Posts Tagged‘ramadan’

Moroccan Chicken and Rice Soup

In my experience, every culture has it’s version of chicken soup.  With Ramadan approaching quickly I’ve been looking for new soup recipes. I’m a busy mom and finding fast, easy and healthy recipes can sometimes feel like a chore. I’ve always been hesitant about soup because it always felt like it took so much time.  I was wrong.  This soup is fast and delicious. Usually I go to my mother in law for new Moroccan recipe ideas.  In our latest conversation (translated through MarocBaba) I asked her for some ideas that don’t involve a lot of cooking – or that…

A Typical Ramadan Day

I got a message recently asking me if I could share what a day is typically like for us during Ramadan so this post is me making good on my promise to share!  Overall the day is really not that much different from any other day.  Though there are a few exceptions. That’s 4am not pm.  We wake up early to eat “breakfast”.  This is really hard for me because I am not good at eating early.  During a normal day I wouldn’t have breakfast until 10am at least.  This year I have been very good at getting up, even…

Moroccan Spiced Olives

   One of my favorite snacks in Morocco are spiced olives with a fresh loaf of bread and some cheese.  I’ve never really cared to figure out how to make said olives because I thought they might lose some of their appeal.  Wrong.  With a little direction from MarocBaba and my mother-in-law I figured out how to make them.  I think that these will become a staple in my fridge and on most every party table.  I think you’ll agree once you give them a try. Ingredients: 1/2 lb green cracked olives with pits 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 1…

Numi: Flowers in My Tea Giveaway

Have you ever heard of flowering tea?  Several months ago I was at a new sandwich shop in the area and came across Numi tea.  I’d never heard about it but whenever I see Moroccan Mint tea I get intrigued.  I happened to look at the back of the box and saw a halal marker.  Imagine my surprise!  It’s not very often that companies bother to label things halal.  I started looking into the company even more and really loved their commitment to fair trade, ethical labor and organic products.  I should mention too that their tea is really very…

Fasting While Traveling…or not

I’m just getting back from a weekend of traveling and am so tired! I feel like I’m really dragging my tail (as you can tell from this late posting!)  I find that fasting while traveling is also difficult – especially driving several hours with little kids and trying to stay awake while not drinking anything.  I failed…big time.  Before taking this trip my plan was to fast, and keep track of different techniques and strategies for fasting while traveling.  It didn’t work.  Of course, Muslims are not required to fast while traveling but I thought I’d try.  My takeaway from…

The One That Got Away

Last week I shared a link to the Cool Noodle Bowl and then realized I left out the image!  I really love this recipe and especially love tossing in Saffron Road chicken nuggets for protein and texture.  I highly recommend you give this dish a shot this summer.  There are so many great vegetables in season right now it’s a shame not to try this when they are at their peak. I also commented about cooking for your freezer and boy was there a lot of response!  It seems like many people are interested in learning how to do more…

Friendship is…

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ~ Khalil Gibran I wish you all could join me at my table.  But until then here’s some ideas to get you through tomorrow. Suhoor: I love this recipe from TLC because of how unique it is.  (PS who knew TLC had recipes?)  Mexican Omelet Roll-up with Avocado Sauce will fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied. Iftar: Make it a vegetarian iftar tonight.  I have to admit that since beginning fasting I have lost just about all taste for meat.  Not sure why but it just doesn’t sound good.  B’ssara is…

Olive Summer Review & Meals for Monday

Two weeks ago  I shared several different olive recipes using Lindsay Olives.  I hope that you liked them as much as I did.  When I sat down to write this post I remembered something I had written a long time ago that I titled A Train and a Tale of Olives.  It’s hard to imagine now but only a few years ago a regular ‘ole black olive was the only kind I was going to try.  Now olives are a staple in my kitchen.  Some of my very favorite are Lindsay Naturals because they have the great flavor of olives…