Posts Tagged‘gluten-free’

Saudi Arabian Kabsa {Chicken and Rice}

Today’s post is from Aysh of WordsnNeedles. She currently lives in Saudi Arabia and shares all about her multicultural life and crafting passions on her site. Her story of learning this recipe reminded me a lot of my first experiences with Moroccan cooking. While the ingredient list and multiple steps in this kabsa recipe might look intimidating they lead to a tasty and impressive result. You can follow Aysh on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Enjoy! Hi! I am Aysh from WordsnNeedles. I am an Indian expat living in Saudi Arabia. Today, I am sharing with you Kabsa, a…

Malaysian Pepper Lamb Stir Fry

Today’s post is from Faaiza of Modest Munchies. She is a mom to a bright little boy and baby girl. They live in Australia where she spends her days as a stay at home mum who loves to cook, bake and create. You can see more into her life on Instagram or Facebook and when she’s not spending time with her family (or doing the laundry for the umpteenth time) you can find her blogging at Modest Munchies. My family loves stir fry and I love how easy it is to make. This recipe is one that I’m looking forward to trying thanks to it’s different…

Gluten Free Moroccan Iftar Ideas

Ramadan will be here in just a few weeks and many people are starting to prepare. Here in Morocco my husband’s sisters and mom have begun cleaning, making cookies, and stocking the freezer to get prepared. When we lived in the US I also began getting ready weeks ahead of time – now I let them handle it. Over the next four weeks I am going to share a post of iftar ideas based on different dietary types. Many recipes will be my own but I also may include other recipes that I think would make great iftar items. This…

Eating in Morocco with Allergies

Eating in Morocco with Food Allergies

One of the most frequent questions I get in my inbox relates to food allergies and visiting Morocco. This is something we were very worried about before our move. Our youngest son has an allergy to cucumbers and MarocBaba was diagnosed with celiac disease a few years ago. If you’re visiting or moving it’s important to know what you’ll be up against. Education In large cities, tourism is a major industry. People are aware of the needs of travelers and varied diets. While 10 years ago someone who said they were a vegetarian would be met with glazed over eyes,…

Chipotle Chickpea Trail Mix with Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas

Chipotle Chickpea Trail Mix

I haven’t been posting many recipes lately. Blame it on the perpetual travel cycle that we’ve been going through coupled with a lack of creativity on my part. We’ve been back in Morocco for only a few days now and have less than a week until the kids will be going back to school. Last year I was barely treading water as we adjusted to a new system and way of life. This year I feel more prepared and better able to tackle the year. I shared last year that we have to send two snacks a day with our…

Afghani Style Chicken Pulao

Afghani Chicken Pulao

Earlier this week I made an Afghani inspired chicken pulao dish that was a delicious hit.  Truth be told, before we moved to Washington DC in 2007, I had never eaten Afghani food. I had never met a person from Afghanistan. Like many people our only connection to the country was the on-going war. I have a brother in law who was stationed there several times and friends of course but that was as close as it got. My first brush with Islam, was through the sordid tales emerging from Taliban Afghanistan (not a pretty picture). Then in Washington DC…

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Hummus

Crunchy Cauliflower Goat Cheese Hummus

Have you ever loved a food so much but your partner/child/parent/special someone didn’t share that same love? It stinks! We share so much of ourselves and our lives through the food we make and share. Sure you can always avoid it and look for a mutually favorite food or you can be like me and repeatedly beat your head against the wall trying to come up with a way to make the ingredient enjoyable. That’s my cauliflower story. MarocBaba hates cauliflower. I tried making it the way my mom always got us to eat it, with cheese melted all over…

Gluten Free Caramel Cashew Brownies

Gluten Free Caramel Cashew Brownies

One of the steps we had to take to complete my registration for a national ID card was a trip to Rabat for a background check. The appointment itself was less than thrilling but we also were able to meet up with my friend Allison and her family.  Allison and I have known each other online for many years, when we were going through the immigration process of bringing our spouses to the US. Then within a few weeks of each other we announced our plans to relocate back to Morocco! She and I had never met in real life…