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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – Recipe 2 by Naz Allawi

From The China Study Cookbook by Leanne Campbell, PhD. I made these for my girls often: 1 banana, mashed 1 cup milk (non diary if you like) 3 tbl spoons of Agave Nectar I teasppon vanilla 1

Fessenjan Stew – Recipe 1 by Naz Allawi

This is one of my favourite recipes Fessenjan stew and is one of the most popular Iranian dishes. 5 Tbsp. olive oil… 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced 2lb. chicken legs/thigh/breast, cut up 1lb. butternut squash,

Poems by Madeleine F White – A Working Mum

I Want – October 2014 I want to drown in their laughter I want their kisses to smother me I want their tears to stab me I want their smiles to pierce me Whilst the memory of

Mentorship and Working in Hotels as a Career

I have heard about mentoring, and think I would like a mentor; what do I do and why is it important? My name is Sura. I am 32 and recently started a new job. I met my

Nina Business Showcase: Meet Sarah, Mistress of Fashion Fusion!

Sarah Albayati is a fusion of Arabic, Turkish and Kurd: something she is very proud of! Having graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad, she set out to be a fashion designer, reflecting her passion

The Secret of a Successful Working Partnership

Leading archeologist Jane Moon and her husband Dr Robert Killick share the secret of a successful working partnership. The couple are leading a team of 16 to unearth the old Babylonian settlement of Nasiriyah. The archaeology of

The current legal status of Iraqi women

Raya Abu Gulal I am delighted to be editing the Laws and Ideas page for Nina, as I believe that creating a safe environment legally for women to work and do business in is essential for the

Past Strength: Insights from the past, creating strength today

Nouriya Shaya turns 90 this year. The first female bank manager, responsible for all Rafidain bank branches outside Baghdad, tells her story. I come from a family of successful merchants, with high expectations for women to be

WEEnable – Nina Reaches for the Sky with Faruk Mustafa Rasool

The Iraqi billionaire industrialist shares the secret of his success – Women’s Economic Empowerment! We had risen early and were driving from Erbil through the mountains to Suli, welcomed by a glorious dawn. I had arrived from

Oil and Gas Industry Insights

An introduction to our new columnist, Samar Rassam-Whitticombe I am the founder and director of Somer Industrial Project (SIP). I was born in Iraq and graduated from the University Of Technology with a BSc in control and system