Chicken and Walnut Tajine with Quince Paste

Quince Tajine

MarocBaba and I always come to a head when I start “playing” with a tajine.  To him there’s no messing with an original.  When I started to put this tajine together he thought it was another attempt on my part to make something new. But, I first saw this tajine in Paula Wolfert’s Food of […]

Chicken B’stila Soup

bstila soup

The first time I went to Morocco, our tour somehow left off the best Moroccan foods.  We ate the same chicken and olive tajine day after day after day.  When we left Morocco I didn’t think much of the food at all. To this day my dad refuses to eat Moroccan food. When I went […]

Date Ketchup and Chicken Bites

Chicken Tenders with Date Ketchup

“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. Ketchup goes quick in our house. […]

{Guest Post} Chicken with Preserved Lemons from Mother Would Know

Jewish Moroccan Tagine with Preserved Lemons

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 have.  It’s improvisation at it’s best! […]

Ginger Lime Grilled Chicken and Peanut Salad

Ginger Lime Grilled Chicken

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 had a low cost heating source. […]

Gluten-Free Biscuits and Chicken Sausage Gravy

Gluten-Free Halal Biscuits and 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 hour.  We would drive the entire […]