Posts Tagged‘gluten-free’

Gluten Free Moroccan Bread

Gluten-Free Moroccan Style Round Bread

In Morocco, bread is cheap – really cheap. Just today I got 2 big loaves of French bread for about 15 cents. Granted, the average income here is much lower this is still a very affordable staple. Bread is on the table for every meal and every snack. Try telling someone in Morocco you don’t eat bread – they’ll look at you like a six-headed alien. This has created a big problem for us. Gluten allergies are largely unheard of here, and MarocBaba’s family is still struggling with understanding all of the things that have gluten in them. I haven’t…

15 Minute Coke Chicken

#WeekdaySupper Coke Chicken and Twice Baked Potatoes #FamilyDinnerTable

Not only did I get to participate in a very cheesy #SundaySupper yesterday, but I’m also joining #WeekdaySupper this week! The theme we’re tackling this week is SUPER quick meals.  When we lived in the US I was the queen of quick lunches and dinners, but here in Morocco it takes a little more time and planning to make a meal. There aren’t the numbers of canned or boxed convenience items (let alone full meals) to shortcut steps.  I’ve managed to “speed prep” by doing a few things.  I like to cut and chop my produce as much as possible…

Specialty Birthday Cakes

29 Birthday Cakes for My 29th Birthday

Some years I’m counting down the days until my birthday, it can’t come soon enough. Other years the day creeps up from behind me and then it’s here. My mom always made a big deal out of our birthdays.  She had a different theme every year, making food and snacks that matched. We got plenty of gifts and always had two parties; one for our friends and one for our family. Having these memories has really been a very treasured part of my childhood and always made me feel special and loved. This year, I’m away from my husband and…

Quick Persian Rice and Beef

Quick Persian Rice and Spiced Beef for a Middle Eastern #SundaySupper

I have loved participating in #SundaySupper over the last year and have made so many awesome new blogging friends. Now, it’s finally my time to host this event.  What better topic for me than the theme of Middle Eastern food?  If you’ve followed my journey, you’ll know that before I met my husband I could barely cook American food let alone anything else.  Over time and exposure I have become adept at adapting traditional Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes for an American kitchen. There are so many delicious Middle Eastern foods but I feel a lot of people are overwhelmed…

Mini Meatball Risotto with Goat Cheese

A #SundaySupper Mini Meatball and Goat Cheese Risotto

Even though today is the first day of fall, the weather barely feels like it. Our daily temperatures are still topping 90F, while evenings cool down to the mid-60’s. I am seeing so many friends posting pictures of the leaves changing colors, apple orchards, jeans and sweaters, and all of the other signs of fall. I don’t know when fall will really arrive here, but I’m still going to embrace the season!  If you haven’t guessed, the theme for this week’s #SundaySupper is fall. I haven’t participated in several weeks, I’ll admit the move has me a bit off but…

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars

For months we prepared to move our family and for months I planned just what life would be like. Everything would go smoothly, our bags would arrive, our apartment would be ready to go. In a day or two I’d have a phone and internet.  I would go shopping daily in the market and prepare meals that I knew we enjoyed. I would easily slide into life, it really wouldn’t be that different than what we were used to. But, then I found out I was wrong. So the first week wasn’t what I envisioned at all.  I was depressed.…

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{Guest Post} Rose Petal Jam from Olga of Jardin Majorelle

I’ve been wanting to write a post about roses and their connection to Morocco for a long time. It’s filed in my “things to write about” file (well I did write this piece about Morocco’s rose festival). It might be blaise, but I do love roses.  I was reminded of that a few weeks ago when my sister gave me a big bouquet of pink roses for Eid.  I’ve loved having them sitting on my table – every time I look at them I feel a big smile creeping across my face.  Today’s guest post is from Olga owner of Jardin…

Homemade Jarred Harissa

{Guest Post} Homemade Harissa

Today is a big day for us!  It’s moving day! We will be spending nearly all day and night in planes and airports until we finally arrive in Marrakech early Wednesday morning. Today Amy of Kimchi Mom is sharing a recipe for homemade harissa. Amy is a lot like me, except she writes about cooking Korean food.  Both of our adventures in the kitchen and subsequent blogging happened around the illustrious economic collapse of 2008.  I guess there might be a silver lining in everything right? I’ve made several of Amy’s recipes for my family and introduced my husband to Korean…