MarocMama

A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

A Life from Scratch and Hot Algerian Lasagna
What was the last book you read that really left an impact? One of those books you picked up, read a few pages with every intention of setting it aside to move on to the next task, but, hours later found yourself immersed in the pages and wondering where... Read more
Making Marrakechi Tangia at Home
Marrakech has one dish that they are especially known for – tangia. Not to be confused with tajine, this is truly special. On every food tour we try to take our guests to try this food. Of course vegetarians have to miss out but for everyone else this “man... Read more
Moroccan Lamb and Fig Tajine
A few months ago we went to have dinner at Ksar Essaoussan in Marrakech. It’s a riad that has been remade into a restaurant, and unlike many riads here, has no rooms for guests – it’s purely somewhere to just enjoy a good meal. Just finding it was an... Read more
Jamaican Lamb Curry and Roti
 The end of December is here and that means it’s time for my Around the World in 12 Dishes post. Every month, a group of bloggers (and anyone else who wants to participate!) make food from a specified country.  This month we’re visiting Jamaica! I’ve never been here, but... Read more
What happens when you leave North Africa and are dropped to the Midwest in under 24 hours? Severe temperature issues that’s what! When I left Morocco it was in the mid-80’s and I’ve been “enjoying” balmy 30 degree temperatures daily since being back.  It left me with one thing... Read more
Lamb Ragout and Pasta for #SundaySupper
One of the things I have loved the most about moving to Morocco is that nearly 100% of what I cook and eat is local, fresh food. We tried very hard to eat this way in the US but as many people will say, cost really does add up.... Read more
Braniya {Lamb and Eggplant Tajine} for #SundaySupper
The tajine is a Moroccan slow-cooker. It’s an ancient cooking pot originally used by the indigenous Berbers of North Africa. It is not only the word used to describe the cooking vessel but the meal contained inside. Braniya happens to be one of MarocBaba’s favorite meals, though it was... Read more
Slow Cooker Moroccan Tagine Lamb Roast with Mandarin and Pine Nut Rice
Can you believe that delicious dish came out of my slow cooker? I’ve been craving a meal that is melt in your mouth delicious but I’ve had almost no energy since we came back from vacation.  This meal really hit the spot. If I told you this meal is... Read more