Black Sheep for hungry souls

Sometimes the best moment is the one you didn’t plan at all. It was Wednesday. Originally, our plan was to try a new restaurant that I discovered in the local newspaper. We battled with Google Map to find the location and called the restaurant several times only to find out that it was closed and would open only in the evening. We haven’t given up yet! We will go again and try our luck soon (that’s why I won’t tell you yet about the place right now).

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Almost noon and our stomach started to growl, where to eat? Where to eat? After a while, we decided to head over to Black Sheep – a restaurant in Beau-Bassin that I first came across with my colleagues, not too long ago.

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As far as I could remember, the restaurant was quite busy on the day we went in, you could hear people murmuring and feel the eyes of others passing by on your food (which I hate, btw). I prepared myself for this exact atmosphere but to my surprise, there were barely any people around this time.

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We made our way inside, chose the table that we wanted and were warmly greeted by the waiter who gave us the menus. Now, time to make the most difficult choice of the moment- WHAT TO EAT!!!!

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Do you ever go through a menu, you see a dish and right at this moment you know that’s what you want to eat? Yes? No? OKay. That’s how I felt when I saw Beef and Creamy Mushroom Pasta on the menu. Right there, my choice was made. Jibran went for the  Black Sheep Beef Burger with extra chicken ham & pepper sauce.

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetL’eau a la bouche, right? I loved it, the texture was rich and perfect to my liking. The pasta was cooked just how I liked it.  What I didn’t like/ What was missing? A little bit of salt and a pinch of “pepz” was missing. The Indian genes in me are so used to have this spicy taste in my bud that I find my food tasteless without it.

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As for Jibran, he enjoyed his burger a lot even if the patty was kind of small for the size of the burger (p.s he has a HUGE appetite, so it might suit other people). The pepper sauce added just what was needed to the burger and therefore he highly recommends adding it. Jib also thinks that a little bit more on the choices of burgers that they provide would be perfect, otherwise, the taste was really good, service was amazing, atmosphere was tip-top.

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Are you drooling? Let’s do the rating game, shall we?

Food – 4.5/5
Price – 4/5
Environment *(on this particular day) – 5/5
Service- 5/5

Will I go again?  Yes, yes and yes. Definitely, the place to have lunch when you are around the area. The prices are goood and the delicious food will make you happy. Happy you = Happy Life. Did you enjoy this one? If yes, let us know where we should visit next in the comments below or via Instagram



An evening at Paul – Worth the hype?

Happy Sunday loves,

Today, I am coming back to you with a gourmet mouth-watering post. This year, I’ve decided to take my DSLR along with me more often and make it a must to capture the new places I visit. If you think I need to go somewhere and write about it, feel free to let me know in the comments down below or slide into my DM on my Instagram.

Last week, Jibran and I had the chance to drop by the new French bakery, Paul which just opened its doors at Bagatelle this January. Now, if you know me from Instagram, you will know that apart from my love of makeup, I also L.O.V.E food.

I consider myself very lucky that I have someone in my life who enjoys food as much as I do (or even more than me 🙈). We love discovering new places, enjoy testing new cafe in Mauritius and very often we discuss the possibility of opening up something of our own in the future.

So, it only made sense that we test out Paul and share our experience with you guys. We made our way around 2 30 PM, just in time as Paul closes their door at 15 00 PM to re-open again at 17 00 PM.

Upon our arrival, we waited for a few minutes to get hold of a waiter so that we could get ourselves a table. We won’t be too harsh on the service as we understand that they just opened, new staff, new people and it looked pretty obvious that they were struggling a little to manage the orders and the clients.

After going through the menu card, we finally made our choice(s). I ordered an Eclair au café which I spotted as soon as I entered the bakery and a special Paul Hot Chocolate.
Jibran ordered a Cappucino, a Croissant aux Amandes, and a Pain au Chocolat

… 15 minutes later, we were still waiting while chit chatting, taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful vintage decor when another waiter came to us to check on our orders… again. We confirmed our order for the second time and the waiting game continued. 

Finally, after a good 20/25 minutes, the goods started to make an appearance on the table. To our great surprise, after 2 times checking on our orders, they still got it wrong. Instead of the Croissant aux Amandes they gave us it an apple pie.  What happened was that they were out of the croissant but didn’t bother to check with us before replacing it with something else. We didn’t bother and weren’t mad as long as they got the other orders right.

After all this confusion and waiting, time to finally taste the pastries. And we absolutely loved them. The perfect consistency, the right texture, and heavenly taste.

