Sweet Chermoula Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Noodles

Sweet Chermoula Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Noodles

Summer is almost over! Well, depends if you consider September is an acceptable extension of summer. And this really depends on where you live. I like to think that September is not summer. September still means for me: “holidays are over and we’re going back to school (or reality!)”.

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FroYo Orange Blossom Lemonade Popsicles

FroYo Orange Blossom Lemonade Popsicles

I know I know, I’ve missed #popsicleweek2016!!! How did this happen? And also, where was I? I think I was still on “full-time” mama duty or something like that. By “full-time” I mean that phase when washing your hair requires days ahead of planning, babies get better after a while, they really do and it is so much fun and LOVE!

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My Moroccan Hummus - Zaalouk + Hummus Dip

My Moroccan Hummus - 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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Artichoke Tagine with Peas, Baby Potatoes and Preserved Lemon (vegan)

Artichoke Tagine with Peas, Baby Potatoes and Preserved Lemon (vegan)

It's been a while since I've last posted a tagine recipe! Well, this mainly proves one thing: Moroccan cuisine is not only about tagines, don’t you think?  Not that I don't love love love our yummy stews but Moroccan food has so many other treasures to offer, like bastilaalmond briouates or maakouda!

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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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Pistachio and Hazelnut Briouate

Pistachio and Hazelnut Briouate

Do you know the feeling when you discover that you’ve just made your actual favourite-most delicious-cookie-in the entire world taste a zillion times better? That’s a very special feeling and it doesn’t happen everyday. That’s how I felt the first time I tasted my pistachio and hazelnut briouates. It made me feel like dancing and jumping around. Seriously. 

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