Turkey, Cranberry and Chestnut Tagine

Turkey, Cranberry and Chestnut Tagine

This year, I really don’t feel like roasting my turkey. Do you?

I am not saying that because my secret mission is to “tagine” everything, I am saying that because sometimes it’s nice to do things differently and also because surprising your guests with unexpected meals always makes you feel *cool*.

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Merguez, walnuts and raisins stuffing

Merguez, walnuts and raisins stuffing

Merguez is a kind of spicy North African sausage.

When I moved out of my parents place, one of the things I had to accept was the sad fact that merguez won’t be part of my life anymore. I have to say that I was also sad about other things like daily cooked meals and clean laundry, but merguez was a bigger deal because a good merguez is a serious thing. It’s not just cased minced meat mixed with North African spices. It’s a real treat. Merguez is so good, you can basically enjoy it with nothing else but good bread and be the happiest person on earth.

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Quick Fish Tagine with Chermoula + a Video

Quick Fish Tagine with Chermoula + a Video

We all have a go-to weeknight recipe, rather it’s something simple such as pasta or a quick stir fry, we always go back to it because it’s easy and satisfying. My typical go-to midweek meal is this quick fish tagine served with vegetables and couscous.

A traditional Moroccan fish tagine is usually prepared with a large whole fish - a sea bream - cooked under sliced potatoes and vegetables. This means that the cooking time is quite long which makes this traditional dish pretty challenging to cook on a weekday after work and between FaceTime sessions and laundry chores.

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Sweet Chermoula Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Noodles

Sweet Chermoula Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Noodles

Summer is almost over! Well, depends if you consider September is an acceptable extension of summer. And this really depends on where you live. I like to think that September is not summer. September still means for me: “holidays are over and we’re going back to school (or reality!)”.

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Batbout + Quick Chicken Tagine Filling

Batbout + Quick Chicken Tagine Filling

Let’s have a batbout party!! Batbout is a type of flatbread Moroccans fill with pretty much everything yummy! Batbout is like an improved version of the pitta bread; it’s fluffier and richer but it is also very airy and tasty!

Batbouts comes in different sizes, but the most common ones are the small ones (aka my favourite ones). Moroccans usually fill batbout with anything savoury or sweet and serve them as a snack or an appetizer. That said keep in mind that batbout is like any type of bread: you can enjoy it anytime; breakfast, lunch or dinner. Also, batbout is very easy to prepare and a lot of fun to bake! It cooks and puffs in seconds in a simple pan.

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Ras El Hanout Pulled Beef Sandwich

Ras El Hanout Pulled Beef Sandwich

The streets of London are starting to look all pretty and cute again! As spring approaches, beautiful flowers are blossoming on the trees.

I don’t know about you, but this weather puts me in such a good mood! And in my book, good mood always calls for good food! So let’s all have a ras el hanout pulled beef sandwich to celebrate!

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Moroccan Chicken Kebabs + Fennel and Orange Herb Salad

Moroccan Chicken Kebabs + Fennel and Orange Herb Salad

Last weekend was great, the sun was out all over London and the weather was slightly crisp. I love these February days in London when I still have to wear layers of clothes but somehow I can’t leave the house without my sunglasses. This put me in such a good mood that I decided to cook something summery and by that I mean, light and colourful!

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