About

Welcome to my little space that I call – The Slice of my Lyfe

Why lyfe and not ‘life’, you ask? Well, that is to say my life is always a bit flawed just like yours. Nothing is perfect, yet everything is beautiful. That is how I think of my lyfe.  Quite frankly, this blog and the other one I have, are my sincere attempts to feel good about myself and commit to things that I am passionate about – namely food, writing, being kind, my family, chocolate, my friends, reading and chocolate.

More chocolate..

I started this blog nearly 5 years ago and it has come a long way.  I have come a long way. This blog has witnessed the dilemmas of a new mother, the perseverance of a self-taught baker, a writer’s follies and plenty of other amusing things. It has seen a lifetime.

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Who am I?

I am a Digital Marketer and run my own company called The Butterfly Effect in Bahrain. Being an entrepreneur has been both rewarding and a decision that was not easy to make. But I am glad I did because it gave me the freedom to think creatively and pick projects that interest me. I live an expat’s life in the Kingdom of Bahrain with my husband and my daughter Mimi. These days my 4-year-old helps me with all my baking trysts and what do you know, she can bake some very mean, ultra delicious chocolate cookies and banana bread. My husband, volunteers to be our guinea pig tasting and nodding his head ( dare he do otherwise!)

What do I do on my blog?

Mostly I cook and bake,  take pictures and write with all my heart.

Apart from that, I also write a bit about the places that I travel to, post more pictures and try to see if I can capture the essence of my trips in a few thousand words.

Sometimes, I also get called to do some restaurant reviews. I write my views honestly about what I feel about the food and all the other factors that make a restaurant, the good sort and someone reading my post will feel compelled to try. I feel responsible and would not ever let any of my readers down.

I, also do product reviews, recipe development, recipe testing, and cook book reviews. I would like to write a cookbook  and start a digital food mag ( holler, if you would like to partner).

Yes, it is a bit ambitious but then that’s just me.

This blog is special because..

Recently, sliceofmylyfe.com won the best kitchen and dining blog award on Social Media Day and apart from that my recipes get regularly featured in local and international magazines.

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We can keep in touch..

My email – dazzler 29 at gmail dot com

My twitter handle : @sliceofmylyfe

My instagram : @sliceofmylyfe

Thank you for being here, visiting my site and trying my recipes. This inspires me every single day.

56 Responses to “About”

  1. Abid March 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    You are a taurean too, now i know why we have so much in common ! :-)

    I would recommend you try the below if you haven’t.

    1.The Honey restaurant- thai food in Manama
    2.Natnipura
    3.Rice bowl
    4.Foli in ummalhassam
    5.Butchers shop for great Steaks !
    6.Kontini- Diplomat Raddisson
    7.Wasmiya for ultimate Biryanis- the original Dum pukht.

    Many more but not worth the mention here. :-)

    • Anita Menon March 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      Hi Abid,
      Thanks for dropping by :)
      Of the restaurants in your list, I have only tried Natinpuram ( ofcourse, becoz its mallu). REst I have got to try. Thanks a tonne for the list. We gotto to meet up for one of them atleast.

    • Mugren Ohaly January 30, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      Hello Abid,

      Could you please tell me where Wasmiya is located?

      • Abid January 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

        Wasmiya is one the road which connects the awal cinema to the American mission hospital. When you from the awal cinema side, it is on the left hand side, you wont miss it. They have good hyderabad dum biryanis. :-)

  2. vegetarianirvana March 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Hi Anita
    Thank you for dropping by and for your gracious compliments,the writing part of the blog is what is challenging for me as the closest I’ve got to good writing is reading someone else’s work! So I feel the struggles I have in stringing words together is worth it when someone says you are doing O K. Thanks indeed.
    Good luck with your blog, I can tell you are a natural when it comes to writing and you are brave to talk about your life so honestly.

    • Anita Menon March 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks so much Sandhya for drotpping by. I enjoy spending time on your blog and learing about all the veggie cooking.

  3. Plateful April 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Hey Anita, I’m your neighbour from Qatar! Glad I stumbled into your blog through the Kerala Kitchen roundup. Just popped in to say hello. Happy blogging!

    • Anita Menon April 12, 2011 at 7:27 am #

      HI Nashira,
      thanks a tonne for dropping by. Popping over to yours right now.

  4. Tanvi May 8, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    Hi Anita,
    .Just grazed through your blog and thoroughly enjoyed.Thank you for stopping by in the neck of the woods :)

  5. It's My Thoughts June 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Anita is Bahrain your home country? love your blog :)

  6. Sneh | Cook Republic June 28, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Thanks for dropping by the blog Anita and I really appreciate your kind words :-). You have a lovely blog!

  7. Pia @ Peppercorns in my Pocket July 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Hi Anita, just spent my afternoon coffee-time browsing your blog, while my little girl takes her nap. It really is a slice of your life, and I really enjoyed reading it! Thanks again for dropping by my blog!

  8. Androgoth July 28, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    You have a very inspiring Space here my friend,
    and as there are plenty of yummy recipes on offer
    I think that i will return and take a longer browse,
    if that is alright I mean? Have a fun Thursday now

    Androgoth

  9. Lakshmi July 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Dear Anita,
    thank you for your kind words. You start your introduction here by seeing inspiration around you. It is a virtue. You are an inspiration.
    Lakshmi

  10. Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth August 9, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Hey Anita, Came across your blog through Nashira. She said that you guys met up and that you were from Bahrain ! I did all of my schooling over there and Bahrain always holds a special place in my heart. Infact, my parents are still there and I pop in once in a while. Loved your blog. Nice mixture of recipes, memoirs and musings. Keep up the great work !

