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This Is How You Eat Pancakes In Ramadan - Middle Eastern Style

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28 May 2017

Atayef recipes

If you’ve lived anywhere in the Middle East, you probably know what we’re talking about, if not then you’re in for a sweet savoury surprise, normally referred to as atayef.

Atayef is the Middle East’s version of the pancake and that’s just the beginning of what this dish is all about. These thin, lacy and stuffed delicacies represent the holy month of Ramadan like no other.

6 Easy Ways To Feel Less Thirsty While Fasting

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28 May 2017

5 Easy Ways To Feel Less Thirsty While Fasting

Ramadan is a blessed and festive time but it comes with challenges — spiritual, religious and physical.

The selfless act to avoid any food/drink from morning till dusk is taxing for the body, that’s used to our regular eating patterns. And while hunger is somewhat bearable, it’s particularly demanding to deal with thirst, especially when the temperature goes above 30°C outside.

This Arabic Egg Dish Is The Reason To Wake Up Early For Suhoor

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23 May 2017

Shakshouka recipe

Let’s face it — waking up groggy and tired before dawn isn’t really the most satisfying part of the holy month but food, as always, makes it all better.

In Ramadan, Muslims around the globe wake up before dawn for suhoor - the meal that keeps you full for the rest of the day till iftar - the breaking of the fast.

If you’re looking to experiment with your suhoor menu then try then try Shakshouka — a rich succulent egg dish that satisfies.

It might look elaborate but it’s really not.

10 Heavenly Iftar Foods From Around The World

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21 May 2017

Iftar Dishes From Around The World

The blessed month of Ramadan is right around the corner. This means, every morning (for 30 days), one-fifth of the world’s population will unify to abstain from worldly pleasures. Almost 2 billion Muslims will wake up at dawn to observe a fast till dusk.

It’s almost mesmeric to see thousands of families and hundreds of nationalities to follow a single schedule of life. From their passport colour to their daily feast, everything differs YET the spirit of the holy month remains universal.

5 Delicious Make-Ahead Iftar Snacks For Ramadan

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21 May 2017

Iftar Snacks For Ramadan

Blessed and joyful as it is, the holy month of Ramadan can be a challenging time, especially when you have a hectic day. Hunger and thirst combined with a prevailing sense of restriction result in mood swings, arguments and boredom — things that are in total contradiction with the essence of fasting.

Food, as always takes up a great deal of time and effort not in just in our daily routine but in our minds too. So, instead of spending good hours trying to figure out what to cook in a cranky mood, it’s better to plan ahead.

Homemade Chicken Biryani | Ramadan Special

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19 May 2017

Homemade Chicken Biryani

Of all the delectable and affordable street foods in South Asia — biryani has been and continues to rule millions of hearts across the globe. This symbolic dish is more of a phenomenon than a mere food item.

Maybe it’s the tenderly cooked meat, the velvety potatoes or maybe it’s the irresistibly fluffy, fragrant steaming basmati rice, soaked in a mint chutney that wins hearts, but it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t love the scrumptious blend of meat, rice and spices.

Up Your Water Intake With These 6 Hydrating Foods

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14 May 2017

Hydrating foods

When you live in places such as the Middle East, it's vital you stay hydrated at all times. Not only should you be drinking water and other healthy drinks, but there are foods you can implement into your diet to contribute to your fluid intake.

After all, ensuring you're hydrated can prevent headaches as well as sluggishness.

Not only that, but if you fast regularly or you will be during the Holy Month of Ramadan, these foods should be incorporated in your Iftar and Suhoor meals to help your water levels keep topped up throughout daylight hours.