I have reached new levels of gourmet satisfaction. Seriously. Last week, I made about 3 kg of caramelized onions and ever since, I have been adding them to anything savoury. The majority of them were quickly thrown in a sandwich between melted cheese and occasional pieces of chicken. It might be time to go on a veggie cure… What do you think? I am thinking I should stop soon anyway before I have a caramelized onions overdose, because that, my friends, would be sad.Read More
When you’re hungry on a weeknight, don’t have time to cook and still don’t feel like ordering, what do you do? You make loubia! All you need is one pot, 10 ingredients and less then 1 hour! The result is a creamy and flavourful stew that is packed with earthy Moroccan flavours. My mom used to make loubia and add pieces of khlii in the stew while it was still simmering. Khlii is a kind of Moroccan-ized meat jerky, it’s incredibly tasty. It is not on the blog yet but it should make its appearance at some point!Read More
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! Do you celebrate it? I never did and probably never will but I guess wishing it is fine. So yesterday we didn’t go out to a fancy restaurant but I made chipotle chicken quesadillas and a big batch of guacamole! Laelia went to bed on time, we fell asleep watching friends - pretty much like every night - and it was soooo good!Read More
January is almost over! Can you believe this? And how are you feeling about the beginning of the year? I am feeling good but I can’t believe we’re almost done with January. Where did all this time go? Where was I?Read More
Can you believe I spent the first 20 years of my life in Brussels, Belgium and never stepped a foot in Bruges, Belgium? I know, shocking! To remedy this upsetting situation Zayd and I spent a few days in Bruges last week and oh my God, we loved it! The heart of the city is entwined with small and super romantic canals and bridges. The whole town has a kind of medieval architectural look that makes you feel like you’re taking a walk in the past, alongside Robin Hood and his friends, the Merry Men. Of course, we loaded up our bellies with chocolate from BbyB aka my new favourite Belgian chocolate, speculoos and moules + frites. I also had the pleasure to reunite with my favourite childhood pastry: carré à la crème. It’s a perfectly laminated square shaped puff pastry filled with crème patissière. A beautiful morning always meant a carré à la crème for breakfast. So yes, it was a great trip.Read More
Kalinte, kalentica, karane, etc., so many ways to call this dish! All these appellations refer to the Spanish word “caliente” - which means warm - for the simple reason that this silky and smooth chickpea pie is meant to be enjoyed warm. In a way, we could all save time and just agree to call it "caliente", what do you think? I should petition to make this happen.Read More
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*.Read More
Whoa. Temperatures are going down in London. But it’s all fine because holiday season is around the corner and we will soon be able to snuggle up in front of the TV with a warm blanket and our stretchy pants! Because that’s what bank holidays are for, don’t you think?Read More
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.Read More