MarocMama

A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

This salad might win for the oddest “salad” in the books, although I’m willing to bet that a jello “salad” might be a tough contender in that category.  The first time this was served to me I know I gave it buggy eyes, like “who the heck would think... Read more
MarocBaba’s Four Dirham Snack – B’ssara
I am always looking to bring new recipes online that aren’t all over the place.  Last week we watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Marrakech on Cooking Channel.  It brought back a flood of memories and ideas but also made me a bit sad.  He messed with every traditional Marrakechi... Read more
Carrot and Sweet Potato Dip
Have you heard of the Bombies?  Every year Morocco Blogs hosts the bombies for the best blogs in, about or relating to Morocco.  I was nominated for best Moroccan food blog and couldn’t be more excited!   Voting is open for a month and it would mean a lot... Read more
Don’t let this picture fool you (it’s pretty low quality!)  These were some of the best french fries I’ve made in a long time.  It’s so worth the extra time to actually make them from real potatoes than frozen.  You can easily change the spices used in this to... Read more
Olive Tapenade Pinwheels
Happy New Year’s Eve to all of you!  I came up with this recipe out of the blue one day when I was having people over.  I love the little pinwheel sandwiches but usually they have either a) bacon or b) ham in them.  Neither of which I eat.... Read more
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