MarocMama

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Moroccan Almond Date Milk
Stop in any patisserie in Morocco and you’ll find a back counter lined with all varieties of fruit. You’ll likely hear the whiz of blenders and frothy cups of thick liquid on the tables. While some patrons sip the infamous avocado smoothie that Morocco is known for, others choose... Read more
Cinnamony Sweet Moroccan Orange Salad
Salads in Morocco are a big deal. No matter what you will always find at least one, but usually several different small plates with salads served. Lately, I’ve been eating them simply as my meal. There’s a rice, potato, and corn salad (I know it sounds like a bad... Read more
Apple Pear Galette with Jarlsberg Cheese {Gluten-Free}
  Desserts and breakfast treats have, by far been the hardest items for me to replicate in a gluten-free version.  They also are the things that MarocBaba misses the most.  I think we all miss it.  I haven’t felt like it’s fair to enjoy these treats when I know... Read more
It seems like Ramadan has gone as fast as it crept up.  Today is the last day of fasting .  This week M starts 2nd grade and MarocBaba is back at school too.  I’m looking forward to a more regular schedule but it’s only a few weeks before we... Read more
Blueberry Cheese Pudgy Pies
Over the weekend we spent a lot of much needed time with family, enjoying each other and being outside.  I even took a technology break.  I rarely checked my phone, wasn’t emailing or checking in anywhere.  It really was a great vacation.  One of the things that we did... Read more
The Food that Soothes: Couscous for Breakfast
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I am a little nervous posting this recipe.  You see, until this weekend I never realized the level of reverence Moroccans have for couscous. It’s the “national dish” of Morocco and in a recent Twitter conversation I was shocked to discover... Read more
I think one of my very favorite Moroccan foods is beghrir.  They are light airy pancakes that are cooked only on one side and are incredibly versatile.  I have toyed with the idea of making them savory instead of sweet something like an accompaniment to moo shu chicken (since we... Read more
Tajine of Beef and Apricots
*waves* Hi there!  Remember me?  Probably not it’s been so long since I’ve come by!  It’s been busy around here and the kitchen is the last place that I’ve been.  You see my husband and kids have gone home to Morocco for a few weeks (7 actually), and I’ve... Read more