A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

Date Ketchup and Chicken Bites
“You’re making what?” was the question I was asked by MarocBaba and American Grandma after I told them I was making ketchup. MarocBaba added quizically “why would you want to do that? – there’s a bottle in the fridge.” Truthfully I wanted to see if I could do it.... Read more
{Guest Post} Chicken with Preserved Lemons from Mother Would Know
I’m in New York City and Washington DC with my family for the next few weeks and knew that my time would be limited.  You may have noticed I’m not posting as often, I apologize.  I’m working in a small kitchen without all the ingredients and tools I normally... Read more
Ginger Lime Grilled Chicken and Peanut Salad
The heat index is supposed to be around 105F today.  I will not be turning on the oven for even a second!  When we first looked for a house to rent, central air conditioning was not something I worried about.  I was more worried about finding a home that... Read more
Gluten-Free Biscuits and Chicken Sausage Gravy
When I was growing up my family would take regular vacations to Florida. We didn’t travel the luxurious way (i.e. airplane) we drove.  From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Florida is a 27 hour drive at least.  Not so much fun when you’re stuck in van hour upon... Read more
Lemongrass Basil Chicken Pasta
I grew up eating pasta of every shape and size.  From the time I could stand on a chair and see over the kitchen counter my grandma had me by her side rolling pasta and gnocchi. Meals of fresh noodles coated in butter and asiago cheese were common. Chicken... Read more
Grilled Yogurt Chicken
Last week when I was playing with my Bombay Potato idea I knew it needed some type of protein to add to the meal.  Thankfully the spurt of cold weather following our March heatwave has gone and it was warm enough to grill outside (again). I thought of a... Read more
1940’s Morocco: World War Two
If there was one decade I was looking forward to writing about it was this one. I’m sorry I missed it last week but I wanted to do it justice and just didn’t have the time.  The decade that Morocco entered the minds of most Americans was the 1940’s.... Read more
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  One of my favorite go-to recipes for a quick dinner is chicken stir fry. We’ve been eating a lot of rice and while I normally would serve stir-fry with more rice it was time to change things up. There really is no “right” way to make these. The... Read more