Posts Tagged‘Vegetables’

Saffron Road Chapatti Wraps

Chapatti Wraps with Homemade Vegetable Chips

Are you ready for another great Twitter party with Saffron Road? I know I am!  Last fall we had a great time sharing fall recipes and talking about Saffron Road’s crunchy chickpeas.  This month I’m hosting another party where the topic is “winter wrap-up”!  Saffron Road recently launched a line of frozen chapatti wraps and I’m so excited to tell everyone all about them! The Party Details When: Monday February 25th Time: 8pm EST Where: Twitter! Follow along with the hashtag #SaffronRoadWraps What to Bring: Your favorite links and spring eating and decorating ideas I’ll keep the party rocking with…

whole artichoke

How to Clean an Artichoke

When I was growing up I never ate an artichoke. Never. I don’t even know if artichokes were in grocery stores where I lived, but if they were my mom certainly wasn’t buying them. When I began to cook Moroccan food artichokes popped up from time to time. They’re not as common in Moroccan dishes as they are in other Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisines but they are there. I’ve found frozen artichoke hearts in the freezer case and have used them with mixed results. I don’t think they really have much flavor. But, for the longest time the thought…

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

If you’re in the United States then you would have to be living under a rock to not know Thanksgiving is next week. If you’re not aware of this food heavy holiday then  you’re missing out.  Through the following week most of my posts will be revolving around Thanksgiving food and the holiday itself. There is a bit of a sordid history surrounding this event, but because of the intention of the holiday, to give thanks for what we have and share a meal with family and friends, we continue to celebrate. Personally, I also like the holiday because there’s…

Lemon Grilled Chicken and Minty Asparagus

Summer is finally here!  We’ve managed to have several weeks of temperatures in the 70’s so I think it’s safe to say now.  A little over a week ago we embarked on a new journey. MarocBaba has always had stomach problems from the time he was a small child.  If you know anything about Moroccan food you know that it’s heavy on the bread.  Heavy like bread with every single meal at least 3 times a day.   We have been to a lot of doctors and have cut out spicy and greasy foods thinking that these were the things…

Spring Foods & Food Memories

I don’t even want to say that it’s spring yet because frankly it snowed yesterday.  As I woke up and opened our blinds I saw swirling, whirling flakes of white snow coming down.  At the end of April there is nothing more depressing than that sight.  This year we have bought into a CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm along with some friends, and even our farmer has said the crops could be a month behind schedule!  Oh, where oh where are you spring?? The one food that has been intriguing me deeply this spring is ramps.  Apparently I am onto something…

Vegetables in Morocco

Vegetables, legumes, khdra whatever you call them, members of this much needed food group are prominent in Moroccan cuisine.  Aside from Asian diets, the Moroccan diet may offer the most options for vegetarians, or anyone looking to increase vegetables in their diet.  Whereas often we find vegetables as a side dish in American cuisine, they are front in center in most Moroccan dishes.  The variety of locally grown products and unique ways of preparing them make for a mini-laboratory of vegetable goodness.  Moroccan cuisine really is synonymous with the whole food  movement.  In a series of posts I will be…

Puff my Pastry! Why I love appetizers

Particularly appetizers that involve creamy mozzerella cheese and buttery puff pastry.  Not that I discriminate but these are good.  They’re fast and easy and you’ll be popping one after another – no lie. I scooped up some puff pastry to make these appetizers in honor of the NFC Championship game two weeks ago.  They were fabulous and a great choice if you’re having a party this weekend for the Superbowl!  This is a very basic recipe. Ingredients: 1 package puff pastry fresh mozzerella cheese (enough to fill each puff) Cherry tomatoes halved (enough for each puff) 2 parts Olive oil…

Eid al-Adha Celebration

Please forgive my absence the last week or so.  My day job has had be putting in many many hours at the office and at home we’ve been eating dinners that I’ve made ahead of time and frozen.  (Thank goodness for that!).  Things should be settled down now, and I am so grateful.  Mixed into last week was the celebration of Eid al Adha or “festival of the sacrifice”.  Some of you might not be familiar with this holiday. Eid al Adha comes on the 10th day of the 12th lunar month of the Islamic calendar and start after the…