Despite the glorious Boston weather this weekend, I did a bit of cooking indoors and got some lovely results that I’m excited to share with you. Moroccan Chicken & Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad were just two dishes created, with some guidance from Alice Waters, in The Art of Simple Food, and Lemonade LA, in The Lemonade Cookbook. I’m on a bit of a Moroccan food kick right now (if you can’t tell). Moroccan cuisine incorporates lots of spices, meat, and fresh vegetables & fruits, and often times these components are all in one dish! It’s influenced by a number of different ethnic groups, including Arabs, Berbers, Moors, & the French, giving it a rich history and a lot of variety. Recipes, photos, & more, after the jump.
Have you ever found a dish at a restaurant that you loved so much, you had to try making it at home? I am obsessed with La Méditerranée‘s Chicken Cilicia (a phyllo pastry filled with an exotic blend of spices, chicken, raisins, & garbanzo beans). In the past, I’ve successfully replicated the dish at home, but the phyllo dough part is a bit labor/time intensive. Thinking of ways I could get that incredible Moroccan flavor without the meat or phyllo hassle, I created this veggie burger last night. And, let me tell you, it turned out far better than I expected. Recipe after the jump!