Meet Habiba, Masterchef and Care Champion

     July 27, 2020

I remember the first time I entered the kitchen was with my dad to make a chocolate cake to surprise my mum on her birthday, when I was 7 years old. That day it all started, just messing with the flour and squeezing the dough was something that made me so happy.

Throughout the years, my passion for food and cooking grew day by day. I started to look up different recipes and try cooking different kinds of cuisines just to see the pleasure in the eyes of my loved ones who really loved my dishes.

I think destiny also played a big role, as I fell in love and got married to a Pharmacist who has the same passion for cooking. And now, we have created a food blog together!

Brazilian Picanha Steak - a very simple but mouth-watering dish that everyone who tastes it loves. It is a very common dish in Brazil as it is cooked by street vendors, famous restaurants and for big family gatherings.  Picanha is a piece of steak known as ‘’The Rump Cap’’ or ‘’Sirloin Cap’’. It is so juicy and rich in flavour when it’s cooked through rotisserie. It is my signature dish.

As the famous quote says ‘’ Happiness is only real when shared’’. Coming together and sharing a handmade meal is the most communal and binding thing in the world.

For me, cooking plays a key part in most of the memories I cherish with my loved ones. I love inviting my family and friends over for dinner and crafting their favourite dishes. Or cooking and throwing parties full of different dishes for family and friends while celebrating events like Eid al-Fitr, Christmas, Birthdays, or any happy occasion. Luckily, my dishes are always in high demand.

Just knowing that my guests or loved ones like a dish that I made, or when they ask for the recipe, it makes me feel over the moon.

Safety comes first in the kitchen. And with safety, I don’t just mean about fire or burns, but food contamination. It is imperative to have good hygiene in the kitchen, and never contaminate raw items such as meat or poultry with surfaces that could be exposed to other items without being properly washed.

Food channels, YouTube videos, and blogs are an excellent source of delicious recipes for beginners to help learn tricks and techniques to cook at home with confidence.

And always remember, LOVE is the best recipe.

I joined our Qatar Office 5 years ago as a Claims Officer. For the past 2 years I have been working as a Technical Specialist Claims.

I am so glad that during my amazing journey at Allianz I have gotten the opportunity to work on many different projects serving Qatar, Dubai and Dublin, with so many talented, professional and wonderful people that I have learned so much from and consider them as family more than colleagues. 


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