This month’s Ethnic Exploration may seem very different from its predecessors as it is not attached to a specific market that touts amazing ethnic products. A market of that kind was difficult to find, we were scrambling for time to get to any market, and none of the markets had the most coveted spice that would make our dish sing. That sounds like a let down in a way, but we are more than positive that you will not be disappointed in our attempts and with the final dish. Just above these rambling words, you’ll find a gorgeous tagine with two hearty lamb shanks just waiting to be, well, tagine’d if you will. It was Amir’s chance to choose the month’s excursion, and he excitedly declared Moroccan to be the topic. I was more than ready and willing to get on board, and so we set about to create another meal worthy of a gold medal.Continue Reading »
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Lamb Tagine with Makfoul
Black Lentil and Couscous Salad
If you’re the kind of person who equates salad with lettuce and only lettuce, then today’s recipe will be a lovely change of pace for you. If you are the kind of person who adores couscous, then today’s recipe will be one that you must make now. Don’t waste another second. Two friends hosted a Moroccan-themed dinner party, and the side dish requirement needed to be filled. Couscous is a versatile, quick grain that you can make in less than 5 minutes and dress up however you like. Plus, it’s good for you! You can’t go wrong with this one. That’s why you can’t go wrong with this salad.
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Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie
You can interpret the big versus small debate however you choose, but there’s nothing wrong with the smaller side of the spectrum. Ask all of the people who make mini bundt cakes, mini muffins, mini pound cakes and mini cupcakes. The last mini treats here were a few batches of Apple Pie Cupcakes for Stir It 28. If something is small, you can pop it into your mouth in one bite–two if you’d like to give off an air of restraint. In an effort to stay true to our love for pot pie, this attempt to make a savory serving for one was the most fitting way to have your pie and eat it too.Continue Reading »