Rfissa Express – Fragrant chicken and lentils with papardelle

Rfissa Express – Fragrant chicken and lentils with papardelle

Do you know rfissa? Rfissa is a kind if chicken tagine served with thin stripes of pan fried bread similar to msemen – called trid – and then topped with lentils. Because making trid is relatively time consuming, when we make rifssa at home in Morocco, we usually buy the trid from the souk or a local bakery.  


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Chicken tagine with chickpeas and fresh figs

Chicken tagine with chickpeas and fresh figs

Never start a new TV show before going to bed, it’s the worst! When the show is good, you can’t help but press play for the next episode and the next thing you know, it’s 3 am and your brain is navigating somewhere between auto-pilot sleepiness and excitement for “who is the murderer?”

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Merguez, Red Pepper and Burrata Pizza

Merguez, Red Pepper and Burrata Pizza

Oh la la, I don’t even know where to start! This pizza is so many things I love in one slice. Ever since I decided that it was fine to eat my merguez without the casing, I haven’t stopped experimenting it with pretty much everything. One of my favourite experiments is this pizza. It’s lightly scented, beautifully spicy, fresh and creamy, I mean, it really tastes heavenly. So please swipe down and do yourself a favour, make this pizza for #pizzafriday, any day or even everyday! As you can see, I used a ready made pizza dough because I ran out of time while I was about to shoot this recipe but feel free to make your own pizza dough if you feel like it.

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Chermoula Prawns and Calamari with Tomatoes and Avocado

Chermoula Prawns and Calamari with Tomatoes and Avocado

Friends! It’s been a while since my last post and I am totally aware of that. I would say I am 30% responsible of my recent lack of blog posts. The remaining 70% is due to

1. A very bad cold that keeps going away and reappearing (SO annoying). Tips welcomed!

2. A sprained joint in my spine that basically kept me from moving around properly for a full week (SERIOUSLY annoying).

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Kefta and Swiss Chard Quiche + Goat Cheese and Harissa Sauce

Kefta and Swiss Chard Quiche + Goat Cheese and Harissa Sauce

Hello from sunny Rabat dear friends! How have you been? I’ve just had the best couple of weeks. It started in Rabat, then I went to Casablanca for work and finally Mexico via London just for fun AND food. As you can guess, I am now back in Rabat for a quick stop to see the family again, eat more food and do some prop shopping at el oulja.

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Ras el hanout and baby potatoes chicken traybake

Ras el hanout and baby potatoes chicken traybake

Is it a lazy day? Yes, it’s traybake kinda day! I have a confession, I love shortcuts, I love saving time when I can, I love finding tricks that make me feel cleverly lazy. Is that possible, does it make sense? Anyway, I am sure you understand me. Traybakes are great because they make me feel particularly cleverly lazy. Mix everything in one bowl/one pan, hop in the oven, sit back, relax, and finally enjoy. 

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Lamb, Potatoes and Olives Tagine

Lamb, Potatoes and Olives Tagine

Spring is here, yay! It makes me unreasonably happy. I am so grateful for spring this year because last year, I didn’t really get to make the best out of the “spring” weather and food. This time last year, I was almost 9 months pregnant and pretty much stuck in bed. Then, our w o n d e r f u l Laelia arrived but you know what followed: sleepless nights and no time to cook or shower. Our situation is very different this year and I’ve got so many exciting food related plans for spring. My belly cannot wait.

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