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Eat Your Veggies!

Ramadan August 3, 2011 0

If you’re fasting this month are you making sure to eat enough fruits and vegetables?  Last month American Muslim Mom posted a story that many Muslims actually GAIN weight during Ramadan.  How can that be?  For many after a day of fasting the foods that fill the table are... Read more
For as long as I can remember the only thing on my bucket list (the list of things to do before you die) was to have a passport full of stamps.  That technically means there’s more than one thing on the list because gathering all those stamps would involve... Read more
Whew!! I have spent a better part of the weekend working on a little blog makeover.  So…what do you think?  (PS if you say you hate it I will ignore you…just kidding!)  I think my eyes are crossed but I am happy with how things look, although I’m sure... Read more

Cheese Briouats

Moroccan Food September 9, 2010 2

It would be highly unlikely to find this recipe on a table in Morocco.  It’s origins are in the Middle East, mostly Turkey or Greece where there is plenty of cheese consumed!   This is a fast and easy appetizer or great accompaniment to a big bowl of soup.  As... Read more


Moroccan Food August 22, 2010 3

A staple in Morocco for Ramadan is the chebekia a flavored cookie that is fried and then soaked in honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  I love these cookies but they are a little difficult to make.  I attempted to extract the exact recipe from my mother in law... Read more
I usually prepare a big iftar meal for my husband during Ramadan.  We would eat plenty of haraira, briouats and other tasty traditional Moroccan dishes.  This year I’m alone and going through all that trouble just doesn’t make a lot of sense.  Instead I’m opting for light and healthy... Read more

Ramadan and Food

Ramadan August 11, 2010 0

Today is the first day of Ramadan in North America.  Not sure what that means?  Here is a good explanation.  The short of it however is that Ramadan is the 9th lunar month on the Islamic calendar and entails fasting from worldly pleasures (food, drink, intimacy…) from sun up... Read more
I read a lot of food blogs and subscribe to plenty of recipe “sending” newsletters.  It’s pretty hard to escape the inundation of sweet, sugary, chocolate covered goodness that is abundant this time of year.  I know many Muslims do not celebrate Christmas, however my family is not one... Read more