Eid al-Adha Celebration

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Please forgive my absence the last week or so. ┬áMy day job has had be putting in many many hours at the office and at home we’ve been eating dinners …

Amanda MouttakiEid al-Adha Celebration

Welcoming Fall with Crumb Soup

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Tonight marks the beginning of fall, even though the last few weeks in the Midwest have felt very fall-like.  I packed away most of our summer clothes in the beginning …

Amanda MouttakiWelcoming Fall with Crumb Soup

Grilled Peppers

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One of my favorite Moroccan salads is Taktouka, a very simple but flavorful salad.  The key to making it is charring the outside of bell peppers so that the skins …

Amanda MouttakiGrilled Peppers

Moroccan Fruit Salad

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Let me preface this post by saying I’ve never eaten this in Morocco it is purely my own creation, and it was devised more out of fridge cleaning than anything …

Amanda MouttakiMoroccan Fruit Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

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I really enjoy pairing different flavors and textures together.  I think that finding great new combinations of ingredients is like opening a new set of taste buds!  This salad grew …

Amanda MouttakiStrawberry Spinach Salad