Soups and porridges

Soups and porridges from our family repertoire

Moroccan barley soup - Dchicha or Tchicha
Soups and porridges

Moroccan barley soup – Chorbat Tchicha or Dchicha

Barley is widely used in Morocco to make soups, bread, couscous and galettes. Its deep flavour is appreciated across North Africa and people also believe in its health attributes. Barley soup comes in a white version with milk, a yellow version with less paprika/tomato addition and a red version with a bit of tomato paste […]

Moroccan Bissara with fava beans and split peas
Soups and porridges, Starters, Salads and kemia

Moroccan Bissara with fava beans and split peas

Bissara is a humble dish, it’s the hillsman’s purée (Jebli, in Moroccan), the poor’s hearthy meal. It’s one of those comforting dishes we’re after in the cold days. It’s a vegetarian/vegan dish which packs a lot of goodness.  With a pinch of saffron, the dish becomes Tamarraqt as know in the mountainous Rif area   […]

Welsh-inspired leeks soup
Soups and porridges

Welsh-inspired leek soup with colours

I have made a potato and leek soup, pulling to the Welsh side. My mother-in-law made the same minus the croutons and the sausage. The quality of leeks she has in Wales is just out of this world. Did you know that leeks are the emblem of Wales? well, one of them, along with daffodil. […]