MarocMama

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I’ve always wanted to give this style of rice a shot.  I’ve found that my family is more receptive lately to the idea of rice and other starches in place of bread.  That’s a good thing because I get really tired of so much bread!  This is my first... Read more
I recently was having a conversation with a friend of mine about Moroccan salads.  In the American sense a lot of dishes labeled salads in Morocco are more similar to our concept of side dishes.  However in Morocco the salad course is one unto itself, served before the main... Read more
Last week in my grocery shopping I came across the bin of fall vegetables.  This might not be a phenomenon where you are but it is definetely common here in the Midwest.  (I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture).  Imagine a pallet with solid sides, about 4 feet... 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
Tajine of Tuna and Shrimp
After my successful attempt at using my charcoal grill to cook a tajine I’ve played around with a few more recipes.  I’m not a huge fish lover but we had purchased a very nice cut of tuna at the market and had some shrimp in the freezer when I... Read more
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 can be removed.  In the summer placing them on a charcoal grill that is just smoldering is the perfect... Read more
Moroccan Fried Rice
This meal was devised out of pure desperation.  I was starving, there wasn’t much in the fridge and I didn’t want to order out.  Luckily I had some random things in the fridge and was able to throw this together.  I don’t think that it would have tasted as... Read more