Posts Tagged‘Main Dish’

Kefta and Eggs

Egg and Ground Meat Tagine {Kefta Mkawra}

If you have been a long time reader here you may be noticing some recipes that I posted a very long time ago are reappearing. I have been doing my best to better document ingredients, measurements and tips and tricks of some of these favorite dishes. I have also been retaking the images.  I hope you’ll agree with me that my pictures have improved and include more step by step images. Just in case you forgot how bad they were I’m putting the picture I originally posted with this recipe at the end of this post. This recipe is one…

Chicken with Potato and Preserved Lemon Tajine

  There are two Moroccan meals that I learned first.  This is one of them (the other is Moroccan style lentils). Although I now can make any number of tajines and other dishes, chicken with potatoes and preserved lemons brings back really nice memories. It took me many tries to get the spices right and many more tajines where the potatoes burned or the chicken wasn’t quite done. But, sometimes getting there is half the battle. My little sister – well she’s not so little anymore – loves this tajine with carrots mixed in. I’ve been dying to try it…

Asian Style Beef Tacos

One of the best things I have found to supplement the lack of bread since moving to a more gluten-free existence (we’re about 80% GF – 20% no) are corn tortillas. Amazingly these guys have so many different uses! While we love a good taco bar as much as the next family – tacos every week would be a stretch. I came across a recipe on A Year of Slow Cooking for Korean Tacos and thought I’d try it out with a few tweaks. I’ve found that I need to hide the beginning stages of preparing meals because I’m met…

Rfisa

The Mothers’ Meal: Rfisa

  I have two very dear Moroccan friends who have been some of my closest friends as an adult.  When we lived in Washington DC one of them prepared this dish one evening.  I had never eaten it in Morocco and later learned my husband doesn’t like it so my mother in law never made it when we were there. For a long time I never even attempted to make rfisa because I thought it was very time intensive and I knew that MarocBaba wouldn’t eat it, and I certainly didn’t need to eat an entire platter myself.   The…

Mediterranean Baked Chicken Honey Vinegar

Mediterranean Baked Chicken with Lemongrass Coriander Honey Vinegar

Have you been following me on Pinterest? I’ve started a weekly meal plan board that I switch out the recipes for every week.  There was a time when I was really picky when it came to meal planning and I loved the structure that it provided me.  But, I never found something that let me put a week of meals into it’s place and then pick and choose the recipes as we went through the week.  That’s why I love Pinterest!!  So last week I had a plan to make this Pollo Loco chicken, but just as I was about…

Milk and Honey Chicken

The last month has been a very busy time for me.  There were more family activities than normal, a nephew was born,  a birthday party was planned and carried out (K turned 5), and a terrible toothache that led to having my wisdom teeth extracted.  I’m kind of tired reading that.  Thankfully I had many things to share with you because honestly, I didn’t cook much at all. The things I did cook were fast, easy recipes that I’ve made a hundred times. We ate out a lot more than I care to admit and frankly I was too tired…

Paula Wolfert’s Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

We have been having  unseasonably warm weather, that is until this week when temperatures have dipped to single digits.  Whenever I start to feel a slight winter chill it’s time to dig out my heavy blankets and soup recipes.  It has only been in the last year that I have been able to get MarocBaba and the boys to enjoy soup. You must understand how difficult that was for me, a soup lover.  For years I went without, choosing to sacrifice my soup-love.  Mostly that was because I would never eat a full pot myself but also I didn’t want…

Mechoui – Moroccan Style BBQ

I have a confession.  I haven’t been cooking much lately.  It’s true.  When I do cook I haven’t been all that inventive, relying on tried  and true recipes.  I’ve had a lot going on and my younger sister has moved home to have her second baby.  So, I’ve been busy being the baby whisperer..(he hasn’t listened yet and is stubbornly staying put!)  MarocBaba is starting to get antsy so don’t worry I’ll be back to normal soon. In the meantime I’ve got some things up my sleeves.  Next week I’m starting a really fun new series of posts with my…