Category Moroccan

Spiced Beef Kefta, Moroccan Style

My favourite foods to prepare are the ones that conjure up aromatic and tasty meals that I have eaten on our travels.  In fact, I like to choose the countries that we travel to by researching in advance the local cuisine.  One of my fondest holidays of all times was Morocco in September 2013; I […]

Golden Vegetable Couscous

Good morning folks.  Driving to the gym in Ottawa this morning, I watched the temperature drop from -1°C (30°F) to -18°(0°F) in only four minutes, pulling out of my garage to pulling into the parking lot at GoodLife Fitness.  But what a great way to warm up and kick start my day. So I’m glad […]

Moroccan Chicken Pastilla

Pastilla (pronounced pas-tee-ya), also known as bastilla or basteeya, is a savoury-sweet Moroccan meat pie made by filling a phyllo pastry with a mixture of spiced braised poultry, eggs, and ground almonds. It is the national dish of the city of Fes in Morocco. There are many variations on the layering and spicing of the […]

Moroccan Carrot Spread with Pistachio-Coconut Dukkah

Unexpected company is coming over and what do you have around for an appetizer?  Hummus is always an easy backup but it is time to find something new.  This Moroccan Carrot Spread will fill that something new.  And topped with a Pistachio Dukkah, an aromatic Egyptian blend of nuts, seeds and spices, you will have […]

Chicken Kebabs, Moroccan Style

One of my favourite meals in Morocco was the street food in the Marrakesh medina.  Walking down the streets, I could not help but savour the aroma of the grilling kebabs at the food stalls.  Today, I share with you a Moroccan spice blend for marinating chicken kebabs for the barbeque. The dry ingredients are […]

Moroccan Lentils

Back to Morocco; how I have missed my friends and travels but I will continue to share recipes from my photos and memories.  Hopefully one day soon, I will return for new adventures and to re-live some old ones. I loved having ‘assorted Moroccan salads’ as an appetizer at most meals.  There was always one […]

Loubia – Baked Beans, Moroccan Style

Here I go returning to Moroccan cooking, trying to emulate another dish we tried while touring the country.  When we ordered assorted mixed salads for a lunch or dinner, there was always at least one bean or legume salad in the group: sometimes white beans, sometimes chickpeas and sometimes lentils.  The white bean salad is […]