Cuban Comfort in Abu Dhabi: Reliving the Magic of Abuela’s Picadillo

Standing in my kitchen in Abu Dhabi with the smell of onions and garlic swirling around me, I close my eyes and am instantly back in my abuela’s kitchen. I miss the noise and bustle and wonderful scents of adobo criollo. Today, I am recreating a beloved Cuban dish that holds a special place in […]

The not-so-barren desert

When we think of vibrant biodiversity, it is the Amazonian jungles, the American Great Plains or the vast oceans that come to mind. For good reason, as they have been a source of pharmaceuticals, nutritionals, and biomass for energy products. It is for that reason that so many of us support conservation efforts to prevent […]