Home sweet home! It feels SO good to be back in Dubai and getting into the swing of things again. No matter how well you balance your holiday with food and fitness, it’s inevitable that it’s going to be that little bit unhealthier than your typical routine. I don’t worry about it because life is short, and holidays are there to relax! It doesn’t mean you have to throw everything you know out the window but for a week or two, it’s fine to have a little more flexibility.
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Just before I left for the UK and Spain, I did an interview with Emirates Woman magazine. It was a really lovely feature all about the reasons behind eating clean, the lifestyle it brings and the types of food that go with it! I created a new dish for the feature that encapsulated everything the article was about. Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring and so I wanted something that was nutritious and unique but scrumptious at the same time! Also something that people with any level of cooking experience could create, there’s so much enjoyment in creating your own dishes and you don’t need to be a trained chef to do so…I’m certainly not!
The dish is a Raw Thai Beef salad with peanut dressing and it’s one of my favourites yet! All the vegetables used are uncooked which means they retain their highest nutritional value and add an amazing crunch to the salad. The rare beef is infused with ginger, garlic and lemongrass giving a fresh and healthy take on steak and the peanut sauce brings the whole dish together with sweet and strong flavours. It’s the perfect easy meal, for lunch or dinner, that is filling and completely satisfying! Who ever said eating clean couldn’t be yummy!?
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!