Aubaine – Dubai Mall, Dubai

Coming home from NYE celebration were very late. It was about 3:30 am, and we were so tired. Though we woke up about 11 am in the morning, got ready and went to the Dubai Mall for breakfast and shopping. Right next to the main entrance of the Dubai Mall is the Aubaine Restaurant & Bakery. It is a french themed restaurant that offers pastries and breakfast.

We started with some delicious bread along with the yummiest jams and some fresh tea from Mariage Frères. I went with the Thé Vert Fuji-Yama Earl Grey Impérial, which is Green Tea from the Mount Fuji in Japan 😉

For breakfast I went with an omelette filled with tomatoes, cheese and mushrooms along with some delicious kale, slow roasted cherry tomatoes and sourdough bread. It was so good 😉 (Didn’t take any pictures). We really enjoyed our breakfasts. The strawberry jam from Aubaine is so delicious, so we both bought some bottles of these 😉

~ AJ

Overnight Chia-Oats Pudding

Experimenting with food is something I love to do. You get so many different tastes and very lovely dishes out of this way of cooking. Honestly, cooking was definitely not my cup of tea until I turned 22-23 years old. Really don’t know why, but I thought it was difficult and very boring to live alone, and be cooking only for myself. But later, I changed a lot, and cooking became a kind of hobby to me. Many people ask me, if I have any difficulties in being a vegetarian, as they think it’s limited how delicious food vegetarians can make. But they’re wrong! There are many ways of getting nutritious, and at the same time lovely food being a vegetarian (or vegan). Experimenting with the flavours is the way 😉

Today I tried something new with the chia pudding for breakfast; I’ve earlier shared a recipe for a simple pudding. I actually used this pudding today, but added some other healthy things into it, and made this delicious chia-oat pudding instead 😉      Continue reading “Overnight Chia-Oats Pudding”

Simple Chia Pudding

My attempt for a healthier lifestyle has now included breakfasts too. Since 2014 I actually didn’t eat breakfast everyday, as I used to have a kind of “fasting” to keep myself away from eating too much of calories. I have had several ways of controlling myself from eating too much calories, which included an “8-hour” diet for 3 months, and afterwards a 4-months “no sugar”-period, and later a “5 day morning-fasting” period for a year. I felt this actually helped me a lot, and I didn’t gain weight. Beside these kind of diets I also went to fitness, but unfortunately I haven’t trained the past few months due to mental and physical health issues. BUT since the beginning of 2016 I decided to go another way: eat normal instead of controlling myself from not eating on specific times or specific items 😉

So why did I chose not to continue my diets?

I have 2 major reasons for this:

  1. I am a vegetarian (almost vegan). This means I don’t actually eat meat or fish, so almost everything I eat is actually “clean products” – I believe that clean-eating means no animal; my body is not any graveyard! 😉
  2. I don’t drink any kind of alcohol – so no unhealthy calories from here.

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