MarocMama

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Preparing for Eid: Freezer Cooking with Simmer Sauces
All across the city people are making preparations for Eid, including our family. The sheep have started to find their way into city markets, small stalls are popping up to sell charcoal and bundles of straw for the sheep. There are plenty of advertisements marking the holiday, new clothes... Read more
Chipotle Chickpea Trail Mix
I haven’t been posting many recipes lately. Blame it on the perpetual travel cycle that we’ve been going through coupled with a lack of creativity on my part. We’ve been back in Morocco for only a few days now and have less than a week until the kids will... Read more
Thai Red Curry Rice Bowl
  The weather here has gone from warm to hot in just a matter of a few days. I feel like we’ve bypassed spring completely and are going to have a long, hot summer. Yesterday, the kids went swimming for the first time this year – and probably the... Read more
Lemongrass Basil Couscous Cakes
“Save it for a rainy day.” I must have heard this phrase a hundred times growing up and when MarocBaba moved to the US it was one of the first idioms he learned in English. My dad said (and still says!) this regularly in reference to just about anything... Read more
Great Grandma’s Spritz and Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake
There are always a few holiday memories that tend to stick with us. Whether it’s a trip to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas morning at your house, complete with pancakes and hot cocoa these memories are what make holidays so special. For me, spritz cookies are an... Read more
Easy Holiday Entertaining Dessert Bar
After spending 3 weeks in the US, it’s safe to say I’ve gotten my fill of “holiday stuff.” Everywhere I went there was Thanksgiving decorations/food/music at every turn and then plastered in front of it all was the looming Christmas panic. I seriously wondered why every year this happens... Read more
Thai Red Curry Turkey Legs
I don’t always shop in what we in the US would consider a grocery store, but when I do I can’t help but be surprised at how much turkey is for sale. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan, it just surprises me. ¬†Oddly, I’ve never seen my... Read more
Vegetarian Moroccan Harira
For Moroccans, harira soup is a Ramadan ritual.  Every evening families sit down to bowls of steaming harira Рeven when daytime summer temperatures soar about the 100F mark. I love soup, but the last thing I want to do is leave my stove on for hours during the... Read more