Author: Abigail

cheese cupcakes

Recipe: Cheese Cupcakes

Cupcakes loaded with cheddar cheese! I can’t decide whether its savory or sweet but I can guarantee you that the cupcakes are delicious. Chloe sells cupcakes at her Kuya V’s basketball practice and these always gets sold out. The batter has cheese in it and topped with more cheese. My kids have been using their own money to buy stuff that they want while we (the parents) cover every thing they need. I will share more how we are (hopefully) teaching them to be more responsible with managing their finances well. We have always baked using grams, below I roughly converted it in cups. Recipe yields to more than 2 dozens depends on the size of your cupcake pans.

Movenpick Friday Brunch

Giveaway: Back to School Friday Brunch

Giveaway! Celebrate your kids milestone of adjusting well to school life with a Friday Brunch. We did just that at Movenpick Bur Dubai’s ‘Back to School Friday Brunch’. It was a well deserved treat for the kids and us parents too. They offer a wide variety of food selection to cater to every one’s liking. Some meals were even served in a tiffin box keeping up with the theme. A wheelbarrow carrying assorted seafood visits each table. A dedicated kids room located at first floor has a buffet which offers Movenpick’s Power Bites menu. I felt that the room needed more attention specially to keep younger kids entertained. Game consoles are available as well which kept the older kids occupied. The kids room is on the first floor while the buffet area was at the ground floor, I suggest that you accompany your children specially if they are under 6 years old. Join the giveaway over at our Instagram page, here.   Terms and Conditions: The gift voucher is for a Friday Brunch for 2 …

#LunchBoxTalk School Lunch Kit

#LunchBoxTalk – Prepare your kids Lunch Box Kit

Are you availing of the school lunch package or preparing one at home? Tin or plastic? Compartment or box type? Let’s talk about SCHOOL LUNCH KIT!  In this post I will share our favorite boxes and essentials that make my lunch packing easier. Also, check out previous post on Top 5 things you need to get your lunch kit ready. Collect this items! These things are stuff you can easily gather and build a stash off from eating out or having food delivered.   Table Napkins Wet Wipes Disposable Utensils Condiment Packets – ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper You will save a lot by making it habit to keep the extra things listed above you get for free. Wash disposable utensils after use to save more moolah, mama! Water bottles Whether you choose BPA free plastic or stainless bottles for your kids, you should ask yourself  – “How to clean the bottle” I prefer water bottles that has removable parts because yucky molds can build up in corners. Base on our experience any removable parts …

garlic bok choy

Recipe: Galic Baby Bok Choy

This is simple stir fried bokchoy is my favorite way to prepare this vegetable. It’s quick, easy, healthy and yummy. I prepare this as a side dish for fried meat or baked fish. Great for lunch box too. I get our Bok Choy stash from WestZone supermarket and during the winter season at the Farmers Market.  

Sharjah Art Museum

Explore the Sharjah Art Museum

We finally got a chance to explore Sharjah which is the nations heritage capital. The Sharjah Art Museum is home to one of the largest exhibit in the Gulf region featuring Arab artists that made an important mark in the region. A first time for our family of to explore a museum. It was fascinating to watch and listen to the kids interpretation of the painting in front of them. They argued that the artist could have given the art piece a better title. Some had a long description behind the painting while a few of them made us wonder more how they came to be. Martyrs by Faisal Laibi Sahi (Iraq) is a favorite. Below are some of our favorite pieces. Chloe was drawn to colorful paintings while Kuya V liked landscapes and portraits. The visit definitely fueled the interest to explore more of Sharjah. Entrance to the museum is free and guided tour is available upon request. For more information, visit the Sharjah Art Museum website.    

school memory keeper

School Memory Keeper

Our kids have grown taller and so much wiser as we bid farewell to another school year. They also have to say goodbye to special people who have helped shaped their personality, the Teachers. I found the perfect way to preserve school memories and very special graduation gift as well! Mel of More Organised shared the idea of gathering messages from teachers and have them write it on your kid’s favorite book. You, the parent will do this each year at the end of school year. It will be ideal if you can start this as early as nursery or baby daycare. I completely forgot about it last term, thankfully Harkee of As They Grow posted about it on her IG stories at the last week of Chloe’s school.  Late at night, I crammed looking for a hard bound  book with a lot of blank pages. Luckily, I have a hard bound copy of  “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!” by Dr. Suess. Still need to do this memorabilia for my eldest,  a reminder has …

Baked Chicken Quinoa Meatballs

Lunch Box Recipe: Chicken Quinoa Meatballs

Quinoa is high and protein and the only plant-base super food that contains 9 amino acids in one product. So.. I find sneaky opportunities to add quinoa to any dish – fried rice, chicken porridge,  and now MEATBALLS! My kids squirmed at the sight of quinoa because it tastes weird. I declare this a #MomWin because the little humans I feed did not complain at all. I am making a big batch to freeze to keep me sane on a lazy day.

Go watch! La Perle by Dragone

Last month, we had the opportunity to watch La Perle at Al Habtoor City. It was AMAZING! well more than amazing really, no photo or video you see online will do any justice to what the show has to offer. If you are clueless on what it is, read up! La Perle by Dragone is the first permanent show in the region, produced by cultural creative company Dragone, directed by the legendary artistic director Franco Dragone and brought to Dubai by the Al Habtoor Group. La Perle is a live entertainment, taking place in a tailor-made aqua theatre. So many things are happening in the show, don’t dare blink or you will end up missing something. One moment someone is walking on the ceiling then you will notice another performer gracefully dancing at the corner. Aqua Theatre The stage gets flooded and dry in a few seconds. I was scared that performers might fall in the pool while doing their routine. At one point, it was raining! More snippets of the show can be seen on …