Posts Tagged‘Lunch’

95 Eggcellent Dishes

95 Egg-cellent Dishes!

My kids have grown a new love for eggs. This is great because here, we can buy fresh egg every day for pennies – literally. Last week my youngest decided he didn’t want what we were having for dinner, so off he went to the hanut, a very small “corner store” found everywhere here. He came back minutes later with 2 eggs and a small loaf of bread. For 2 dirham (about 20 cents). I quickly made them for him and he was content. I’ve appreciated eggs even more since moving to Morocco. They’re cheap and filling and can be prepared…

Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma

Slow Cooker Chicken Shwarma

I’ve been using my slow cooker a lot lately.  So much so that MarocBaba finally said to me at the end of last week, “Ok enough with that machine now!”  It makes my life so much easier, and I am rarely disapointed.  Not to mention the kids have not rejected a single meal.  When I have combed the internet for new freezer and slow cooker meal ideas I found a few things that were troubling; There’s a lot of slow cooker soup recipes.  If I served soup as a meal I’d get a lot of sad faces. Lots of freezer…

Grilled Sandwich

Grilled Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste, Pears and Walnut Butter

Does this bread not scream fall? When I stopped by the bakery and saw trays of this beautiful bread fresh out of the oven I knew I had to scoop up a loaf and make something really delicious. It doesn’t take too much convincing for me to try new breads, in fact there was a loaf of spinach feta bread that I had to restrain myself from bringing home. One of the recipes I’ve been most looking forward to creating from Emeril’s “Kicked Up Sandwiches” is the one I chose to make with this bread. The recipe calls for quince…

Crab Louie

The Crab Confessional with Crab Louie

Growing up we didn’t eat much seafood – I’ll attribute that to living at least a thousand miles from any salt water. As I began to travel more and become more adventurous with food I tried crab legs and fell in love.  I even pulled my husband onto the same crab loving boat with me.  Living on the East Coast, just a short drive from the Chesapeake Bay we were able to buy crab extremely cheap.  It no longer was a luxury but became common in our diets.  When we went to Morocco last fall and visited the fishing town…

Sloppy Joe’s from Around the World

My kids are on their way back to school Tuesday. This mama is going to release a big sigh of relief when it happens. I loved having my kids around this summer, we did a lot of really fun things but sometimes it’s just too much! Since I’ve started working for myself it’s been a really challenging time adjusting to different demands and schedules. I am so looking forward to having a routine and having more time to focus on business items. I’ve spent the last few days cleaning bedrooms, forcing my kids to go through their clothes and decide…

Chicken Tenders with Date Ketchup

Date Ketchup and Chicken Bites

“You’re making what?” was the question I was asked by MarocBaba and American Grandma after I told them I was making ketchup. MarocBaba added quizically “why would you want to do that? – there’s a bottle in the fridge.” Truthfully I wanted to see if I could do it. Ketchup goes quick in our house. K is a ketchup addict, he eats it on everything. The kid eats ketchup sandwiches (ketchup + bread = sandwich). Lots of conventional ketchups are loaded with artificial ingredients and a lot of sugar. I really wanted to make a good, natural ketchup to pair…

Gluten Free Snacks

40 Gluten-Free Lunch and Snack Ideas

Summer is here and that means this mom has to have lunches and snacks ready for two hungry boys (and their dad).  A few months ago I moved from working out of the home to working from home.  I hoped that with this switch I would be able to more involved with my kids during the summer and it would take some stress off of me. MarocBaba is around more in the summer too (he works at night) and is chief activity manager.  But, he isn’t really good in the kitchen.  I made this list of lunch and snack ideas…

Lettuce Wraps 2

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  One of my favorite go-to recipes for a quick dinner is chicken stir fry. We’ve been eating a lot of rice and while I normally would serve stir-fry with more rice it was time to change things up. There really is no “right” way to make these. The ingredients can be whatever you have on hand.   Ingredients 1 lb chicken breasts cut into cubes mixed vegetables 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/4 cup nuts such as cashews 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 1/2 c chicken broth 1 tsp minced ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp crushed garlic 1 head of…