Chtitha Djedj

Today I made an inviting Algerian dish called Chtitha Djedj, always served during the month of Ramadan. A simple and tasteful dish made with chicken and chickpeas; and strongly flavored with garlic. Djedj means in chicken in Arabic. Chtitha is related to the world chtih, which in Arabic means dance. The anecdote behind this is that this dish…

Mtewem Marqa Hamra, Algerian Garlicky Meat Balls in Red Sauce

Today, I made Mtewem, which means garlicky in Arabic. This dish is originally from the capital city of Algiers and the original recipe is made with white sauce. In my family we always make this dish with a spicy red sauce. This dish consists of meatballs filled with garlic and cumin, extremely aromatic. So popular…

Rogan Josh Kashmir

I’m so glad to finally post my first Curry; a Rogan Josh Kashmir. Rogan Josh Kashmir is a slow cooked curry from Kashmir. The addition of the Kashmiri red chili brings this beautiful, vibrant red color. The spices and the flavors are so intense and the lamb is extremely soft and moist. This recipe is…

Chicken Burgers

With summer soon coming to an end, I couldn’t see a better reason to enjoy the outdoors with a homemade burger, perfect for this week’s Fiesta Friday #82 too! The recipe for the Bread comes from my fellow lovely lady Elaine. I made her Loaf this week, and since it was so good, I decided…

Tagliatelle with Black Garlic

Last month, I ventured to Abu-Dhabi to pick up a big envelope from my fantastic fellow Blogger friend Elaine @foodbod. I spent a delectable afternoon with her lovely family who brought this gift over from the UK. Inside the envelope were Black Garlic and Moroccan and Creole Spices (as well as a lovely letter). Thank’s again Elaine! I decided to…

Endives Gratin with Emmental

For this festive week, I have opted to bring a new recipe to the 48th Fiesta Friday, a Gratin made with Endives. The Endive (a small and bitter vegetable) famous Belgium vegetable, and is the star of this dish! A relatively easy recipe, with a distinct flavor. Thank you once again to our superb hostess…

Roast Lamb and Hash Brown Potatoes

The weekend is here, and we all know what that means; Fiesta Friday time! Thanks again to our Angie from The Novice Gardener for this friendly party. I cannot believe this is the 30th Fiesta Friday already, time sure flies! Thanks to Margherita from La Petite Casserole  for co hosting this week! Serves 8 Ingredients: 2…

Lumaconi with Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese

I’m a definitely a pasta lover, and can’t think of an absolute favorite, nor one I don’t like! Today I chose the Lumaconi Pasta, the shape looks like a big snail shell that you can fill with (tuna, ricotta cheese…) you have an infinite choice. For this recipe, I opted for Goat cheese. Serves 4…

Stuffed tomatoes with olive oil

Serves 3 Ingredients: 6 medium tomatoes 250g of minced beef 3 cloves of garlic 1 bunch of parsley 1 yellow onion A pinch of salt Black pepper 1 teaspoon of herbes de Provence 50g of breadcrumbs Olive oil Procedure: Wash the tomatoes and cut the top of each tomato. With a teaspoon remove the inside…