Category Archives: North African

Harira, ham, and egg. 11/20/22

This Sunday’s Breakfast For Dinner made use of leftover Harira, a Moroccan stew we made earlier this week. I added a piece of deli ham that I cut in strips, an over easy egg, and a squirt of sriracha to … Continue reading

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Moroccan Harira soup/stew 11/16/22

While I was away John saw an episode of America’s Test Kitchen where they made this North African dish. He thought it looked doable and good so we put it on the menu for this week. We tweaked the recipe … Continue reading

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Pre-made chickpea stew on a bed of raw kale over cauliflower and white rice mix 5/28/22

Hard to believe but sometimes I do not feel like cooking. My lazy day often happens on Saturday after five straight days of meal preparation. In my former less healthy-eating days this would have been a night of take-out Chinese … Continue reading

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Moroccan chickpeas with greens. 2/28/22

This vegan dinner entree is a delicious combination of spices, vegetables, and preserved lemon. There is a bunch of chopping up to do but the cooking is mostly hands off. To make it simpler I used a can of drained … Continue reading

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Moroccan chickpeas with chard, turnips, carrots, and fennel. 2/9/22

I made this vegan dish a few weeks ago and it turned out tasting pretty good so I thought I would try it again. I think it turned out even better this time. I did not have any dried apricots … Continue reading

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Vegan! Moroccan chickpeas and chard. 1/28/22

This really tasty stew can be found here if you have a subscription to NYTimes Cooking https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017228-moroccan-chickpeas-with-chard?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share. This lively vegan dish is spiced up with plenty of garlic, ginger, jalapeño, turmeric, and preserved lemon. (I found preserved lemons in a … Continue reading

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Chicken with Tabbouleh and Moroccan carrot salad. 7/29/21

Since it was in the mid-90s on Thursday, I decided to shift from sheet pan roasted vegetables to cool salads. I made my usual parsley forward tabbouleh and looked through a bunch of recipes to find a carrot salad that … Continue reading

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Grilled harissa chicken with farro and spiced cauliflower (LFD) 4/10/21

The leftover part of our Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) this week consisted of farro that I made extra of on Friday and half of a head of cauliflower. John marinated the boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the harissa (store-bought jar) … Continue reading

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Take-out! Zeni Ethiopian food. 3/24/21

As a continuing part of our daughter’s birthday celebration we got take-out from another one of her and our favorite restaurants, Zeni’s in San Jose, CA. They serves authentic Ethiopian food and it is so delicious. When you dine in … Continue reading

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Prize winner! Algerian tagine. 2/8/21

This past week’s winner of most views by a country was Algeria with 355 views.  Dininglite.blog seems to be very popular in North Africa. Both Egypt, last week’s winner, and Algeria made strong showings. I decided to make a tagine … Continue reading

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