Iftar recipe: Courgettes with grilled Nabulsi cheese


You can have your grilled cheese and still stick to a low-carb diet says Noura of Yogalates Bliss in Dubai in her latest Ramadan recipe:

Roasted Zucchini stuffed with Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, Thyme and Melted Nabulsi Cheese | Created by Noura El-Imam of www.yogalatesblissindubai.com

Source: Iftar recipe: Courgettes with grilled Nabulsi cheese


Zoodles with Tuscan Kale and Mozzarella


Represent, Zoodles (One Spiralized Zucchini) tossed with a tablespoon of warm pesto sauce, shredded mozzarella and fresh Tuscan Kale leaves, juicy cherry tomatoes with a splash of lime for zest. Whipped this up under 5 minutes and one of my favorite ways to lunch over a big bowl of yummy goodness without the heavy-carbs from pasta!

Zoodles - Zucchini Noodles with Kale and Mozzarella

More weight on the lips, less on the hips. . .
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That Was A Delicious Rawsome Buddha Bowl by Essentially UAE!


After a long day practicing yoga under the glorious sun at XYoga Dubai festival this weekend, I couldn’t have asked for a more refreshing drink! The new Deep Green juice by Essentially is simply, outstanding being crammed with 402% Vitamin C and 159% Vitamin A thanks to the nutrient rich black kale and chard whizzed in there.

Essentially Dubai Organic Green Juice Kale

Of course that didn’t stop my hunger pangs so I picked up the new Buddha Bowl, a gigantic extremely generous portion of dehydrated mushrooms and sweet red bell peppers tossed over low carb cauliflower ‘rice’, chickpeas and quinoa for a healthy protein balance and a side sweet and tangy kick of miso dressing to drizzle all over – perfect complement to the earthy flavors. It’s safe to say, I got my complete quota of vitamins, minerals and protein for lunch which lasted me way past dinner time! Excellence – thank you Essentially UAE!

Essentially Quinoa Buddha Bowl Cauliflower Rice Low Carb

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Love Yoga? Inspired To Take Your Practice To The Next Level in 2016?


Learning is a never ending journey. If you have gotten hooked on to yoga and have been practicing regularly, you may feel that you’d like to complete a teacher certification course and share the endless benefits onto others while advancing in your own practice. And if you’re currently teaching, you might be looking to deepen your education to keep progressing as a successful yoga teacher and career path. Even if you do not plan on teaching, a great training will deepen your practice and knowledge into a more confident and advanced practitioner while opening you to a refreshing new outlook in life.

Our commitment at Yogalates Bliss to the quality of Yoga education delivered for the past 6 years is one thing we pride on by consulting, hosting and collaborating with master teachers from around the world who carry years of expertise, wisdom and a healthy dose of inspiration and happiness to you. Click – here – to read what our past graduates had to say. Heading into 2016, I’m excited to help you push through new boundaries and progress towards your goals in an incredibly supportive environment. Here’s our new year lineup of teacher training programs and registration is now open to all. Click on the flyer below:

2016 Dubai Yoga Teacher Trainings


Baked Bliss Kale Chips {Secretly Seasoned!}



It really is worth buying your own organic, locally produced curly Kale leaves and transforming this nutritious bunch of green goodness to the most addictive-healthy-snack when the craving for savory kicks in. It’s less of a dent in your wallet than the store-bought kale chips, less calorific with all the extra cheese and cashew “cheese” that goes into it and a winner with the secret seasoning I managed to dress this baked bowl of green jungle in my recipe below…..

Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” Click here to dive into the 10 great benefits of adding more kale to your diet. Now onto that recipe!


* 2 bunches of curly kale (really weight doesn’t matter as you will probably snack on the whole thing. 

* Nutritional Yeast by Bob’s Red Mill (purchased from the Organic Foods & Supermarket) or Parmesan cheese (if you’re cool with diary!)

* Knorr Vinegar with Paprika salad seasoning (yes, this is THEE secret seasoning giving a delicious tangy, zesty and slightly spicy kick!)

* Non-stick olive oil spray

* Parchment baking paper


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the curly leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale before coating it with non-stick olive oil spray. Massage generously into the kale leaves. This helps soften it up too. 
  3. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of nutritional yeast + Knorr secret seasoning for a zesty, tangy kick.
  4. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes. 
  5. Eat straight away! 

Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing

Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing

Roasted Organic Golden & Red Beetroot with Yellow Carrots in Ponzu-Sesame Dressing

It’s ironic that the irregular shaped organic produce can scare clients away when in fact, they taste just as great, if not, richer than the non-organic counterparts. I’m a big believer in eating LOCALLY and SEASONALLY. Organic is great, but why purchase a bombshell of a price if it’s been shipped miles away – and really defeats the purpose? Greenheart Organic Farms are pioneers when it comes to growing and delivering UAE local, organic and in-season produce. And your wallet will be in awe at how reasonable the prices are. And it’s a wonderful feeling to support your local farmers. Seriously. Check them out : www.greenheartuae.com

I chopped up 3 ruby red beetroots & 1 golden beetroot, 2 medium sized yellow carrot in thick chunks, tossed them with festive allspice (Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Ginger and Pimento), before roasting them on a non-stick pan, in the oven for 40 minutes (or until tender but has that golden crispy look round the edges). Then I drizzled the roasted beauties with 2 tb of Japanese Organic Citrus Ponzu Dressing and a dash of the incredibly delicious Sesame-Milk dressing purchased from a Japanese vendor in Times Square Mall. Otherwise a dash of sesame oil and dollop of yogurt works. Garnish with fresh rosemary and serve with steamed rice and bowl of yogurt to complement the earthy roasted taste and crunch. This…is the ultimate, healthiest, easiest, filling, comfort food for the soul.

ありがとう !!

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Sticky Miso Glazed Roasted Eggplant!


One Large Black Beauty Eggplant, Miso Paste and you’ve got  a delicious sweet and salty, sticky, thick, absolutely addictive healthy lunch to look forward to. This Japanese inspired creation left an imprint in the back of my tastebuds so I simply had to replicate and share it with you. And pretty simple to make. Just go ahead and order a black beauty fleshy eggplant from http://www.greenheartuae.com , purchase your Miso Paste from the Organics Food & Cafe and pretty much all the other ingredients  from your local supermarket.



1 large Black Beauty Eggplant, cut in thick round slices. Score them lightly with a knife.
Non stick oil-spracy
1 tablespoon of miso (fermented soybean paste)
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
2 teaspoons rice white vinegar



  • Preheat oven to 300°. Spray eggplant slices with oil and place on a non-stick baking pan. Roast eggplant, flipping once, until very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk miso paste and all ingredients with 2 Tbsp. water in a small bowl. Smear top of eggplant slices with miso mix. Broil until golden and charred in places, 4–5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds if you wish. Then I highly recommend serving it with cold low fat yogurt. The contrast of salty meets cold yogurt is a refreshing balance!



Zesty Zucchini with Lemon, Mint and Basil


A very healthy and organic delivery had arrived to my doorstep by Greenheart Organic Farms. A bag mixed with colorful produce and with a generous dose of Zucchini in there alongside mint and plenty of zesty lime, I have decided to create a very simple dish using these ingredients in addition to basil sprinkles for a sweet touch. The turn out is a crispy, golden and tangy creation paired well with steamed rice and my next recipe – a lighter version of the addictive Kashk Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Dish made with caramelized onions & saffron). So here goes from Yogalates Bliss in Dubai to you!

Zucchini, Basil, Mint and Lemon roasted to perfection !

Zucchini, Basil, Mint and Lemon roasted to perfection !

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