Year: 2017

Recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs

Kuya V spent an afternoon at a professional teaching kitchen of The Chef’s Palette by Gaggenau  in Fairmont The Palm where he learned how to make Spaghetti & Meatballs under the fun supervision of Executive Chef Kyle Grant.   Watch the fun afternoon we spent getting messy to cook something yummy. Chef Kyle shared his recipe for meatballs and tomato sauce below. Details of the class below. FEED YOUR LITTLE ONES IMAGINATION WITH OUR CULINARY CLASSES • Enroll your little ones in our famous Kids Culinary Classes via or +971 4 457 3457 • 9 weeks course starts on April 30 and ends on June 25, 2017 • Classes take place every Sunday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm • Other days are optional too, if a minimum of 8 kids register Disclaimer: Kuya V was invited to attend the preview of the Kids Culinary Class. It was a really fun event and we wanted to share it with you all. 

Burj Khalifa Souvenir Photo

A visit At The Top of Burj Khalifa

One of the things tourist look forward too when they arrive in Dubai is to see the tallest building in the world (2017) which is the Burj Khalifa. As expected when my Mama and Auntie Bing came to visit us this was one tourist request that was non negotiable. A second visit for the kids and I, we first went to the top last 2012 with my relatives from Australia. LittleMiss C was still 3 months old, she was just happy sleeping. We bought tickets online at and chose At the Top + Dubai Aquarium promotion that costs AED 185 per adult (12years +) and AED 155 per child (3 – 12 years) as of February 2017. The journey to the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa begins at At The Top reception located at the Lower Ground Level of Dubai Mall. We arrived 30 minutes before our scheduled time which was 8pm since a long queue is always expected. Arriving before your scheduled time will give you enough time to read all the information available; a series of photo on its construction with descriptions stating why …

De'Longhi MultiFry Cooking Demo

Cooking Demo with De’Longhi MultiFry

An invitation for me to host a cooking demo came as a surprise, I coordinating a Mother’s Day event for the #UAEMomBloggers when suddenly the question if I would be available to host the event came. I said YES without hesitation thinking that I will be standing in front of people I know (well mostly just online) and have had a chance to talk too. I did a demo with my kids as audience at home and prepared two recipes I was going to present that day a few times.  My kids were tough critics to please! One thing I know for sure is that I have been using the MultiFry for the past two years now and it is one of my favorite kitchen gadget. Daniela from Twister Communications ME assured me that I have nothing to worry about, the whole team from De’Longhi and Jashanmal Home will be there to assist me should I need it. I arrived early to familiarize myself with the place and talk to the Jashanmal & De’Longhi team. Every thing that I …

DUKESY Beach Brunch at West 14th

We found ourselves driving to the Palm for a brunch last week, our invitation came with a promise of a lazy river, tons of kids activities and beach access. While good food is an essential part of brunching, the question if my two kids will have fun tops the list. FUN is an understatement of how my kids describe the DUKESY Family Brunch. I asked Kuya V and Chloe to tell me why this could be the best family brunch in the UAE… Water Fun Both the beach and pool was just a few steps away from the restaurant area, which is awesome according to Kuya V because he can just easily go back and grab some food. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beach and pool from 10am – 6pm. It is included on the brunch deal. Beach towels are available for all guests to borrow, free of charge. Lazy River LittleMiss Chloe (5yrs old) was tall enough to walk around the lazy river pool. Three lifeguards were on watch to make sure every one was safe. Swim rings both …

#LetsMakeLunchFun for our Family

I have been using the hashtag #LetsMakeLunchFun on Instagram for a while now, with an aim to challenge myself and inspire others to prepare healthy fun lunch box food for our kids.  Last September 2016, I invited my IG followers to use the hashtag and join me in my little campaign. The challenge to pack a healthier school food began when my son asked me to pack extra food for his friends. To make things clear, all his friends bring packed lunch in school but it consist mostly of sandwich, cupcakes or cookies and a juice box. Absolutely nothing wrong with the food they have but I think what makes our packed lunch different is the way it is prepared. #LetsMakeLunchFun is not limited to lunch box packing, it can be any meal – breakfast, snack or dinner. Remember that our goal is to make our family eat healthier, one meal at a time. If you have eventually managed to make your child eat a food they usually avoid is a big achievement. “I like that you have a lot of food to choose from.” My kids are good eater …

Daycation Brunch at Lapita Hotel

Lapita Hotel located at Dubai Parks and Resorts has launched a new family experience available at the park – The Daycation Brunch. Dubai Parks and Resorts is obviously becoming our favorite family destination, it is after all the biggest theme park with LEGOLAND Dubai, MotionGate and Bollywood Park. Have you been yet? You should really check it out while we have this beautiful weather in Dubai. The lobby terrace gives you a beautiful view of the property, makes one forget that you are still in Dubai. Polynesian brunch What makes Lapita’s brunch different? We have been to a couple of brunches and I think what stands out with them is that the whole setup did not feel crowded and overwhelming. Brunch is hosted at Kalea Restaurant which occupies the whole ground floor that extends outdoors. Inside you will find salad area, sushi, fresh seafood, cheese table and generous choices of desserts. Kuya V kept going back for more nitrogen popcorn prepared by CandyKool.   Outdoors, you will find Chinese hot pot & noodles, roast beef with all the trimmings, curries and a grilling station. I sadly miss having some butter …

Splashing Fun at LEGOLand Dubai Water Park

We found ourselves back at the grounds of Dubai Parks and Resorts after the opening of LEGOLAND Dubai to check out the newly opened LEGOLAND Water Park.   I don’t have lots of photos because Daddy C took charge in documenting our day at the water park. Without further chitchat here’s our Vlog.  

barbecue chicken bento lunch box

Bento Lunch Box Menu January 8-12

Rice is a big part of our meals and this week I packed mostly rice meals for Kuya V. Our recipe used for the week is pan grilled bbq chicken and banana oatmeal cupcake. Join our lunch box packing FB group via this link. The aim of #LetsMakeLunchFun community is to inspire and help families prepare and pack healthier meal. This is the last week for you to win a Yumbox Panino from us! Details over at our Instagram post, here. Sunday– January 8: pan grilled chicken, banana roll-ups, carrots and strawberry. Monday– January 9: beef tapa, boiled quail eggs, rice, carrots, kiwi and watermelon Tuesday – January 10: chicken popcorn, carrots, strawberry and blueberries. Wednesday – January 11: hotdog sushi rolls, fruits and banana oatmeal cupcake. Thursday – January 12: sausage tortilla, fruits, carrots and chocolate wafers You can follow us on Instagram, @cuddlesandcrumbs for more lunchbox ideas and feel free to use #LetsMakeLunchFun hashtag on all your packed meals.