As for the tie dye frenzy I went on, well I had bought a dreary white duvet cover and two pillowcases off of a flea market in my community for about 25 AED, and decided to tie dye them with some turmeric (that I borrowed from a neighbor lol). I found this post from Itty Bitty Impact and used it as my guideline for dying the fabric naturally and I have got to say I am in love with the results.
First, I put ¼ cup of turmeric into 12 cups of hot water and let boil.
Then, I tied up my fabric using anything I could find lying around the house: rope, rubber bands from my vegetables, lantern wick. lol
After that, I put the fabric in the turmeric solution and let boil for seven minutes (even though the blog post said longer but I just didn’t want the yellow to be too intense). Seven minutes later, I turned off the heat and let it steep for another five minutes.
I rinsed the fabric in cold water until the water runs clear and gave it a rinse in the washer with cold water.
Allow to air dry in shaded area and bask in the beauty that is dying your own stuff.
Here’s the link that I found the recipe on, check it out: http://www.ittybittyimpact.com/how-to-make-natural-fabric-dye/
Sun-steeped ginger, apple, and rooibos iced tea and a turmeric tie dye frenzy.
On a typical 42 C degree day in Dubai you’re rather limited to the things you can do outdoors in the sun during the afternoon–slather some oil and bake in the sun? Pool? Beach? I decided to take advantage of the sun and make my own sun-steeped iced tea. Super easy, very versatile, hardly costs a thing, and oh so delicious. I made two kinds: apples, ginger, and rooibos iced tea and pomegranate lemon iced tea. The recipe for both is pretty much the same, a bag or two of tea in some water with whatever ingredients you want to infuse it with, close tightly, and leave in the sun to steep. 2 hours later, bring indoors and put in fridge. Sweeten with honey if desired and serve with plenty of ice and sprigs of mint. Voila! Easy, refreshing, homemade iced tea that you could boast about!
P.s. It makes a very thoughtful and personalized gift.
Brunch with the Mr.
#brunch #homemade #madewithlove #breakfast #heartyandhealthy
Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast and Creamy Yogurt Dressing
I just made a delicious, easy, and healthy version of a taco salad for dinner, here’s how to make it.
You will need:
– multi grain tortillas
– 1 ripe avocado
– 1 tomato
– spring onions
– Greek yogurt
– grilled red bell pepper
– coriander leaves
– chicken breasts
– crunchy lettuce
– salt & pepper
– chili flakes
For the creamy dressing mix ¼ of a cup of yogurt with a tablespoon of olive oil, lime juice, coriander, chili pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until no longer pink in the middle.
Assemble all the other ingredients and add the grilled chicken.
Serve with some multi grain tortillas.
#india #goa #peppers #goodfortune #goodluck
#detox #dubai #food #healthyeating #healthy #orange #organic #blueberry #basil
Orange & Blueberry enfused water.
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Cannot stress how utterly easy, delicious, and healthy for you this is!
Grab any ol’ empty jar, pitcher, cup, container, or mouth you find and put in:
– Slices of orange (lemon)
– Handful of blueberries
– Torn up mint or basil leaves
Allow to infuse for anywhere from 2 hours to 24, drink, and enjoy!
Next time you eat a banana and think you’re done, think again! Aside from all the obvious health benefits bananas provide—you know being packed with anti-oxidants and manganese and whatnot—the banana peel can be used for various benefits as well!
Take one section of the peel and rub your face with the inner part. This helps to gently exfoliate any dead skin while also nourishing and moisturizing the face. Natural, chemical – free exfoliant? Yes, please!
Take another section of the peel and rub your teeth with it. No, I am not joking! Rubbing the inner part of the banana peel acts as a natural harmless whitener for the teeth. Double win!
And last but not least, cut up any remaining peel into segments, and use as a natural fertilizer or compost for any plants you have in your home. Dig with a finger, place a segment, and bury again—the many nutrients in the banana peel will decompose in the soil and pack the soil with vitamins fit for any plant to absolutely thrive on!
Use what you have to the absolute fullest, it will save you money and eventually, save the planet. Do your part no matter how small it may feel, it WILL make the difference.