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    Spinach and Chickpea Salad Bowl

    This Spinach and Chickpea salad bowl is a mixture of my favorite ingredients and my mom’s. She loves adding chickpeas, celery, and carrots to her salads. Most of the time she makes it with Romaine lettuce but I prefer to use spinach since it’s a less bitter and filled with nutrition. This salad was different since we mixed in the Moroccan Beet Salad recipe. We basically just prepared and added beets to the salad, nothing big. But to learn how to prepare the beets before using, refer to that recipe. This salad goes perfect with dinner or lunch. I even eat it for breakfast with avocado. A lot of people…

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    Moroccan Cucumber and Tomato Salad

    As quick and simple as this recipe may be, it is still a staple of Moroccan cuisine. The feggous (cucumber) and tomato salad can be the basis to create different salads or can be eaten as is with bread or another dish. I decided to take this recipe from La Maison Arabe’s Moroccan Recipes book. However, I didn’t follow every step of the recipe. For instance, I did not seed the tomatoes since I felt it would make the salad juicier. This is all a matter of preference of course. Print Moroccan Cucumber and Tomato Salad Ingredients 1 cucumber 2 tomatoes 1 onion 2 tbsp. of fresh chopped parsley 2…

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    Instant Pumpkin Couscous

    Ah couscous, the one dish that reminds me of Al Maghreb. A popular dish in North Africa, couscous consists of little balls of durum wheat semolina. It is believed to have been cooked by Berbers as early as 238 to 149 BC. Today, the popularity of couscous has made it’s way to France. Although instant couscous takes a few minutes to make, the best way to make traditional couscous is steaming it in a couscousiere. You can add different ingredients including zucchini, pumpkin, lentils, and carrots. Pair it with a tagine and a spoon of stew poured on top, you’ll be hooked. The recipe below is based off of instant…

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    Pepper Penne

    The balance between work and home life hasn’t been so easy for me these past few weeks. You may have noticed in my lack of posting on the blog. It may be because of the, what seems to be a never-ending, winter. I even blogged about the negative impact winter can have on people; it’s not a good feeling. But what better way to get over this than experimenting with new foods and dishes? I call this dish Pepper Penne. I didn’t know how delicious this dish could be. When my mom made it, I couldn’t resist trying to make it myself. It came out very delicious and I had a great…

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    Japanese Ramen Noodles

    This recipe is for the colder months coming. Or shall I say the cold month that we’re in now? It’s a perfect delicious recipe to make for lunch and even for dinner. I already had most of the ingredients since I use them regularly; I can’t get enough of Chinese and Japanese food flavors. It’s one of my favorite cuisines and it led me to learning how to make my own lo mein and chicken teriyaki. Yum! When learning to make the dishes, you just have to keep trying until you get that right taste. I can’t rest until I perfect the dish.

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