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You’ll need:

1 cup of white beans (Soaked overnight & boiled until tender)

1 onion chopped

1 large tomato peeled and diced

1 cup of water

2 cloves of crushed garlic

1 tsp of fresh ginger

1/4 of tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp of fresh cumin

1 Tbsp of tomato paste

Salt & pepper to taste

1 Tbsp of chopped parsley

1 Tbsp of chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp of olive oil (or any vegetable oil)

Directions:

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, and add the onions. Cook them for 2 to 3 min minutes making sure to stir them. Add the tomatoes to the onions. Then add the spices, tomato paste, garlic, parsley & cilantro. Let it cook for a little bit and then add water to the pan. Add the beans, & mix together. Cover the pan, & let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure not to overcook the beans. Serve it warm withMoroccan flat bread orAmerican cornbread.

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The chicken is juicy, the skin is crispy, the onions are caramelized, and the flavor is Moroccan. Literally, and in  two words it’s to die for! (This time I have a step by step pictures for you, click read more)

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My husband sent me this recipe lately & I decided I wanted to try it. For him, it’s nothing new since his mom used to make it, when he was young. I am a first timer though. I  really liked its taste and the way it came out, but what I liked the most is the short time in which this can be made & put on the table. Try it & I am sure you’ll enjoy it..

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The mouth watering smell coming from the grill could be detected even if you’re blocks away. It’s one of those things that makes you want to eat even if you were full. What I like about this though is that it’s so easy to make, yet so tasty..& couples very well with lamb & veal meats. I usually would marinate the meat & freeze it. The marinade soaks in & it’s ready any time. Just grab, thaw, give it to your man to grill it, watch it sizzle & eat it immediately. No measurements for this ( I eyeball it): chopped onion, cumin, salt, paprika, olive oil, coriander & parsley (chopped). Add the meat in & mix. Let it soak in at least 30 minutes, before grilling it.

Enjoy!
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Look at that!!!! the Moroccan cook made meatloaf (YUM). I just thought it would be nice to tease my sweety’s taste buds with this American specialty. And I was so pleased with all the hmmmmmm sounds I heard after the first few bites were taken. So, I’m certainly going to adopt this recipe!. I know the shape doesn’t look perfect. lol! I don’t know why, but at least you realize that I could never be an engineer. Anyway, I don’t want to sound like I’m exaggerating, but the taste was a hit & I wish there was a way you could have a bite. The credit for this recipe goes to Mark Bittman.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1 kilo (2 pounds) lean ground meat (I used beef)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Salt/ black pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven (350 F). Soak the bread crumbs in milk for 5min. Add the rest of the ingredients & shape into a loaf. Bake it for about an hour. The meatloaf should be slightly brown & firm when done.

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I can’t tell you how happy I feel when I try a recipe for the first time & it turns out perfect. Easy, healthy, full of color, Gordon Ramsay’s baked salmon with herbs & caramelized lemon is the one of those successful fish recipes, you can ever bake. If you like fish you have to try this, the taste is mild & the salmon texture comes out really flaky. So if you want the recipe you can check it here!

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The Indian food is extremely tasty and spicy, but for me it’s way too hot that I start sniffing. I don’t know why but I just don’t handle anything hot, that well. It also prevents me from tasting and enjoying the food. I guess I’m a special case, because Moroccans do like hot food but not as much as our neighbors in Tunisia ;). So, whenever we go to an Indian restaurant I make sure to have my food medium even if it’s a bit uncomfortable, but I don’t want anyone to think I’m a freak.LOL

I do love something called Daal (Lentil soup) & have been dying to get the recipe but not any recipe of daal, it has to be identical (or similar at least) with what they make at Cooper Chandni restaurant, which I highly recommend if you have one in the city! It’s REALLY tasty. I ve found one recipe once and tried it but it was anything ANYTHING except Daal. Can’t tell you how disappointed I felt 😦

I’m still looking for a real Daal soup..

So this was the second Indian recipe I tried. Surprisingly enough, it came out pretty good and you could tell that it’s Indian unlike what happened with the unfortunate Daal I made before lol! Yet, I’m sure if any Indian tried this they would say otherwise because it wasn’t HOT enough 🙂 but I can’t cook something I can’t handle!!

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