Loubia {Bean} Salad in Tomato Sauce

Moroccan white beans in red sauce

If you asked my mom, she would probably tell you I wasn’t a very adventurous eater when I was a child. I liked all of the things every other Midwestern child liked.  Hot dogs and hamburgers, casseroles, and of course heavy doses of starches like pasta, bread, and potatoes. It’s what we ate.  It’s what […]

Chana Saag Bechamel Enchilada

Bechamel Chana Saag

I really love taking ethnic dishes and mixing the flavors and styles with other types of foods. MarocBaba finds the thought preposterous and I pondered this difference of opinion for a long time.  To me, there’s no hard and fast rule about types of foods or styles that go together but for him it’s very […]

Moroccan Haroset for a Passover #SundaySupper

Moroccan Haroset Truffles

In Morocco there is a really unique holiday called Mimouna.  It really only happens there or in communities that have a Moroccan Jewish diaspora population.  It happens the day after Passover and and marks the start of spring and the return of chametz or bread products.  Last year I wrote a whole post with many […]

Mushroom Love on Meatless Monday

mushrooms

Mushrooms always make me think of my grandma. I have a a very vivid memory of stopping at our local grocery store to pick up items from her shopping list.  My grandma taught 3rd grade for decades and she always spent a lot of time with my sister and I when we were younger as […]

Mixed Asparagus and Manchego Quiche

Asparagus and Manchego Quiche

Confession…. I hate breakfast. I always have. I might enjoy an egg and toast from time to time but I’m not one to wake up and tuck into a big “breakfast-y” meal.  I have tried really hard to like “breakfast foods,” foods but they just don’t appeal to me. So I gave up on them. […]

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

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 […]