A Very Moroccan Thanksgiving

Here, in the United States we’re celebrating Thanksgiving today.  This morning I’m doing a “Turkey Trot” with my mom and step-dad, and while some people will be running the 5 mile course, we’ll be walking it.  You have to start somewhere right? It’s a low-key kind of day, with the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, a screening of Brave, and roasting marshmallows once the sun goes down. I’m even making a promise to myself to shut my phone off.  That’s right – OFF!

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In honor of today’s festivities I thought I would share some ideas to jazz up your table with some Moroccan inspired fare.  Maybe you’ve already got the meal covered, or you’re still scrambling to find just one more side dish.

The Snacks

Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas

Places a few dishes of Savory Chickpea Snack Mix for your guests to munch on before the big meal.

organic pumpkin seeds

Spicy pumpkin seeds are a favorite and can be made quickly by mixing a little bit of harissa with the dry seeds.

The Main Dish

Quince Tajine

My favorite fall tajine is chicken with quince and walnuts.  This tajine is packed with flavor and is not difficult to prepare.

Side Dishes

gluten free italian croutons

I’m making these croutons to use in our stuffing.  They are gluten-free and packed with delicious flavor.

Moroccan Spice Hasselbeck Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes not only look beautiful but when combined with some Moroccan spices, even better.

Paula Wolferts' Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Paula Wolfert’s Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect way to incorporate fall produce with a little pizazz.


Pistachio Fudge

You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now to make this Pistachio Fudge. Perfect last minute dessert!

Cookies made with argan oil

I made amalou cookies on a whim and they have turned out to be a family favorite. Serve with some mugs of hot tea to close out a busy day.

May you have a happy, relaxing and thankful day!

Oh and don’t forget to let me know what you’re cooking!