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Moorish Moroccan shortbread
Ghrieba, Moroccan sweet corner

Moorish Moroccan shortbread: Ghrieba Msseoussa

A Moorish melt-in-the-mouth shortbread with Moroccan notes made in a heartbeat..

French Brussels sprouts gratin
Red meat

French Brussels sprouts en gratin- Gratin aux choux de Bruxelles et saucisses

Brussels sprouts! I hear you! What an awful vegetable. You don’t like it, you don’t know what to do with it and with all the good will in the world and you trying to eat your green, you just can’t get it down your throat. I have to sell this recipe to you because my […]

Ultimate blueberrymuffin recipe
Desserts and cakes

Ultimate blueberry muffin recipe

This is the ultimate recipe for a moist muffin that you need to keep. This is not an empty promise. I have been using this recipe, initially adapted from King Arthur’s department store blueberry muffin recipe. Now, I stress on “adapted” because, if you are familiar with my blog, you would know that anything British […]

A slice of German apple and rhubarb marzipan cake
Desserts and cakes

German apple cake or rhubarb coffeecake with marzipan

The German apple cake or rhubarb cake ((Apfelkuchen or rhabarbakuchen) is a classic teatime treat, or Kaffe und Kuchen o’clock as it’s called there. This recipe I’m sharing is a keeper as you may find out. It calls for basic ingredients and yet the result is a decent classic Apfelkuchen (German apple cake), with rhubarb […]

Ultimate healthy banana bread
Desserts and cakes

Ultimate No added-sugar banana bread

Are you looking a -sort- of guilt-free banana cake? I’ve got you covered! My ultimate healthy banana cake. Ingredients For 26 cm long cake loaf pan/ Temp: 170 C/ Baking time: 50 min – 3 very ripe bananas (400 to 450 g ) – 200 g who wheat flour or 50%-50% to white – 80 […]

Moroccan dried fava beans cooked in a silky and lemony sauce and topped with aged preserved lemon
Starters, Salads and kemia

Moroccan dried fava beans in chermoula – Foul mengoub

Moroccan dried  fava or broad beans recipe in a thick silky sauce is a frugal vegan/vegetarian dish served in winter during lunch time. Whilst it’s meant to be a cooked salad or starter, I personally started serving it as a main dish. The Arabic name is telling Some of us call it foul mengoub due […]


Slow-cooked beef tongue Moroccan style

Moroccans have 2 majors ways of cooking the tongue: steam and serve with salt and cumin or cook it “mchermel-style”. The latter dish is bolder and there are days where I can’t just have it any other way.   Can I convince you to give this recipe a go? You could be fighting off with […]

Traditional Moroccan yoghurt: Raib Beldi b' Nyaq
Desserts and cakes

Traditional Moroccan yoghurt: Raib Beldi b’ Nyaq

Raib beldi is a traditional dairy dessert made with freshly extracted cow’s milk and flavoured with orange blossom water. Secret ingredient for a traditional Raib The unusual added ingredient to turn this milk to a set yogurt consistency is the use of artichoke chokes, the artichoke’s fuzzy hair also known in French as barbe d’artichaut, […]

Moroccan cauliflower fritters served with lemon wedges
Starters, Salads and kemia

Moroccan cauliflower fritters

Moroccan cauliflower fritters is a vegetarian starter but can also be served as a garnish for a chicken or meat dish. Yummy Moroccan cauliflower fritters with chermoula It’s funny I’m  enjoying them now that I’m older because I never had when my mother used to make them regularly during my youth. Recently, these beignets de […]

Cooked Moroccan salad with pepper, tomato and potatoes. Vegan, Gluten-free
Starters, Salads and kemia

Moroccan potato, pepper and tomato salad

Moroccan potato, pepper and tomato recipe is an easy vegetarian/vegan cooked salad. Usually served warm, you can also serve it as a side dish to grills or fried fish while enriched with meat or seafood, can be a meal in itself as it has it all. A family recipe Here is a decades old recipe, […]