Thanks to all for your supportive comments! Yes, I am safe and back in Doha, Qatar. Hoping to go back soon to chase more eats. It's truly amazing how the pursuit of food can instantly unite people from all walks of life. It only goes to show that all of us SE readers speak the one true universal language!
I am "between blogs" at the moment (i.e. I'm not hip to the game yet) but you can find me on twitter @Mustafa3000.
I will try and track down a few recipes to share; finding a single one is nearly impossible.