Carrot Turnip Tajine
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Chicken Carrot Turnip Tajine Recipe

Carrot Turnip Tajine All my readers know what a thrill it is to me to start out with humble ingredients and end up with a glorious dish that surpasses the sum of its modest parts by leaps and bounds It’s a game that I love to challenge…
Chocolate Halvah Pie
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Vegetable Chicken Tajine Recipe

This Vegetable Chicken Tajine stars two humble roots: Carrots and Turnips When combined, carrots and turnips make a wonderful pairing, the robust turnip playing off the carrot's natural sweetness. This contrast is further underscored by the…
Lamb roast
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Crockpot Boneless Lamb Roast Tajine Recipe

Lamb Roast This is the stuff of dreams to me, and to my Moroccan landsmen. There are no holiday meals without a lamb dish: Lamb chops, lamb shanks or boneless shoulder lamb roast. Forgive this Moroccan a passing vanity: We Sephardis/Moroccans…
kibbeh
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Baked Kibbeh Recipe: Nice and Easy

Kibbeh are little bulgur meat pies. It is a great Middle Eastern favorite; it seems everyone has adopted it as the darling ethnic dish. Traditionally, kibbeh are torpedo-shaped; the trademark oblong shape is indeniably adorable;  flatten…
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Tomato Eggplant Lamb Curry Recipe. Gluten-Free

This lamb curry, like all lamb dishes, might well be my weakness. Lamb and Eggplant: A love story. The addition of tomatoes and eggplant in lamb curry is seriously spectacular. The best part is, this lamb curry dish is so simple. Once you…
Artichoke tajine
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Artichoke Tajine with Fennel, Olive and Tomatoes Recipe

Artichoke Tajine It is wonderful, and not only in summer: You can indeed make it year-round, as frozen artichoke bottoms or hearts are easy to find anytime. Artichokes: A Great Sephardi Favorite We grew up in Morocco eating them in…
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Moroccan Beef-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Orange Sauce

This Moroccan favorite is a wonderful way to cook Chicken Breasts. Cooking the chicken Breasts on a stovetop makes them ideally moist and tender. These chicken breasts are elegant enough even for a very festive occasion. This is a perfect…
Baklava
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Baklava Recipe. Fillo Tips

Baklava Although it likely originated in Greece or Turkey, all Mediterranean cultures have adopted it and tweaked it to their own tastes. Baklava is a Mediterranean confection that sounds really decadent, loaded as it is with honey and…
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Moroccan Shortbread Cookies Recipe. Ghriba

Shortbread Cookies: Ghriba   Ghriba is the delightful Moroccan Shortbread Cookie we grew up with. It is Vegan without even trying! Ghriba is beyond simple to prepare, in fact I've always had a no-fail mnemonic formula for the ridiculously…
crockpot turkey
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Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

Crockpot turkey is the best You end up with pulled turkey, fabulous, economical and incredibly easy. I gamely share the credit with two brands that devote their expertize to wrapping food in bags. I will explain, keep reading. Crockpot turkey lends…
fillo pastries
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries,…