodes, to Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. Cooking shows are all over our screens. Oddly, in today’s society we all cook less but seem to watch more TV shows about cooking. I rarely watch regular TV anymore, in fact, adverts annoy me, so Netflix is perfect as time is crucial plus I control, pause and restart whenever I like. I am fascinated to note that no matter what industry you are in, it is about passion, hardwork and discipline. All these chefs and health experts inspire me to participate more in my kitchen and to give serious thought to the ingredients I choose. My aim each week is to prepare 80-90% of our food at home, and my husband and I eat so much less meat and dairy products due to much personal research but that’s another story for another day. We are by no means nutritionists or recommending a dietary lifestyle but we just want to bring awareness of how to re-think about food.