Posts Tagged‘Vegetarian’

Libyan Sharmoula {Tomato and Cucumber Dip}

Today’s guest post is from Kaloud “Kay” of A Crafty Arab. I first learned about her site several years ago when few bloggers were talking about Ramadan. She is a Libyan American artist who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab culture. I have to admit I’m not nearly as creative as she is when it comes to crafts but am always inspired to try something new with the kids when I visit her site. Today she’s sharing a Libyan recipe for sharmoula. If you’ve ever wondered “how different can Arabic really be from country to country” this…

24 Vegan Appetizer or Iftar Ideas

Welcome to week three of iftar ideas for Ramadan. Whenever Ramadan falls in summer months I am immediately drawn to eating the foods that fit the season. Here, in Morocco, they’ll eat hot harira soup all month long but that just has no appeal to me. The last thing I want to eat after fasting in 100+ temperatures all day is a hot bowl of soup. No thanks.  But, give me some fresh cut up fruit or a cold gazpacho and a bucket of water and I’ll be your friend for life. I also have learned what a challenge it…

Vegetarian Iftar Ideas

12 Vegetarian Iftar Ideas

This year I almost moved to eating completely meat-free. I still enjoy it from time to time, maybe a bite here or there but I’ve lost most of the “taste” for meat than having any other objections to it. To be honest, I don’t miss it at all. But, living in Morocco this isn’t always easy to convey. People don’t understand why I would choose not to eat meat if I have the ability (money) to eat it. There are lots of vegetarian Muslims in the world, and those who would prefer to eat only zabiha halal meat but can’t…

Vegetarian Moroccan Meal Ideas

Vegetarian Moroccan Meal Ideas

I’m eating less and less meat these days. I’m not sure if it’s just a loss of appetite for it or that I’m simply enjoying other things. It feels like summer hasn’t left Morocco, temperatures are still high and we’re enjoying lots of fresh produce better take advantage of it while it lasts!  Ma’akouda Patties These potato patties are simple to make and a great way to use leftover potatoes. People of all ages love them and they warm you up on a cold evening. Eat them as they are or make them the Saouri way in a sandwich. Vegetarian…

Homemade Cheese Ravioli

Homemade Cheese Raviolis

“Mom, do you know what you should make for dinner?” What buddy? “Cheese ravioli. Do you remember how good those are? With lots of red sauce…no meat..” Yea, you’re right…I’ll make them one day when I have some extra time, ok? *two days later* “Did you have time yet? I’m going to write cheese ravioli on your meal plan, then you’ll have to make them.” Umm, ok sure I’ll make them I promise. *two more days later* “So mom, how about those cheese ravioli?” Me, silently thinking how have you not forgotten about these yet? Did I raise an elephant?…

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Hummus

Crunchy Cauliflower Goat Cheese Hummus

Have you ever loved a food so much but your partner/child/parent/special someone didn’t share that same love? It stinks! We share so much of ourselves and our lives through the food we make and share. Sure you can always avoid it and look for a mutually favorite food or you can be like me and repeatedly beat your head against the wall trying to come up with a way to make the ingredient enjoyable. That’s my cauliflower story. MarocBaba hates cauliflower. I tried making it the way my mom always got us to eat it, with cheese melted all over…

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Thin Mints. Grasshoppers. If it has mint and chocolate I’m in. When I started making these muffins (and the strawberry hazelnut muffins from a little while ago), I got to thinking, what makes a muffin different from a cupcake? Should these have really been cupcakes? Are  they just cupcakes disguised as muffins?  I did an informal poll of my mom and sister and then consulted the Google oracle to see what answers I could come up with. So what makes a muffin a muffin and a cupcake a cupcake? Eugenie’s Kitchen has a great post…

Stuffed Olives Tapas

Stuffed Green Queen Olives with Garlic Infused Olive Oil for #SundaySupper

When I found out this weeks’ #SundaySupper theme was tapas I was one of the first to sign up a recipe. I have always loved tapas, and after experiencing the real thing in Spain a few months ago, it’s safe to say I’ll forever love them! There are many nights when I put together a few small plates for a light meal. It’s simple and fun to make a meal out of a bunch of easy to make items. In Madrid the Mercado de San Miguel is an indoor covered market that serves all kinds of tapas and pinchos. Typically…