Taktouka

Taktouka

You guys are all familiar with shakshuka right? Well, let me introduce you to taktouka ! Shakshuka and taktouka both sound funny and taste amazingly delicious but they are two different dishes! In Morocco, taktouka refers to a very common salad/dip (such as zaaloukbakoulaetc.) made mainly of very simple ingredients: green bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil.

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Bakoula Salad with Spinach and Kale

Bakoula Salad with Spinach and Kale

Bakoula is a typical Moroccan salad usually served as a side dish next to tagines or grilled foods.

Bakoula is traditionally made with mallow (bakoula means mallow in Moroccan Arabic) but since it’s a bit challenging to find fresh mallow in London/abroad, people usually use spinach as a substitute to mallow to make bakoula at home and even in restaurants.

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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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Bissara - Split Peas and Fava Beans Dip

Bissara - Split Peas and Fava Beans Dip

Do you guys know bissara?

Bissara is a crisscross between a dip and a soup, I wasn’t sure if I should call it a soup or a dip. I ended up calling it a dip because we eat it exclusively with bread (and nothing else!), but anyway it doesn’t really matter, doesn’t? Cause we’re all here after one specific thing: deliciousness. And this my friends, is deliciousness on a plate.

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4 Quick Recipes With a Moroccan Twist !

4 Quick Recipes With a Moroccan Twist !

It’s the weekend and we’re all very busy or just recovering from a busy week, right? So I decided to share with you some of the quick recipes I have posted on instagram last year without actually posting the recipes on the blog. It was about time, I know!

Now, you have no excuse: you can keep on being busy this weekend while enjoying yummy Moroccan homemade foods.

Happy weekending everyone! 

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Okra and Zucchini Salad - Mloukhia

Okra and Zucchini Salad - Mloukhia

Happy New Year!!! I hope you had wonderful holiday celebrations surrounded by your loved ones.

How was your first week of the year? Any resolutions?

I don’t really believe in New Year resolutions but for those who decided to kick off the New Year with a healthier eating lifestyle, I’ve got a great recipe for you! This salad is not only super healthy but it’s very tasty and incredibly easy to prepare.

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Beef Kebab + Grilled tomato and green pepper salad (chlada mechouia)

Beef Kebab + Grilled tomato and green pepper salad  (chlada mechouia)

Today I am sharing my favourite combination of Moroccan grilled foods: beef kebab and grilled tomato and green pepper salad, also known in Morocco as chlada mechouia.  And if you don’t have a barbecue, it doesn’t mean you can’t have grilled food. You can just do like me and use a chargrilled pan, because we love grilled foods.

These beef kebab recipe is very simple and easy to prepare, the longer you will let the meat marinate, the softer and tastier the meat will get. The onions are mainly present in this recipe so the meat can absorb their taste. It’s one of those recipes that requires just a few ingredients but still comes out packed with flavour.

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