Lime cashew mini cheesecakes

In the Netherlands Eid al-Fitr is called Sugarparty, which is kind of disrespectful when you think about it. Nevertheless, the number of cookies, cakes and sweets consumed on this day are huge. Knowing my family members would prepare different kinds of sweets, I wanted to make something refreshing and not overly sweet this Eid. A…

Moroccan Streetfood: Kalinti

Kalinti, also known as Karinti, Karantika comes from the Spanish word Caliente, which means hot (as in warm). Probably because this snack is served warm. Even though I have been to Morocco multiple times I had never heard of this Moroccan specialty. Until I was on holiday in the beautiful Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city. Here,…

5 Ideas to Stay Active During Ramadan

It’s easy to give in to a sedentary life during Ramadan. If there is a time you have a good excuse not to exercise, it’s during Ramadan, right? And believe me, I have spent many days in bed or on the couch for the most part of the day scrolling through Instagram and YouTube looking…

Ramadan Goals

First of all, I would like to wish you all a Ramadan mubarak. May this Ramadan be the best one yet, a Ramadan in which we increase our imaan and come closer to Allah and Jannah in sha Allah. I always feel like Ramadan is back again so fast. Ramadan itself on the other hand…

Coffee almond nice cream

Though I generally prefer popsicles in warm weather, now and again I like to indulge myself in some creamy ice cream. Nothing wrong with eating some ice cream now and again, but even better when it is a healthy version. I am therefore very happy with the ‘invention’ of banana ice cream. As I am…

Korean cucumber salad

This Korean cucumbersalad is my go-to salad when I feel like snacking on something savory, but I don’t want something very unhealthy. It is very suitable as a side dish as well. I came across a similar recipe while watching YouTube video and decided I would buy cucumbers ASAP. As soon as I tried it…

How to go from sloth life to running 5K

All of us want to be in shape, but as for most wishes, we have to work for it. And that’s where the struggle starts. When I was still working, I had periods in which I was pretty active doing workouts with YouTube videos and 7-minute workout apps, weight training, kickboxing (just a few introduction…

Tomavocadomash on toast

I love me some avocado, like billions of other people around the world. There are uncountable recipes with avocados, even those as simple as avocadomash. But I haven’t seen my mom’s version anywhere so I would like to share this one with you. It’s so refreshing and so much more preferable than a cheese sandwich,…

Welcome to ‘Health & Free Time’

Curious about how the blog ‘ Health & Free Time’ came to be? Read this post and get to know me and my journey toward being a healthy and productive muslim.

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