To be honest, it was the best Eclair I had in a while (totally recommend it). The hot chocolate was exquisite, I’ve never tasted a hot chocolate that creamy and rich. It almost tasted like chocolat fondu. Chocolate lovers, you will be served! 

As for Jibran, he thought: ”The pastries were delicious, I haven’t eaten something that good in a while. However, it is slightly overpriced. I loved the ambiance -very cozy and the coffee was one of the best I had in Mauritius, yet!” 

We also really liked the fact that you have a variety of options on the menu, a lot of pastries to choose from and a decent amount of drinks for you to savor. Plus, you can enjoy an actual breakfast, lunch or dinner as you prefer. The menu card is not hard to read at all – which makes it easier to find your happiness if you are indecisive like me.

If we were asked to rate Paul, we would say:

Pastries – 4/5
Drinks – 4/5
Price- 4/5
Environment – 5/5
Service- 3.5/5

Will I go again? Absolutely, I cannot wait to go back soon. They definitely have to improve on a few things but.. there aren’t many spots like Paul on our little island where you can sit down to work while enjoying a drink or have a meal without the feeling that everyone is looking in your plate while passing by. This spot is a good one, small but still a cozy space where you can sip on a coffee with a pastry, of course – the perfect scenery to catch up with your girl squad or your chéri(e).




The Best Lemon Loaf you’ll ever taste 🍋

Full of lemon flavor, moist, dense, and rich. That’s what this cake is all about. 🍋

I’ve tried countless internet recipes for lemon cake and some were ‘O.K’ but not perfect while others were total fails. 


This recipe is an easy, no-mixer, one-bowl, whisk-together batter. It’s soft, springy, and moist without being heavy or dry, problems which often plague poundcake. Plus, you probably have all the ingredients on hand to make it and you can pronounce every ingredient used.

The cake itself is perfectly lemony, and the lemon glaze boosts the lemon flavor even more. Lemon lovers will be in their glory.


Let’s get started! 🍋🍋🍋

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 30 minutes


3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup yogurt (Nature)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Lemon Glaze
1 cup icing sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice, or as your liking/needed for the consistency of your choice



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease or flour your pan; set aside.
  2. Loaf – In a large bowl, add the eggs, sugar, yogurt, and mix until smooth and combined.
  3. Pour in the oil slowly while whisking to combine.
  4. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and MIX.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder, and stir until just combined and make sure you don’t over mix.
  6. That’s it! Pour your batter in your pan and don’t forget to eat the rest of the batter with your fingers (that’s the best part). Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is brownish. Use a toothpick/ a fork to check the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, you are all good!!!
  7. Allow your delicious cake to cool in the pan itself for at least 10 minutes before glazing.
  8. Lemon Glaze 🍋– In a small bowl, add the icing sugar and slowly pour your lemon juice while mixing it smooth and combined.
  9. Once you are done, pour your glaze over bread before serving.
    TADAAA!!! And you are done 🙂
  10. Grab yourself a hot cup of tea/coffee/infusion, sit down and devour this zesty cake 🍋 and enjoy life.Bon Appetit.png


Irresistible Tiramisu Recipe (NO EGG) 🍮

Hey loves,

Yesterday I tried for the very first time to make Tiramisu. Out of nowhere, since a few weeks, I’ve been wanting to make some. I’ve been looking for an easy recipe that doesn’t require too many ingredients and thanks to my cousin, I found the perfect one where you don’t need mascarpone cheese as it is not easily accessible in Mauritius (and is quite expensive). I tried and it was just MOUTH ORGASMIC. 😍😱 😵

I will be doing a large batch for Eid in a few days and I thought I would share the recipe with you guys because it’s very easy to make and tastes delicious! ☺️

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You will need: 🌸

▽ Philadelphia Regular Cream Cheese (300 g)

▽ Whipping Cream ( I use the brand “President”)

▽ Icing sugar

▽ Vanilla Essence

▽ Boudoir Biscuits

▽ Strong dark coffee

▽ Cocoa Powder

▽ Warm Water

That’s really it!

How to proceed : 

Prepare Filling 🌸

In a bowl, mix the Philadelphia cream cheese with a spatula. You can place your bowl under some hot water to make the cream cheese soften more quickly. The mixing part will also become easier.( I wanted to have the taste of extra cheese, so I added a few cubes of Kiri cheese).

Once these two are just combined, add your whipping cream until it holds still. If you are using an electric batter, make sure not to over mix because otherwise, your cream will turn into butter (which we don’t want).

