Figs, Dates and Harissa Chutney

Figs, Dates and Harissa Chutney

I just came back from Marrakech where I had the best time! I was there as a guest chef to launch Salt Marrakech’s autumn menu. How cool is that?

The restaurant is based in this magnificent riad called Dar Les Cigognes. Everything about this place is charming and makes you feel so special. The menu is a 6 course-meal focusing on Moroccan seasonal food and modern cuisine.

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Zaammus - Zaalouk + Hummus Dip

Zaammus - Zaalouk + Hummus Dip

I am back from Beirut with beautiful memories and fantastic culinary ones! My belly was so happy over there. It was my forth time in Beirut but this time was very special!

This time I made it my mission to discover as many new foods as I could, exclusively levantine foods, of course. I loved doing this! Actually, I should do it everywhere I go. Everyone should! There’s something very satisfying about going out of your comfort zone and trying new foods. Obviously, I was already pretty familiar with this type of cuisine thanks to my favourite human on earth aka husband aka Zayd who is Syrian and whose family has taught me a lot about Levantine foods. 

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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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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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Maakouda – Moroccan Potato Beignet

Maakouda – Moroccan Potato Beignet

Do you know Maakouda? Maakouda is a kind of Moroccan potato beignet usually eaten as an appetizer, a side or as a filling in a crusty sandwich.

I don’t usually go for deep fried foods, I always try to find an alternative to avoid deep frying because health,

This recipe is the first deep fried recipe on the blog because let's face it, sometimes even fried foods are worth it.

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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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