MarocMama

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My Muslim Christmas Story
When I became a Muslim 10 years ago there was no doubt in my mind that Christmas would still be a part of our lives. For me it was one of the most magical parts of childhood. Long before I was an adult worrying about budgets and gifts and... Read more
Recipes Ideas for a Moroccan Passover and Mimouna
Passover started last Sunday and while this isn’t a holiday that’s on the Islamic calendar, it is on the Jewish calendar of which there are many Moroccan Jews. The communities in Morocco today are very small and I can’t say I’ve even met someone who is Jewish and living... Read more
Valentine’s Day Meals for Two and Destination Inspired Date Ideas
The funny thing about living outside of the United States is that a lot of holidays just come and go.  Unless we make a really conscious effort to remember them (like Thanksgiving) they slip by. Earlier this week it dawned on me that Valentine’s Day is soon. Truth be... Read more
Celebrating Thanksgiving as an Expat
  Last week was American Thanksgiving, and the first holiday we celebrated out of the US. I spent most of the day making all of the staples, roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apple pies. The boys didn’t really realize it was Thanksgiving,... Read more
Technology Gift Ideas for Global Kids
It’s the season for gift guides and it’s got me thinking about the things my boys brought to Morocco and what we left behind. Space was (and is!) a big deal, so technology has helped us in many ways. But there are some toys they’ve really loved having. So,... Read more
Slow Cooker Caramel and Salted Ginger Cheesecake
MarocBaba looooves caramel. It’s his favorite sweet topping.  Honestly, I know very few people who dislike it! I’ve shied away from making my own because it scares me. A year ago I attempted to make it from sugar and well let’s just say what I ended up with was... Read more
Creative Gift Ideas for Adults and Kids This Eid
Gift-giving is a tradition in Moroccan, and most Islamic cultures. You wouldn’t show up at someone’s home for dinner without a small gift for the hostess or children.  For Eid-al-Fitr, and Eid-al-Adha gifts take on a more celebratory role.  In Islamic countries the practice of gift giving during these... Read more
This Thursday is the 4th of July and if you’re like me, you’re looking for the perfect dishes to take to BBQ’s, camping, or picnics. It’s got to be easy and portable but most of all delicious. Here are a few ideas for your Independence Day Celebration.   Lentil... Read more