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.

Comments

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    Abid
    March 8, 2011

    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. :-)

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      Anita Menon
      March 8, 2011

      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.

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        Abid
        January 30, 2012

        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. :-)

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    vegetarianirvana
    March 22, 2011

    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.

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      Anita Menon
      March 22, 2011

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

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    Plateful
    April 11, 2011

    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!

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    Tanvi
    May 8, 2011

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

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    Pia @ Peppercorns in my Pocket
    July 27, 2011

    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!

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    Androgoth
    July 28, 2011

    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

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    Lakshmi
    July 29, 2011

    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

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    Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth
    August 9, 2011

    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 !

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      Anita Menon
      August 10, 2011

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

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    Ally
    August 10, 2011

    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!!

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      Anita Menon
      August 10, 2011

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

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    tanya
    August 13, 2011

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

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    Swati Sapna
    August 16, 2011

    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 :)

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    bhavani/ameanderingmango
    August 22, 2011

    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!

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    Bhavika Gambhava
    August 31, 2011

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

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    Priyanka
    September 3, 2011

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

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    Archuscribbles
    October 3, 2011

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

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    Cassandra @foodmyfriend
    October 11, 2011

    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!

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    Nada (One Arab Vegan)
    December 3, 2011

    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!

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    Anzz
    January 15, 2012

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

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    Emma
    January 31, 2012

    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

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      Anita Menon
      February 6, 2012

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

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    Zunaira Afzal
    December 10, 2012

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

    Zunaira Afzal

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    Zunaira Afzal
    December 11, 2012

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

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    Cucina Amore
    September 14, 2013

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

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    Aditya
    October 13, 2013

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

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      Anita Menon
      October 14, 2013

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

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    afracooking
    May 4, 2014

    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!

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    My Kitchen Moments
    June 5, 2014

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

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    Sajan (a mallu foodie from Bahrain)
    August 5, 2014

    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

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    Lucille Clarke
    October 1, 2014

    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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