Homemade Fresh Pasta with Summer Vegetables

The farmer’s market is full of bounty, so I overbought again this week! I found myself with a bushel of asparagus, a pound of sugar snap peas, a couple ears of corn, and an overabundance of oyster squash! What to do? I thought of making a succotash, but honestly, I was not in the mood…

Moroccan Rice Pudding

This dish became much simpler to make when I realized that I could buy almond milk instead of boiling, grinding, and straining almonds for hours on end. I am very grateful to the vegans at this moment! This simple dessert is amazing and delicious both warm and cold. Traditionally, I read it is served in…

M-hanncha – the Almond Snake

M-hanncha is one of Morocco’s most popular pastries and is served for special occasions. Conveniently, every meal in Morocco seems to be a special occasion! The almond filling is quitissentially North African and can also be seen in savory dishes like Almond Stuffed Bass and Bastilla of Fez with Chicken. Sweets permeate Moroccan meals and…

Chicken and Honeyed Tomato Tagine

When most people think of Morocco they think tagine, I did not want to disappoint my guests by not serving one. Generally, tagines are filled with meats and fruits and vegetables. The juncture of savory meats, spices, and sweet fruit are a constant in Moroccan cuisine. I love cooking lamb tagines (like my Lamb Tagine…

Almond Stuffed Snapper or Bass

Every dinner must have a fish or vegetarian option, especially since we keep growing in number. Morocco is surrounded by two huge bodies of water, so there are actually quite a few fish recipes out there, despite the fact that Morocco is known for meats and couscous. But which dish to choose? I became a…

Morocco – The Dinner

I have been looking forward to this for months!  I have been researching the incredible cuisines of Morocco for such a long time, and I finally felt prepared to serve it to my lovely group of friends and to share the recipes with all of you. If you have been following, you might have noticed…

Moroccan Salad Course, part 2

The day of my Moroccan feast has finally arrived! As always, I serve three courses and I wanted my first course to be a traditional Moroccan salad course. For this salad course, I created 7 salads full of beautiful colors and flavors. Generally, for a group of 10, at least a dozen little salads are…

Homemade Herbed Ricotta and Tomato Salad

This is my first year growing tomatoes, and I have been patiently waiting while my first three tomatoes ripen. Today was the day, they smelled delicious and their skin was a perfect red, we decided to harvest our first tomatoes! How do you do your first tomatoes justice though? I didn’t want to cook them…