Welcome to The Messy Cook


I would first like to thank you for taking the time to visit themessycook.net. I’m an Australian born Middle Eastern expat, after having spent my childhood, teenage years and adulthood living between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia and Qatar. With so many restaurants in Qatar, we barely spend any time in our kitchens cooking as we would in our home countries. After a few weeks and months in Qatar, new residents gain around 5-10kg. Gaining weight in Qatar isn’t something abnormal its quite normal for those of us after eating out on a weekly basis is part of the norm. Last weekend instead of going out and splashing cash I decided to go to my local supermarket and stock up on some basic ingredients. With my music loud I looked out for simple recipe’s online, I started preparing the ingredients and suddenly hadn’t felt this happy in a long time. Even though I am a messy cook, there is nothing better than the wonderful smells coming from my kitchen.

I hope that after reading my recipes you will be at your local supermarket stocking up on ingredients for a weekend of cooking with your favourite music playing in the background.