Last weekend Burj Al Arab hosted their annual “Swim around Burj Al Arab” event with a Talise Nutrition treats filled breakfast at their stunning garden. Spot my luxurious layered morning muesli (recipe) and other delicious goodness to refuel the healthy way after workout!
I am extremely honoured and very proud to be awarded with the
PRO CHEF MIDDLE EAST AWARD “Culinary Influencer of the Year”. This is a moment that makes me speechless, does not happen too often.
And I definitely LOVE the frying pan shaped Award, this is so cool!
A big Thank You to all who support the importance of healthy cooking.
It was a pleasure to be a guest at Suzanne’s at Dubai Eye today. See here a picture of the wrap! Now I was busy cooking for our first luxury Yoga Retreat at Madinat Jumeirah. Healthy and light food of course that our participants enjoyed after an intense full moon Yoga execise by the beach.
Tomorrow we will have a cooking class which I am very much looking forward to - more pictures are coming soon.
I am excited to talk today 10 – 11 am on Dubai Eye Radio about Talise Nutrition and what we do at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in terms of healthy lifestyle support. As well, I am looking foreward to seeing some of my readers at the Yoga Retreat that starts today at Madinat Jumeirah!
Health food and lifestyle get more and more notized and appreciated. This week we have done a photo shoot for the Magazine “GOOD HEALTH ARABIA” here in Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah. 8 delicious, light, colorful and aromatic vegetarian dishes will be revealed soon in the magazine.
I am proud of being asked to contribute a few of my recipes. Hope it inspires!
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the photo shoot – and don’t forget to get your magazine soon.
Wishing you all Eid Mubarak!
Very nice to read another mention of Talise here!
Excited about the latest article in AHLAN magazine!
To be honest: I never work in high heels! But I love the article about my work. Please read the interview in Magazine “Chefs” here.
Wishing you all Ramadan Kareem.
Our latest filming will be aired tomorrow, Friday, at 9 pm, at the Green Apple Show on MBC1…..very excited, and hope you all watch!
I have been very busy at work the last few weeks. Oh what am I saying, the last few months! No chance for even a short trip abroad to visit my beloved Bavaria, where I come from, to see the winter. Everyone at home is jealous though that I have everyday sunshine and warm weather while they have been freezing and shoveling snow. At least until recently, now finally some signs of spring are in the air.
To cure my longing for Bavaria I cooked some
flavors from home – away from home.
My home grown sweet marjoram (oregano family, but sweeter and milder) is beautiful and just perfect with its fragrant little leaves. Apart from its antioxidative benefits (think eternal youth!) it is a staple seasoning ingredient in Bavarian cuisine. I added it to my very simple but delicious
Potato Vegetable Soup with fresh Marjoram
What to Buy
1 carrot, diced
1 parsnip or parsley root (however parsley root is difficult to source here in the Middle East), diced
2 small potatoes, peeled, diced
1 small leek, sliced
1 bay leaf
1 small piece mace
2 tablespoons olive oil
500 ml vegetable stock
5 sprigs fresh marjoram, leaves picked
How to Make It
Braise in olive oil until golden the potatoes, parsnip and carrot with bay leaf and mace. Then add the vegetable stock and simmer for around 15 minutes on low heat. Add the leek, season with salt and pepper and serve with fresh marjoram leaves sprinkled all over.
Chef Gabi’s Tip:
I add sometimes dried cepes to the soup – they give this simple soup a significant upgrade! Must try.
This is what I cook at home when I feel not like cooking. A really easy to make recipe.