    • Anita Menon August 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

      Thank you so much Gayathri. Missed meeting up with you. Hope that we can , when you come to bahrain or if I visit Doha.

  11. Ally August 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    thankyou for the encouragement!! you were spot on in terms of my assessing my attitude, where i do not compromise on substitutions especially if the recipe calls for something!
    hoping to keep in touch!!

    • Anita Menon August 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

      We will Ally. I like you already, because I am like you too. No compromise on the ingredients :-)

  12. Annapet (@thedailypalette) August 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Hello, Anita! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Now I get to discover and follow yours ;-).

    • Anita Menon August 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

      Thank you Annapet. I love your blog. You are a fabulously talented baker.

  13. tanya August 13, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    i like to recieve e mail updates from your blog avery intresting one

  14. Swati Sapna August 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Hey Anita! Stumbled across your blog via Nashira’s Plateful… I absolutely enjoy the way you write, girl! looking forward to browsing thru your posts at leisure :)

  15. bhavani/ameanderingmango August 22, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Hi – thanks for stopping by and leaving that lovely comment. You have a wonderful blog yourself! Will definitely be back for more. ps. your apple cake looks delicious!

  16. Bhavika Gambhava August 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Wow! It’s a privilege to know someone like you who is so competent in many diversified fields. (specially after studying Engg) Kudos!

  17. Priyanka September 3, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    Stumbled upon your blog from Ameena’s. Congratulations on being a new mum, cannot wait to read more!

  18. Archuscribbles October 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    nice to see some one from bahrain. was jus drifting and came across your profile..interstg articles.awesome pics..keep posting..gud lck :)

  19. Cassandra @foodmyfriend October 11, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    Hi Anita, I love your work and have added you to my ‘Blogs I Love’ list. I hope this is okay. Keep posting amazing articles!

  20. Cassandra @foodmyfriend November 1, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    Hi Anita,

    I have awarded you a ‘Liebster Blog Award’. Please see my blog for more info. http://www.foodmyfriend.com

    Have a great day!
    Cass

  21. Nada (One Arab Vegan) December 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi Anita, I’ve just stumbled across your blog and can’t believe I found a fellow Bahrain-based food blogger! I did a double take when I read the first couple of lines on this page :) Looking forward to reading more especially the restaurant reviews!

  22. Anzz January 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Anita, I just stumbled on your blog..Can not believe I missed it for so long..! I am from Bahrain too. Loved your site.

  23. Emma January 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Hi there, I just read on eat, little bird that vanilla pods are really expensive in Bahrain. I live in dxb and get mine at the spice souk in bur dubai/deira (always mix them up!) and they are really cheap – much cheaper than abroad.
    Lovely blog.
    Emma

    • Anita Menon February 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      Thanks Emma. I will check out the local souq here and see if they have vanilla pods that are cheaper than in the supermarkets.

  24. Cass @foodmyfriend March 6, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    I have a little award for you… :)

    http://www.foodmyfriend.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award/

  25. fivereflections May 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

  26. Neeraj Bhushan June 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    keep sharing. bests.

  27. Cass @foodmyfriend June 29, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Hi Anita, I have given you a little award… http://www.foodmyfriend.com/2012/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  28. Zunaira Afzal December 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Loved the intro. will soon read your blog as it’s so difficult for me to manage time. Good Luck. Keep Writing.

    Zunaira Afzal

  29. Zunaira Afzal December 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I nominated you for the “Blog of the year 2012″! visit my blog and check it out!

  30. Zunaira Afzal February 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Hey, I nominated you for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Visit this: http://zunairaafzal.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    Good Luck,
    Zunaira

  31. VelaneDeBeaute June 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I’ll stick around for Food, yay! =D

    • Anita Menon June 20, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Thanks !! :-) hope you enjoy spending time here

  32. Meghna July 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you choose to accept, its all in here:

    http://meghnagarg.blogspot.in/2013/07/this-post-comes-very-late.html

    Have always loved your writing!

    • Anita Menon July 29, 2013 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks so much Meghna. Congrats on yours!

  33. Cucina Amore September 14, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    reading this has been a positive encouragement for me to keep bloging! ;0 thanks for sharing ;)

  34. accordingtodina October 8, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Loved your blog Anita! Thanks for stopping by!

  35. Aditya October 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Your food photos make me hungry at 12 in the night. This isn’t fair! Please cook and invite! :(

    • Anita Menon October 14, 2013 at 6:46 am #

      Absolutely. Take a trip to this region and you know where to head for a sumptuous meal.

  36. Hessa February 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Wow! Great blog! I’m glad I stumbled upon it!

    • Anita Menon February 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

      Thank you Hessa for stopping by ! :-)

  37. afracooking May 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    I will have to thank Dimple as you found me through her blog which made me discover yours :-) What fabulous recipes, looking forward to following your cooking!

  38. My Kitchen Moments June 5, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    Hello Anita, just stumbled upon your blog. You have got a fantistic blog and enjoyed reading your posts. Following to read more…

    • Anita Menon June 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks so much. I checked yours and loved it. Following back ❤️

  39. Sajan (a mallu foodie from Bahrain) August 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Hi Anita..You have an awesome blog. All the recipes and pictures are just wonderful! Happy to follow you.

    Looking forward to reading more especially the restaurant reviews!

    cheers

    • Anita Menon August 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

      Thank you Sajan. Hope you enjoy them 😊

  40. Lucille Clarke October 1, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Hi, Anita
    Love that you are sharing your dad’s guidance in your life in your blog. I share my dad’s memories on my blog as I share my recipes. I am 56 years young and a first time student at college working toward my bachelors degree. I started my blog as a project but it has become my passion. Please feel free to check it out at http://www.fabulousfiftiesdining.blogspot.com

    Thank you,
    Lucille Clarke

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