Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pide (Turkish Pizza)

Pide (Turkish Pizza)

Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 20 mins

Serves: 4-6


- Dough:
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp instant yeast
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp extra olive oil to brush pides 

- Filling:
3 tbsp olive oil
250g ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
A handful of parsley, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
A pinch of cumin

1-Mix flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt.
2-Pour olive oil and add water little by little. Use your hand to combine them well until you have a soft dough.
3-Cover it and wait to rise for an hour. 

4-Heat olive oil in a skillet.
5-Add ground beef and onion, cover it so that it releases its water.
6-When it starts to absorb its water, add peppers and spices, stir.
7- Cook it for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
8- Let it cool. Add chopped parsley when it cools.
9-Preheat oven at 180C.
10-Dust a little flour on the counter or on a wooden board.
11-Make a log from dough and cut it into 16-18 eaqual balls.
12-Dust the counter again and roll one of the balls out thin giving it an oval shape.
13-Put some filling in it and stick the edges of pide.
14-Repeat the same steps until you finish all balls. 

15-Brush each pide with olive oil and bake them at 180C until golden, for about 20 minutes.

16-You can use a frying pan to cook it. Using medium heat, cook uncovered for 3 minutes then lower the heat and cover and cook for 4 minutes. Lastly, uncover and cook for a further 2 minutes.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

How to get clear skin

1-Always wash your face in the evening even if you were not wearing any makeup to wash off.

2-Staying hydrated will always help your skin stay healthier and therefor more clear.

3-Getting an appropriate amount of sleep, about 8 hours also gives your skin the time it needs to heal.

4-Changing your pillow case weekly will make sure there isn't an oily, germs build up rubbing against your face every night. As you can imagine that is not very good for your skin.

5-If you pick at your skin, even at the blemishes, try to stop doing that as much as possible. Picking and pinching blemishes only makes the germs spread under the surface of the skin, infecting your face further. 

Hope you found this post helpful. Until next time, take care!

Much love, 

Nonesema ♥


Monday, February 9, 2015

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate


-1 cup of milk.
-2 tablespoons of Nutella.

-1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
-Pinch of cinnamon.
-Mini marshmallows (optional).


Pour about 1/4 of the milk into a saucepan on medium-low heat.
Add the Nutella and whisk until blended.
Slowly stir in the remaining milk.

Then add cocoa, a pinch of cinnamon and whisk until hot and frothy.
Add mini marshmallows as desired.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Scrub How to Make a Sugar Lip Exfoliating Scrub



You will need…

-A tablespoon of brown sugar or white sugar.

-A dash of honey (just enough to make the sugar really stick together) OR a bit of olive oil.

-A small container.

How to do it:

Mix a tablespoon of brown sugar with just enough honey (or olive oil) to get it to stick together.Spoon into a container and use within 1-2 weeks.

How to use:

Once a week rub the scrub onto your lips, vigorously enough to loosen the dead skin. Let it sit for 1 minute, and then wipe off with a damp washcloth. Apply lip balm after use.

Until next time, stay pretty… inside and out 


Much love, 

Nonesema ♥

Source: Eslam Ghazala blog