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Christine Benlafquih

Updated Articles and Resources

By Christine Benlafquih

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Moroccan Spinach Salad with Preserved Lemon and Olives Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Chopped spinach is steamed and then sauteed with spices, preserved lemon and olives.
    • Chaussons au Thon - Savory Tuna Turnovers with Capers and Cheese Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Easy, savory puff pastry turnovers with a tuna, caper and cream cheese filling. Keep some in the freezer for tea time, iftar or unexpected company.
    • Khadra Created: Friday, October 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Khadra, also spelled xdra, is the Moroccan Arabic word for vegetables.
    • Merguez Created: Monday, April 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Merguez is a spicy sausage of Tunisian and Algerian origin that is also popular in Morocco.
    • Moroccan Merguez Spice Mix Recipe Created: Monday, April 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Spice mix for making merguez, a popular sausage in North Africa.
    • Merguez Sausage Recipe Created: Monday, April 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      These spicy North African sausages are easy to make. Shape the mixture by hand or feed into sausage casings.
    • Kefta Briouats with Cheese, Veggies and Rice Vermicelli Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Savory Moroccan pastries with ground beef, carrots, cheese and rice vermicelli. Prep them in advance and then freeze until needed.
    • Kefta Puff Pastry Wraps - Chaussons au Kefta Created: Sunday, July 21, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      These puff pastry wraps are stuffed with Moroccan-seasoned kefta and cheese. Serve them in Ramadan to break the fast, or as a party or tea time food.
    • Chaussons aux Pommes - French Apple Turnovers Recipe Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      These classic French pastries are made by enclosing apple puree in flaky, buttery puff pastry dough - absolutely delicious and easy to make at home.
    • Chaussons with Kefta and Curry - Savory Puff Pastry Turnovers Created: Sunday, August 11, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Zesty and full of flavor, these puff pastry wraps make an excellent starter or appetizer, or consider offering them as tea time or Ramadan fare.
    • How to Season a Tagine and Other Clay Cookware Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Authentic Moroccan tagines and other clay cookware should be seasoned before first use. Learn how to use and care for a Moroccan tagine.
    • Essential Ingredients in Moroccan Cooking Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This list highlights essential ingredients and pantry items which are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
    • Moroccan Summer Tagine Recipes Created: Saturday, May 26, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Light tagine recipes for warmer weather, including those that call for summer veggies.
    • Moroccan Dips Created: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      These cooked salads, purees and spreads may all be served as dips.
    • Moroccan Appetizers, Snacks and Finger Food Created: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Looking for a change from your usual repertoire of appetizers and dips to set out for a party or gathering? Try some of these Moroccan appetizers, snacks and finger foods.
    • Moroccan Recipes for Eid Al-Fitr Created: Sunday, September 20, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Eid Al-Fitr – also known as Eid Al-Saghir (the small eid) – concludes a full month of fasting in Ramadan. Any of these recipes might be served in Morocco on this festive day.
    • Moroccan Recipes with Orange Flower Water Created: Saturday, September 05, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Orange flower water is used extensively in Moroccan cooking. These recipes on the Moroccan Food site all include the fragrant water in their list of ingredients.
    • Traditional Moroccan Ramadan Recipes Created: Friday, August 01, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Looking for ideas of what to serve at a traditional Moroccan iftar? The recipes here are popular choices for breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan.
    • Gueddid - Moroccan Dried Lamb or Beef - Moroccan Jerky Recipe Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A recipe for Moroccan dried meat with coriander, cumin and garlic.
    • Moroccan Barley Dchicha Soup with Milk and Thyme Created: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This savory barley and milk soup is flavored with onions, garlic and thyme. Simple, easy and satisfying.
    • Homemade Warqa Recipe - Homemade Moroccan Brick Pastry Created: Monday, August 27, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Try this easy method for making homemade warqa, which can be used to make bastillas, briouats and sweet pastries.
    • Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Cream Cheese and Herbs Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This quiche with caramelized onions, KIRI cream cheese and herbs is a family favorite, particularly in Ramadan.
    • Baked Stuffed Fish with Shrimp and Cream Sauce Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      An easy, impressive baked fish dish for special occasion or company meals. It can be prepped early in the day and refrigerated until baking time.
    • Moroccan Couscous with Pumpkin, Carrots and Chickpeas Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Offer this fragrant couscous year round. Omit the meat to make a complete one-dish vegetarian meal.
    • Moroccan Bread with Anise and Sesame Seeds Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Moroccan bread (khobz or kesra) is sometimes flavored with seeds. This recipe features the popular combination of anise and sesame seeds.
    • Serrouda - Moroccan Chickpea Puree Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This traditional Moroccan chickpea puree is simply flavored with onion, saffron, salt and pepper. Serve it thick as a dip or thinned as a soup.
    • Vanilla Sables - Vanilla Crescent Cookie Recipe Created: Friday, December 10, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      These vanilla crescent cookies have a rich butter taste and decorated with vanilla sugar and chocolate. Surprisingly easy to make.
    • Vegetarian Berber Pizza - Medfouna Created: Friday, May 14, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This stuffed Berber flatbread has an onion, olive and herb filling. Make it as spicy as you like.
    • Carrot Orange Juice Recipe - Moroccan Orange Juice with Carrots Created: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Use a blender to make this refreshing and healthy Moroccan beverage. Orange flower water is optional.
    • Saffron Tea - Moroccan Tea with Saffron Created: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Saffron tea is popular in and around the Moroccan town of Taliouine, where saffron is harvested locally.
    • Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas and Raisins Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Chicken is stewed in a spicy, fragrant sauce with chickpeas and raisins. Dried apricots can be substituted for the raisins.
    • Moroccan Mechoui Roasted Lamb Spareribs Recipe Created: Saturday, January 09, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Slabs of lamb spareribs are coated with a butter and spice rub, and then slow roasted to buttery tenderness.

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