Krachel - Aniseed and Sesame Seed Sweet Buns

Krachel - Aniseed and Sesame Seed Sweet Buns

So??? Are your streets fully covered with beautiful golden leaves yet? I can’t wait!

I made these krachel a few weeks ago and all I’ve been trying to do lately is find the time to bake them again! Krachel are Moroccan aniseed and sesame seed sweet buns. They are prefect in the sense that they are not too sweet to be enjoyed with savoury things but fragrant and rich enough to be enjoyed on their own. I love my krachel warm with butter, salted butter ideally. But I also love them with cheese! Cheese + krachel is really a match made in heaven, believe me.

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How we cook and what we ate this summer – Morocco edition + 3 non recipes

How we cook and what we ate this summer – Morocco edition + 3 non recipes

You know I love Moroccan food but for me Moroccan food means much more than the recipes I share, all the tagines and even more than the tastiest bastilas! Moroccan food, for me is also the food I ate while growing up. I spent a good two weeks in Morocco this summer and while I was so happy to be reunited with my family, I was also very pleased to be reunited with the sweetest tomatoes, freshest seafood and juiciest fruits!

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Buttermilk and Almond Basbousa with Orange and Cardamom Syrup

Buttermilk and Almond Basbousa with Orange and Cardamom Syrup

My basbousa is finally online! Let’s all celebrate by making basbousa?!

I am back to London where the weather is kind of “moody” which made me very nostalgic of my trips to Morocco and Ibiza. Summer is officially over for me! Being home also meant I had to deal with my least favourite back-from-holiday task: sorting out all the pictures. It took a while this time. I needed 3 folders! A regular one, a food one and a baby one!

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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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