Add icing sugar and the vanilla essence. Use as much as you like depending if you want the cream to be sweet or more cheesy (in moderation ofc).


Combine your coffee, 1 tablespoon cacao powder, and vanilla extract, in a wide bowl.

Let’s assemble, shall we?

Dip half of the boudoir VERY QUICKLY into the coffee, and line the bottom with it. You might find that you need to break a few into pieces to fit them in the dish or in individual glasses.

((P.s if your coffee is too hot, your boudoir will melt. Let it cool completely before starting this step.))

Spoon half of the filling over the boudoir and spread into an even layer. Then, dip the remaining biscuits very quickly into the coffee and arrange a second layer over the filling.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours.It is preferable to prepare it the night before.

Before serving, dust your tiramisu with cocoa powder/ milo/ coffee powder or any toppings of your choice. Leave out at room temperature about 10 minutes before serving.

Tadaaa!! ENJOY this delicious creamy dessert. You will never get enough. 💖


If you tried it, don’t forget to post a picture and tag me on Instagram!

Sending you loads of love my darlings, see you soon! 💖




Easy Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate chip Cookies

Hi loves,

I’m back with a recipe that I’m in love with. I like these cookies. They’re simple. They’re full of chocolate chips instead of raisins, but have oats which make them “healthy” (*wink wink*  I can eat as much as I want.) This recipe is quick, easy and fun. I still remember the first time I attempted to make cookies, it turned out so bad, they were all burnt and hard as a rock. Then I found a bunch of recipe on Pinterest, I combined a few recipe and made my very own recipe.


What you will need:

2 Eggs
3 cups of Quick-cook Oats
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour/ self raising
1 tsp Baking soda (ignore this ingredient if you use self- raising flour )
3/4 cup of Brown Sugar
3/4 cup of White Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 cup of melted butter (unsalted)
Chocolate Chip (Use as much as you want)

Steps :

1. Preheat the oven to 180oC

2. Melt the butter, and beat in the sugar until fully mixed together.

3. Carefully add in the egg and vanilla until just mixed, make sure not to overbeat.

4. Add in the flour and mix together until fully incorporated
(but try not to over mix to make sure they stay light and fluffy!)

5. Add the oatmeal, in small quantity and mix.
(At this point if you are using an  
electric mixer, it will slow down the machine and if you are using your hands, then you will get a good workout.)

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6.Stir in the chocolate chips (the fun part) and again try not to mix too much

7. Using spoons, form small balls and pop onto a lined baking tray leaving a bit of
space for the cookies to spread out.

8.Pop them into the oven and bake at 180oC for 9 – 11 minutes, until the cookies are
lightly golden brown. Slide them onto a rack for them to cool, if you can wait this

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                     Let me know if you bake them, I promise you will not regret it!


Friendship and Food ❤


Yesterday, I went to Curpipe to meet my good/best friends Sumi, Fat, Ayesha and Anjum. Since we left high school which has been 3 years now we haven’t had a chance to meet up all together.In school, we would always hang out together. Each of us studied different subjects and we were in different classes, but as soon as the bell rang for recess, I would take my food and run to Sumi’s class (which was our meeting point) and make sure to spend this 15 mins break together. Every one of us took our own path after HSC but the bond we shared is still intact! Every time, we planned a meet-up, one of would be missing (Fat, you know I’m talking about you). This time I literally threatened her and made sure everyone knew I would be very mad if someone couldn’t make it. And THANK GOD! everyone made it! It was such a sweet day, full of memories and crazy laughter. As soon as we meet up, it was as if we were seeing each other after a day, as if we never ever separated. The ” Do you remember, we did that…. ??” and gossips about each others lives began while we made our way for some shopping. Just after, some stomach started growling. It was time to feed our bellies. We went to a cute little restaurant called Poz Kfe found near the Supermarket Sik Yen. Sumi and I have been there twice and we always had a good experience, and so we decided to have lunch there. We had the restaurant to ourselves and spent almost 2 hours chatting and gulp down our delicious Mauritian food. After that we strolled through the streets and we decided to go at one my favorite place to have some desserts, Anjum and Ayesha never went there and thus it was a perfect excuse for me and Sumi to have a little cheat dessert. It was so much fun, we tried different cakes ( Chocolate Oreo Cake, Peanut Butter Cheese Cake and my all time fav, Red Velvet Cake).We all had such a great afternoon satisfying our sweet tooth and catching up! I love days like these.