Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

It’s probably obvious that we love all types of food in this house. But lately I’ve been exploring more North African cuisine. As I’ve been diving into Moroccan cuisine, I’ve noticed several recipes with sweet potatoes and ras el hanout. That’s what inspired this Moroccan spiced sweet potato black bean burger. Continue reading “Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger”

Apricot Raisin Couscous Cake

If you follow the blog you know that I am an advocate of using what I already have in the house. The other day I was looking for something sweet and I realized I had some frozen apricots left over from our Moroccan family dinner. Couscous can be served as either a savory or sweet dish. I’ve already made a savory dish so I decided it was time to try sweet. Presenting, my apricot raisin couscous cake.

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Pasta Puttanesca with Shrimp

Pasta puttanesca is not a dish I would typically make. Though now that I think about, I should. Why is it not a dish I’d make at home? Because it has anchovies in it. I used to not like anchovies. But I’m coming around to it. And this pasta puttanesca with shrimp is one of the most simple and delicious dishes ever.

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Shakshuka – One Pot Spicy Tomato and Eggs

Sometimes I don’t get to have breakfast until the early afternoon. Of course, the issue with that is then I can’t decided whether I want breakfast or lunch. Does that ever happen to you? And you just can’t choose. Well, shakshuka solves all of these problems. The eggs give you that breakfast feel, but the spicy tomato sauce has that late night comfort feel to it.

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Halal Chicken and Rice

I have a love for the food carts in New York City. It’s one of the things that makes me miss living in the city especially in the summer. What’s interesting is that almost every major city around the world has some type of street food. In New York, there’s a long history of immigrants from Greece to Sri Lanka running food carts. The regional distinctions of the owning are sometimes reflected in the food. One of the most well known is the Halal Guys food cart, which is why this post is titled Halal Chicken and Rice.

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Ground Beef Gyro Sandwich

Why is it that some of the best food comes from a cart or the side of the road? Street food is a worldwide phenomenon. So much so that tons of T.V. shows have been dedicated to finding the best street food. It’s inspired me to make some of my favorites. Starting with the gyro. Here’s my take on a ground beef gyro. It’s made at home but it really hits the spot.

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Baked Falafel with Tahini Sauce

One of the many things my husband and I have in common is our love for all types of food. One of our favorites places to go is a little Mediterranean restaurant called Ibby’s Falafel in downtown Jersey City. We love their falafel and shwarma. It’s not fancy, but it has the most delicious food. We love it. Everything about it suits us perfectly. It’s a simple place with good food. And Ibby’s gives it to you. Of course, we’ve tried many other places, from Boston to Florida but we still prefer Ibby’s. Unfortunately, we don’t live near Ibby’s anymore. And drastic times call for drastic measures, making our own falafel.

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