Posts Tagged‘Breakfast’

Khlii – Moroccan Preserved Meat

Have you ever seen Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods Morocco?  If so you saw khlii.  Overall I was disappointed with this episode because frankly it just wasn’t that bizarre to me!  When he tried khlii it was labeled as rotten meat.  It’s not rotten meat.  Khlii is made from beef or lamb that is seasoned and then dried in the sun for a few days – it’s like a natural dehydration.  It’s then cooked in a combination of oil, water and animal fat and stored.  The fat portion congeals and the pieces of meat are in the mix.  Khlii is then…

Cooking with M: Strawberry Parfait

It’s been a little sporadic around here as I work a few weeks ahead of time getting prepared for Ramadan.  I have so much planned for the month and I know that it’s going to really be awesome!  Today I’m sharing a little recipe that my oldest M made up.  Lately he has been my little taste-tester and experiment guy.  Even though it can be difficult to have kids in the kitchen I think it’s really important.  He amazes me with the flavor ranges he has and his willingness to try things.  Earlier this spring he wanted to taste ramps…

Moroccan Style Eggs and Veal Meatballs

This gluten-free thing is really resting my cooking skills and creativity. It’s REALLY stretching my limited baking skills.  I still haven’t been able to make a good bread, though a few have been decent, but not good.  Instead of trying to replicate bread that MarocBaba is so dearly missing I’m trying instead to come up with great meals so that he won’t miss the bread.  Breakfast proves to be extra hard without my usual backups like granola bars, toast, cereal, waffles etc.  There will be a lot of eggs and potatoes to be eaten for awhile until I master gluten…

Breakfast Harira

Breakfast Harira

Six years ago, I boarded a plane and set off to spend my last spring break in Morocco.  A few months earlier I had met MarocBaba and decided that I needed to go back even if it was only for six days.  It wasn’t my first international trip but it was a little different.  We had only known each other three days and I was going to be staying with his family.  I was so excited to see him but very nervous about staying with his family.  What was appropriate?  How should I act?  What should I wear? Add on…

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MarocBaba’s Four Dirham Snack – B’ssara

I am always looking to bring new recipes online that aren’t all over the place.  Last week we watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Marrakech on Cooking Channel.  It brought back a flood of memories and ideas but also made me a bit sad.  He messed with every traditional Marrakechi dish and made it into something it’s not.  Do you ever feel like maybe it’s best to leave good recipes alone?  Watching this was an impetus to remember some of the dishes that I have not shared with you and B’ssara is one of them.  When I told MarocBaba I was…

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Sfinge Take 2

The first time I wrote about sfinge it was 2009.  Whoa.  These Moroccan doughnuts are a big favorite in this house – and this looong winter I’ve made them several times for M and K.  (They usually have them eaten by the time MarocBaba gets around to them).  They love having them for breakfast in the mornings on the weekend with their hot cocoa and a few episodes of Avatar.  While I originally posted my recipe, I did not include pictures – that’s all about to change now. Recipe: Sfinge Summary: Moroccan Fried Yeast Doughnuts Ingredients 3 cups of flour…

Cooking with the Kidlets: Baked Oatmeal

If there is one thing my boys really enjoy it’s getting into my kitchen and “helping” mom.  They do help but it is definitely a test of my patience.  I try to let them help me at least once a week, generally on the weekends.  Usually it’s a group effort but I am starting to think it might make more sense to let each of them help one at a time, to cut back on their in-fighting.  Two weekends ago I ran into a recipe for Warm Baked Oatmeal Cake from Chefdruck Musings.  I so wanted it right then.  I…

American Breakfast: Duffy’s Delight

My mom cooked a lot when I was young but this recipe will ALWAYS stick with me and remind me of her. Whenever we had a family get together that involved brunch my mom made this dish.  Smelling it cooking immediately reminds me of Christmas morning when all of my family would come to our house to see all the presents Santa brought.  I’ve always liked this even as a young child.  I’m happy to say it’s also the first “casserole” my husband has liked! It’s really super simple and a great make ahead breakfast because it can be (and should be!) refrigerated…