Tag Archives: ras el hanout

Tagine Cuisine – Perfect for 4 or 14

One pot meals are my favourite way to serve a tableful of family and friends.  Everyone pitches in to help the person next or across from them at the table; there is talking and sharing and camaraderie.  Plates are passed around to be filled and re-filled with stews or curries, or in this case, tagines.  Although […]

Mujedrah, Mejadra, Megadarra……

Any way you pronounce it, it is a beautifully balanced dish of fried onions, brown lentils and rice. I found recipes from Syria, Egypt, Israel, and Lebanon…brown rice or white rice, spiced or bland. Recipes varied in the ratio of lentils to rice: some had double the amount of lentils to rice while others had […]

Ras El Hanout: Moroccan Spice Blend

Ras El Hanout is a blend of aromatic, sweet and hot spices…the name is Arabic for “head of the shop” and each shop has its own signature mixture of the best spices the seller has to offer. There is not one particular blend but an intricate combination of up to 50 spices. Why have I […]