Sunday, December 20, 2009

Moroccan Cuisine

I  love Moroccan Food...but I have never had it made by a Moroccan Woman just My Husband and his friends....So I am looking forward to going to Morocco and having the good stuff and learning how to make it myself. So what i have learned form them I have kind of  taken what they know and added my own twist. I make Moroccan American Cuisine...It has the spices and the basics of Moroccan food but i prepare it in an American way...I like cooking...Aziz and I are looking for our own apartment so we dont have any room mates. It will be alot better then...when you have alot of boys in a house the food magically when i have my own kitchen I will be able to keep food more than a few hours and actually have some leftovers...Anyways i need to go so will write more later....


Salam Sisters

Beef Ttawa I don't measure so i will approximate....This is prepared in a 9X13 baking pan (Ttawa)

1 pound of ground beef ( you can just piece it out or make meatballs)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
3 roma tomatoes (diced)
Carrots (i use the baby ones but if you have big ones just cut them into pieces so they cook fast)
1/4 cup of cilantro (finely chopped)
1/4 cup of parsley (finely chopped)
4 potatoes (peeled and large dice)
Oil (enough to coat all the veggies so the spices stick to them)
Spices (i dont measure just put what i think is a good amount)
Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Cumin, Ground Saffron or yellow coloring, little garlic salt)

Now mix all the veggies, herbs, spices, and oil together in the pan
In a bowl mix the beef with a little bit of all the spices so that it will have a good flavor and not be bland. then make it in pieces or meatballs. and lay it evenly on top of the vegetables add some water (about 1cup or 1 1/2 cup if you like it to have some juice.

Then everyone eats out of the same pan with bread.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Added new Darija

Salam Alikum,

I added a few new words to the Darija check it out at the bottom right corner.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I love this Blog called 760 Days in Morocco but she has decided to stop blogging. She is going on to other things but she has a page called Darija which is Moroccan Arabic words. It was one of my favorite parts of her blog and so i have decided to try and do it on my blog.  So coming soon there will be some Darija on here for those of you who would like to learn some Moroccan Arabic. Look at the bottom under the Blog Archive on the right side. That is where the list of Darija will Begin. Stay Tuned in for more words coming very soon.


Salam Sisters,

Cocot, Tagine, Gameela, Ttawa these are some of the names that my husband calls dishes he makes. 





We are having Ttawa tonight with ground beef, potatos, onion, carrot, garlic, parsley, cilantro, oil, water, and spices. Aziz cooked tonight. He cooks pretty good. I have learned to make Moroccan Tea very good, I LOVE IT!! I also learned to make Moroccan Coffee too. My first Ramadan I went to the CousCous Cafe for breakfast (futr) and i had coffee cream it was good so i played around with the instant coffee sugar and milk and it is really good I figured out that you can make the milk foam using the microwave. Here is How.

I fill my coffee cup with milk and then i pour it in a tall glass then i put it in the microwave till the milk is hot maybe like 2 minutes depending on your microwave then i add one teaspoon of folgers instant cofee and sugar to taste. then i put it back in the microwave and i put it on 2 minutes with the light on so i can watch it the milk will start rising up the glass and make a foam thats why it needs to be a tall glass. when it rises to the top stop the microwave and let it go back down then start it again and let it rise up then stop it again usually 2 times is enough then pour it back into the coffee cup be careful cause it is very hot use a pot holder or towel. and you have coffee cream with foam. DELICIOUS  try it and tell me what you think. ok

Well we are fixin to eat so will blog later!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I am making gameela with chicken potatos carrots tomatos, onions, cilantro, garlic, parsley, and lots of spices. This is my 2nd attempt to make a gameela and the first one was good everyone loved it but i think this one is going to be better...I want to learn how to make all the moroccan food...insha Allah one day i can learn from Aziz's Mom....I am just writing a blog right fast while i am waiting for it to finish cooking. this is also my first time using a pressure cooker.  My aunt had a bad experience with a pressure cooker once so i am scared of them!!! but so far so good insha Allah. Later sisters gonna eat!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Feeling Better

I had a great suggestion from my new friend (t) she said i should start doing something that I love...Aziz said the same thing so i figure they are right. I love to make my Tutu's and I love to i decided to make my new blog and i went to youtube and did a little bit of and i am starting to feel a little more like ME!!



I have a new blog that I am currently working on please go check it out.

I will be adding new pics of Tutu's that I am making and a color chart so you can order custom orders made in the color you choose. I will be putting prices and sizes and a eventually other stuff that i make on here as well. I will probably be using paypal for customers to pay for their purchase. I am in the process of getting all that organized and worked out right now so keep checking in for new items and follow my new blog.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thank You

Well I have been a little bit depressed I am Muslim but being american and christian for many years the holidays are a big part of my life getting together with family and friends. But I have moved a few hours away from my family and I am 17 hours away from my son I have been feeling a little depressed about the distance a little homesick. Which causes Aziz to feel bad because he hates when i am unhappy...he said his goal is to make me happy all the time and he feel frustrated that he cant really do anything to help with this...but thanks to my new email pen pal we will call her (t) I have been coming out of it a little...she checks on me everyday if I havent blogged she wants to know if I am ok...I need to get back to myself so i can get to know her better I think we will be good friends. She checks on me more than my own family does...SO THANK YOU (t) for helping me feel better!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Adventurous Day!!

Salam Alikum Sisters....Well I went to bed really late because I was watching tv on the internet...And time just flew by so I decided to sleep in late...wrong answer...a million phone calls and text messages and no sleep so i got up and took a shower and got dressed because i had to go to the laundry and wash Aziz's Karate Gi well I locked my keys in my car...I called Aziz to tell him and he said Oh my whats wrong with us I broke my iphone today and you locked your keys..he told me just say humdullah so i said it over and over but anyways... Aziz was working and couldnt come to my rescue and I couldnt get it open with a hanger and it was freezing outside today and i was freezing because i had on ballet flats thank Allah for the hijab at least my head was i had to pay this guy $30 to come and unlock my car...I think I need to become a locksmith it took him about 45 seconds to open the door. WOW!! then i get to the house and we went to karate and guess what...Aziz said Oh you washed the wrong Gi I needed the other one but its ok!!! So thats my adventurous day.

Friday, December 4, 2009

No Excuse Really

Sorry sisters, I know I havent posted in a while, but i really have no excuse...not a good one anyway...really nothing interesting has been happening. I am just trying to get back on track with having the stomach bug and then the kidney infection...I believe I am going to have to go back to the doctor because everytime I eat I get a stomach ache...I dont know what is wrong with me I havent been sick in 2 years now I am sick all the time..maybe its stress and nerves...I hate going to the doctor...but maybe they will figure it out and get me back to normal...insha Allah!!