I have always loved food and drink, perhaps a bit too much.  When my husband and I moved to Dubai this love affair deepened as the social life can revolve around countless brunches where we tend to consume our body weight in food and drink.   In an effort to be more healthy we have pursued the usual diets of counting calories, juicing and sweating hours in the gym.  Nothing really seemed to work until we started to go back to basics and cut out all processed food, juices and sugars.   We tweaked this further by making sure we ate low carbs,  and no grains.   This has been the best thing for our bathroom scales, and even better, has shown results without hours of sweating at the gym.    We know what we should and should not avoid and if we do “overindulge”, we know how to undo it the following week and ignore the cravings caused by the sugar rush.   We have since moved from Dubai and are now face with even more temptation in Europe with a wider choice of foods!

The great thing is that this has lead me to so many new recipes and also made me recreate some of my old ones to adapt to a low carb/gluten free lifestyle.   I love cooking and can spend many happy hours in the kitchen so to keep finding more recipes that suit our new eating plan is such fun.  The husband is loving the tasting experiments that come his way as chief taster.   The best thing is that we are not compromising on taste by eating this way either.   To save myself the time of going door to door with a scrap book of my recipes in order to convert others to my new way of cooking and eating I thought I would put them all in this blog.   Additionally, as a domestic Diva I will be including household and other tips that I use in order to pursue a more natural life.    Oh, and there are a few grown up drink recipes…that are not quite part of this natural life style, but hey, a Diva has to live a little..

31 Responses to “About”

  1. Trini September 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Hi – How are you? You have some amazing recipes on this blog! Alot of them use coconut flour, which is great, since these are exactly the kind of recipes I’m looking for. However, I’ve been looking for Coconut flour in Dubai for a while now. Where do you get yours?

    • Angie C September 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

      Thanks! I ended up buying my coconut flour online from Amazon as I could not find it anywhere in Dubai either.

  2. Raq October 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Glad i found your blog whilst searching for coconut flour in Dubai…can’t wait to try the recipes you have!

    • Angie C October 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Sue October 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi Angie, Can’t believe I have found your blog. It is going to be a huge help to me as my hubby is waiting to be diagnosed Coeliac ( all symptoms point to it). Diabetic and Coeliac!!!!! I’m going to need all the help I can get !!!!!

    Only wish you still lived next door to my Mum so we could share the test tasting with Harold …lol!!!!!

    Thanks again!…and keep those recipes coming!

    • Angie C October 19, 2011 at 7:49 am #

      Am so delighted to hear from you and what a small world it is! Hope the hubby is okay. Please let me know if there is anything you want to see as I love a kitchen challenge! Love to your mother x

  4. Anna October 21, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    I wanted to let you know your recipes have been great! I am a student in college and 1 of my roommates and I have both recently had to make the change to a gluten free life style. I also loved your adult drinks recipes as well! Thanks!

    • Angie C October 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

      Thank you so much Anna! Glad you are enjoying the recipes..and the adult drinks!

  5. lovescomida March 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi Angie,

    I’m so glad to have found your blog! Looking forward to trying your recipes (especially the gluten free sandwich wrap!)

    • Angie C March 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      Hope you enjoy the recipes!!

  6. IshitaUnblogged May 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    One blog that I surely need to be following – one issue that I’m struggling with over teh past few years:(((

    Look forward:)

    • Angie C May 6, 2012 at 10:24 am #

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the blog x

  7. Jess August 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Hi Angie, my husband and I are just starting out on the “primal” diet with no/low carbs – it isn’t easy as I do love my food but I am so excited to try out all the recipes you have on your blog!! Thank you so much for sharing them! As I am writing, the almond bread is already baking in the oven :-)

    • Divalicious August 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Jess! I hope you enjoy the recipes. Please let me know how you get on!

  8. Nehal August 9, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    HI Diva, many thanks for the awesome recipes -I’ve already tried a few and they are delish!! Quick question -where can I buy the chickpea flour you used in some of your recipes?

    • Divalicious August 10, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      Glad you like the recipes! The chickpea flour can be purchased in most supermarkets or small Asian shops. It has a few names, Garam or Besan flour. Enjoy!

  9. vinicooksveg September 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    You have wonderful blog with so many varieties! great one! Thanks for sharing them!

  10. Kavitha December 9, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Hi ! Great recipes and i look forward to trying them….would you be able to let me know where you found almond flour in Dubai ?

    • Divalicious December 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      Hi, any supermarket sells it. Carrefour and Geant sells it in the spice section and has barrels of it!

      • Divalicious December 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

        It is also know as ground almonds!!

  11. Melissa Brody May 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Such great recipe! I’m so glad I discovered your blog. I think it was the avocado stuffed tomatoes that really won me over :)

    • Divalicious June 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      Awwh! Thanks Melissa! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  12. eatpraybake January 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I love your blog already :) So many awesome recipes

    • Divalicious January 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

      Awh, thanks! I love the photos on your blog! Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the recipes x

  13. April Murray June 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Your recipes look really delicious! I look forward to following you :)
    -April from The Thin Kitchen

  14. ann jackson August 3, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Hello Anna…. Wow what can i say but thanks i’m so inspired by your blog, why haven’t i discovered you sooner!! have been looking for a low carb gluten free way of eating and was thinking “how am i going to cope” !! …. can’t wait to start cooking and i don’t where to start as spoilt for choice…… as they all look so delicious


    • Divalicious August 3, 2014 at 10:19 am #

      Thanks so much for the kind words Ann. Glad you like the blog and hope you enjoy the recipes!

  15. Judy September 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    I am so excited to find your blog. I am 56 and in need of a healthy life style. I, like you love am passionate about cooking and baking. Its almost like therapy to me. I’m hoping you can teach me how to cook low carb no sugar recipes. I have high blood pressure and have lost 50 lbs 3 times. Problem is I gained it back everytime. My Son is a fitness nut and turned me on to this slow carb diet but I feel so tired and believe I need a little more carbs. Can’t wait to try your recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    • Divalicious September 22, 2014 at 8:21 am #

      Hi Judy! I’m glad you found me! Have you tried to increase your healthy fat content? I find eggs with avocado in the morning will keep me going until lunch time happily! Wish you all the best in your diet and let me know how you progress! Happy baking!

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