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Moroccan Carrot Salad
Do your kids cringe at the sight of cooked carrots?  One of the easiest and most delicious Moroccan salads is this cooked carrot salad served at room temperature and dressed with a simple vinaigrette. When I was growing up I, like many other kids, wasn’t too fond of cooked... Read more
Moroccan Fried Chicken for #SundaySupper
This weekend is considered the start of summer in the United States.  So, it makes sense that the theme for this weeks’ Sunday Supper is Picnics. It seems like we missed spring and are jumping right into summer considering we’ve only been without snow on the ground the last... Read more
Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise for #WeekdaySupper
This week I’m participating in #WeekdaySupper, where contributors share easy meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table. As soon as the snow melts here, and sometimes when it’s still flying, our grill is on overdrive.  Most everyone loves grilled burgers, but I like to mix that... Read more
Tomato and Onion Salad
Moroccan salads are so important to the dinner table. One of the easiest, is this tomato and onion salad. It’s always on the table if there is fish being served and you’re likely to find it in regular rotation with many other meals as well. It may become a... Read more
Harissa Mayonnaise
I love scouring the condiment aisle at any market I find myself in. When traveling it’s one of the most interesting aisles to explore.  You can learn so much about people and their food culture.  I never knew mayonnaise was so easy to make! As part of my preparation... Read more
Braniya {Lamb and Eggplant Tajine} for #SundaySupper
The tajine is a Moroccan slow-cooker. It’s an ancient cooking pot originally used by the indigenous Berbers of North Africa. It is not only the word used to describe the cooking vessel but the meal contained inside. Braniya happens to be one of MarocBaba’s favorite meals, though it was... Read more
Mother’s Day Moroccan Ka’hwah {Coffee}
Morocco isn’t known for it’s coffee culture but I’ve found the “coffee culture” inside of many Moroccan homes to be my favorite part of the day. Arabica coffee sometimes mixed with spices and sometimes alone is brewed thick and served with plenty of sweet, whole milk. In honor of... Read more
Loubia {Bean} Salad in Tomato Sauce
If you asked my mom, she would probably tell you I wasn’t a very adventurous eater when I was a child. I liked all of the things every other Midwestern child liked.  Hot dogs and hamburgers, casseroles, and of course heavy doses of starches like pasta, bread, and potatoes.... Read more