Hello there, and welcome! I’m Muna, the writer, editor, cook, food photographer, and videographer at Munaty Cooking. I’m also the mother of a bright and handsome young man who always inspires me. I’m from and reside in Sharjah, an emirate in the United Arab Emirates.
I founded Munaty Cooking in 2012; it was a humble beginning where I took pictures with my trusty Sony snapshot camera.
My mom taught me how to cook. I used to get up early in the morning when everyone else was asleep to help her make breakfast. Cooking with my mom was fun, but I enjoyed her company more. I was nine years old when I first learned how to make Plain Bread, so starting a food blog was no surprise!
I didn’t make it to culinary school; I wish I did. I chose a different career and became a Banker and Financial Analyst; that sounds strange, right? But with time, my passion for cooking made me a full-time food blogger.
Education and knowledge opened many doors; hence, I studied food photography with natural light through Foodtography School and with artificial light enrolling in Artificial Academy. I didn’t stop there because I wanted to learn more about food videography, and I joined the best place; The Food Video School.
I’m still learning and appreciating every moment of it!
My Fav Recipes 8 Recipes
What does the word Munaty mean?
Munaty is an Arabic word and a variation of my name. It means (My wishes or my desires). Those close to me call me Munaty.
Fun Facts About me
- I speak, read, and write three languages: Arabic, English, and Urdu.
- I love watching horror movies. I have watched American, Arabic, Asian, and European horror movies.
- My favorite singer was Madonna until I turned 19!
- I’m allergic to cats but love them and live with one.
- I’m not comfortable in front of the camera. Instead, I thrive while operating one.
Companies Muna worked with
I had the pleasure of working with elite companies like Hellmann’s, Penna, Melissa’s, Swissmar, Nestle, Arla, Tasty Bite, and many others.
My recipes were featured in
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What’s on Munaty Cooking?
On my blog, you will find recipes from around the world to bring new delicious dishes to your dinner table.
I now concentrate on simplifying the recipes people make at home and order from restaurants. I want to teach you how to cook food better than takeout.
I keep the recipes straightforward and, in some cases, guide you through the substitutes available to meet your needs. For example, I have Eggless Brownies and Eggless Chocolate Cake recipes if you are allergic to eggs.
What recipes you won’t find on my blog
Recipes with alcohol, pork, and shrimps won’t make it to my blog.
Before you go, thank you for visiting my blog, and please know that I like to hear from you. Feel free to email me and suggest recipes you would like me to make, or just to say “Hi!”