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I'm Ahlam? Lazy Homecook ? Real-food Foodie ? Leftovers recycler ♻ 70% plantbased ? Travel lover ? Puerto Rican/Palestinian ✌

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Sweet Potato Fries With Avocado And Yogurt Mousse
I. Heart. Sweet potatoes fries. Always. And. Forever. Still had some avocado and yogurt mousse leftover so I used them as a dip with these roasted garlic and sweet potato fries. I've gotten quite a few requests on how to make the dressing. It's just some avocado, yogurt, olive oil, sea salt and cilantro blitzed up into a mousse. I've used it as a sauce, dip, and salad dressing. #fresh #sweetpotatofries #fries #friesbeforeguys #straightupbananas #yum #delicious #hungry #eat #food #foodporn #foodgasm #dubaifood #dubaifoodie #dubai #foodie #ilovefood #feedfeed #yummy #avocado #avo
Coffee And Cinnamon Cashew Bars With A Chocolate Crust
In Italy my favorite gelato combo was cinnamon and espresso. So ladies and gentleman I give to you these ridiculously chewy coffee and cinnamon cashew bars with a chocolate crust. No sugar. No dairy. No guilt.
My first attempt of a chickpea omelette. Yes, the cracks are starting to show. Yes, it tasted friggin phenomenal (allow me to toot my own horn, folks. You're allowed to every once in a while) Super simple. The recipe calls for 1/2 of chickpea flour, 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and whatever spices and herbs you want. I stuffed mine (hehe) with spinach, hummus, chia seeds, avocado, roasted pepper and spring onions. What say you, willing to try an alternative to the typical omelette? #straightupbananas #plantbased #breakfast
Last night, I went to sleep having set my intentions. I intended to wake up early, get a nice workout before the sun melts my face off, have breakfast and get to work. I woke up today, grabbed my phone, and accidentally spent an hour doing nothing on Instagram #WhyamIlikeThis On to the next order of business. Breakfast is a vanilla, honey and coconut milk chia seed pudding topped with blueberries and strawberries. #straightupbananas #breakfast #plantbased
A late lunch for two while we work the weekend away. Today's lunch was inspired by the #OatBrunch held by @mornflake and @topchefcookingstudio last week. A somewhat cleaner version of fish and chips and mushy peas. Sweet potatoes grilled till they're nice and crunchy. Organic salmon tossed in some organic oats and pan seared with some coconut oil. And mushy peas with garlic and lemon. #straightupbananas #lunch #fortwo
The kind of hummus you'd bring home to meet your mother. ? ?1 can of organic chickpeas ? the juice of 1 lemon ?1 clove of garlic ?2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste) ?2 tablespoons of olive oil ?1 teaspoon of cumin powder ?sea salt to taste Mix all together in food processor and you've got some creamy hummus in and around your mouth in no time. Yallah, go make some. #straightupbananas #hummus #friyay #plantbased
It seems it's flu season again and what better way to get some extra vitamin C in your body than with this refreshing citrus salad, verdad? Slices of grape fruit and navel oranges topped with water cress, arugula, sliced leeks, pumpkin seeds and mint leaves dressed with chili flakes and olive oil. Have a fruity day ✌ #straightupbananas #lunch #vitaminc
Good morning ? This morning's breakfast in bed is a coconut and vanilla chia seed pudding topped with fresh blueberries, red currants, cashews and flax seeds ✌ Here's the thing about chia seed puddings, they're only as good as the flavors you add. Chia seeds are a sponge for flavor, pack it with maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla or chocolate and you're good to go. Leave it bland, and it's a bland-ass chia breakfast for you, son. #straightupbananas #breakfastinbed #fruitporn
Friendsgiving leftovers make this insane bowl of turkey and quinoa chili filled with chipotle peppers and cumin. Have a wonderful long weekend, ya'll ✌ #straightupbananas #lunch #friendsgiving
I've got a thing for breakfast in bed--can you tell? What a lazy Saturday morning, but I'm not complaining. Today's breakfast is a rye cracker topped with baby spinach, butternut squash, veggie bacon, an egg and plenty of dill and pomegranate molasses along with some coconut yogurt and fresh fruit. Any fun plans for today? I need suggestions. #straightupbananas #breakfastinbed #weekend