Couscous Salad with Chermoula Dressing

During teacher appreciation week at N’s school. I volunteered to bring in lunch one of the days and after a few questions to his teacher regarding her likes and dislikes, I figured I would make a couscous salad as it keeps well and tastes great at room temperature. I did get over my end of the school year symptoms ( read fear, with all three home ) long enough to make the lunch !! I think the idea of a brand new ……..guinea pig, if you will, pushed me up from the doldrums for a bit ! Ms....more

Cinnamon-Spiced Fish Tagine with Raisins and Capers

A few notes about this recipe: You can use any type of white fish, but I'd urge you to try something other than tilapia. Sure, tilapia is well-liked due to its low cost, wide availability, and mild taste that plays to its versatility and makes it a highly recommended first foray into seafood for non-fish eaters. But why do you think it's so cheap, so available, and so, well, lacking in flavor? Due to farming practices, of course. Tilapia are easy to mass-produce because they eat pretty much anything, which means farmers can get away with feeding them a lesser quality diet that is certainly not like what they'd eat in the wild. Unfortunately this results in a fish containing minimal amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and elevated levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which is not a very healthy combination if you're trying to eat more fish to improve heart-health....more

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas and Carrots

For Valentine’s Day I got a Le Creuset tagine accompanied by a new Moroccan cookbook (swoon). I’ve read articles that discourage men from buying their spouses kitchen or other household paraphernalia for Valentine’s Day. I totally disagree. A few years ago I got an amazing vacuum cleaner. Every kiss begins with Dyson. ...more
I love kitchen (or home) gadgets for presents. And I've never heard of this one. Thanks for the ...more

A Touch of Spice

A Touch of SpiceSo I've been allowed to have a bit of a play in the kitchen - and I thought that I would have a play with Moroccan Spices; turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger. I was surprised at how quickly the meal came together (although I did marinate the meat the night before). If you're looking for something with lots of flavour and the something which is ready in less than 20 minutes (20 MINUTES!!) than this dish is for you.Moroccan Lamb and Apricot CouscousSpiced Moroccan Lamb3 lamb back-straps (or lamb fillets)1/2 cup apricot nectar...more

Chicken Tagine - Moroccan Stew

 If you like Indian cuisine; but tend to be intimidated by the heat in some of the dishes, Moroccan may be for you.  Today's Fit Foodista post provides readers who love ultra-flavorful yet not too spicy food a great option.  Try this recipe for low-fat  ...more