March 2, 2014

Elevation Burger

When you enter Elevation Burger, you will read about its particular vision is to be much more than just a burger restaurant. Their aim is to provide an "elevated  burger" that is fresh and flavorful, made of the highest quality and sustainable ingredients. Elevation Ventures are located in Gulf countries (Riyadh, Doha, Kuwait, Dubai, Oman, Manama) and across 12 states in USA since 2003.

February 28, 2014

Homemade Chocolate Lazy Cake, Straight from the Freezer

A heat wave that hit Riyadh city in the past few days....after months of constant cold -actually freezing- weather.
And since the winter season also ended in Lebanon (Who knew that this year the weather would be that weird? ), So nothing is better than starting the spring/summer season but having this lazy cake, served straight from the freezer.

Well, I honestly don't know why lazy cakes are cakes. They dont even contain eggs or flour, the two major ingredients to bake a cake. It is obviously a No Bake Cake!
So, I'd rather call my lazy cake as chocolate bars or biscuits. Homemade Kitkat might also be another name.

The taste is inspired from my favorite chocolate bar: Lindt Orange chocolate.

Here is a quick recipe:

February 27, 2014

Cooking for Kids: Chef Ducasse Book & an Online Course

Cooking for kids has been a major trend in the Food and Beverage as well as the Health Industry.
No, I dont mean putting up a "Kids Meal" in restaurants and fast food chains...

But what I mean designing special dedicated meals, books, and cooking courses dedicated for our kids.
This is all due to the obesity rates and facts among children.

Childhood Obesity Facts

      Source: Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Cooking for Kids: New Book by Chef Alain Ducasse

January 26, 2014

Zesty Cake Homemade Recipe

Zesty Cake: lactose free, & light...
Enjoy a lemon citrus overwhelming flavor coming out from the oven as you bake this cake!
To start with, don't do this recipe unless you are one of the below:
  • Chocolate Hater. or not in the mood for chocolate, as not a pinch of chocolate was used in this recipe. (sorry chocolate lovers)
  • Lactose Intolerant: Not a drop of milk was added.
  • Light Dessert Seeker: Sugar was reduced to half as in any regular cake recipes.
  • Spongy Cake Avoider: I have a thing against spongy cakes, I sometimes feel I am literally swallowing air. I just dont like the sponginess. Yet, this cake turned out to be truely condensed & bit chewy from inside, and soft at the same time.
  • Lemon/ Citrus Lover: Who doesnt love the taste of lemon in desserts? Come on....Lemon, vanilla & sugar go together like trio best friends !

Since I previously posted about my lactose/dairy intolerance and my constant ways in including recipes without milk, and at the same time without jeopardizing the taste and affecting texture of the food
prepared. Here is the lemon cake that I made at home and from scratch!