A bit about us

Described by their families as ‘The crock pot and it’s lid” Emma and Khalid are a pair of modern-day adventurers.

Both coming from geeky backgrounds – Khalid, a computer science major and Emma, a mechanical engineer, these two technical cook-for-fun chefs are not the first people you would trust with your dinner…Until now.

Brought together by a love for eating, cooking together was the first type of bonding this duo did, they then discovered their love for adventure and new experiences, which in turn led to more eating ☺

This blog will mainly cover their favourite topic, food, but they will also try to incorporate adventure into the eating, watch out for potjes and hangies!

Emma: The Modern Woman.

Armed with a ukulele and a love for carbohydrates, Emma is the one you want to trust with your fresh raspberry cheesecakes, home made pizzas, spaghetti Bolognese, and your 3-bean, pumpkin and carrot soups.

A recovering vegetarian with 7-years of experience, Emma would choose tofu over lamb any day. Emma promotes a varied diet and loves Yoga and travel-eating.

Khalid: The Caveman.

Left to his own devices, Khalid would eat fire-cooked meat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts all day for the rest of his life.

A believer in the paleo way of life, Khalid has been a practicing caveman for months, and loving it.

Weighing in at hefty 115 kgs (253 lbs) when he was 18 years old, Khalid has tried a variety of diets from the Rastafarian Ital to Pescatarianism, and finally arriving at the caveman diet, he thinks this one is here to stay, and it’s reflected on the scales.

10 years later Khalid still has a little fat kid trapped inside, which he keeps on a steady diet of fruit and exercise.

Emma loves to incorporate new ingredients into Khalid’s life, like quorn and textured vegetable protein.

Khalid still loves a good Bolognese, so he has introduced ‘fake’ spaghetti and ‘cauliflower rice’ into Emma’s evening meals.

We hope you enjoy this website, and everything in it.

Follow us on Twitter @cavemanmodwoman!

4 thoughts on “A bit about us

    • Absolutely! I take it you’re a fellow UAE-er? Mainly its a mix of Lulu and Spinney’s. Lulu for all the local vegetables and the majority of everything that we cook, and Spinney’s for any speciality items.

    • Hi Mo,
      Most of our ingredients come from LULU hypermarket, it has a pretty good selection if you hunt for it. We also used to have a wonderful organic place called Mazaraa just behind is but it seems to have closed. There is the organic cafe in Dubai and another good organic shop in Mazdar city. Spinneys has some good stuff too but for your basic ingredients lulu is by far the cheapest and really not bad. Any other suggestions welcome!

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