Change your daily life: in 3 steps!

Back to my thing!!! It has been a while since I wanted to write a post where I can share my breakfast routine. Here comes the right time to do so, this article is all about how my summer would last the whole year. Thanks to an easy breakfast trend, winter feels more warm than ever!

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Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Good evening,

If you are following me on Instagram you probably know the news… If not, I am glad to announce to you that I am officially a graduate from the National school of Management. Last Friday, I took part of the graduation ceremony and gave one last speech! It was tremendous; my favorite part was when I ended the speech with a favorite quote of mine by Eric Roth from his screenplay for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

This quote always inspires me to do whatever I want as long as I love it! This is how I started the food blogging experience, learned crochet, stepped up my game in Volleyball and became a better person who is proud of what she is doing… No matter what others would say or think!

 

Speaking about doing what you love, I felt like eating some muffins with bread crumbs while maintaining my weight… I know, it sounds like a bad idea! But, hey! One can live a healthy life and tolerate some sweetness in from time to time… As long as you make sure to exercise more often!

They say that regular muffins are pleasing but these crumb muffins are scrumptious!! So let’s check out this amazing recipe!!

Ingredients

Batter:

  • 1 1/2 flour
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 1/3 veg oil
  • 1/3 milk
  • 7g baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • Blueberries ( Strawberries or rasberries might do the trick)

Crumbs:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C ; lightly grease muffin cups, or line with muffin papers;
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the batter ingredients. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups;
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the crumbs ingredients. Sprinkle topping over muffins;
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Homemade Brioche

Happy Saturday Everyone,

So it’s been a week since we started fasting the Holly Ramadan in Morocco. I have been experiencing so many new recipes everyday… I am trying to follow a healthy life style by avoiding Deep-fried foods.  They are unhealthy because they tend to be very high in fat and calories wich increases risk for numerous health problems. I know you may often find yourself tempted by foods deep-fried; They may be tasty, but they are definitely not healthy! So I am switching my fried pan for the oven instead, it’s such a game changer! I am curious to know your life style during Ramadan? Have you succeded the healthy life stye challenge?

Have I mentionned that I finished my internship in Rabat? All I want right now is to go back to Tangier, and visit once again the Kasbah Museum!  It brings together an amazing number of exhibits tracing Morocco’s history.

It includes finds from the ancient time covering early history when Berbers ( the native people) were living safe and sound, when the Roman inhabited once the lands of Morocco and ‘New Era’ of its Modern History which has partly influenced its culture in religious orientation.

In this article I am mainly talking about the traditional courtyard garden of the museum, It’s a hidden Jem in the middle of the Kasbah. You, Unconsciously,  feel liketrespassing time and space while crossing the gate doot to the gardens. What I loved the most about it is its simplicity yet impressive sophistication! The paths, the doors, the plants, the floor and the genral architecture of the garden is such a perfection…

We should thank The sultan Moulay Ismael for thinking about buildng the Kasbah. After having expelled the English from Tangier, he has ordered to construct the Kasbah with this garden at the end of the XVIIth century to protect the town against further invasions. Now, it’s one of my favorite places to escape the Medina noise and enjoy a good hour of meditation.

So I promissed myself to go back there and I might also bring with me some brioches (’cause I am always hungry). So, I am pretty sure that you’ve been waiting for the recipe since you saw me making it on my instagram story a while ago.

So, Brioche is the classic French yeast bread that’s rich, golden and delightfully tender with a milky flavor that makes you feel like a kid taking a snack after waking up from a nap. I mean look at those braids, the texture is PERFECT… Each bite is divine.

The dough is enriched with milk, sugar, eggs and butter and it is not difficult to make, absolutely workable! Honestly, I am horrified of the idea of working with yeast… It feels like the dough will fail to rise ( which is a nightmare!! ). Luckily, I took a huge step by perfectly making these Brioches.

Gathering and measuring the ingredients is such a decisive part for me, because if I ever forgotten a single one; I am pretty sure that it will be too late when I realize it… Menwhile, I kept checking the room’s temperature, the windows and the doors ( close or turn off every source of air because it will prevent the bread from rising).

Indeed, the dough should be placed in a warm place protected from any source of air (between 20 and 30°C). The ideal is25 °C (knowing that the dough rises very slowly even in the fridge at 4 °C). But Do never reach 40 ° C  because the yeast will die.

Another Aspect to keep in mind is that you sould Keep working the dough until you don’t feel any salt or yeast granules left, it should be elastic and doesn’t stick to your fingers.

You might wanna keep this recipe for later, it’s totally doable!!!

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Surimi egg rolls

Surimi makes a wonderful snack all by itself, but what if we turn it into a light, easy to pack meal sponsored by the number one ingredient that all students have at home? You’ll get a stuffed tamagoyaki with surimi!!

So you’ll be asking me what is Tamagoyaki?  It’s the common type of cooked eggs in Japanese cuisine, this dish is made by rolling together thin layers of egg in a frying pan until you get a solid piece of rolled up egg. In other words, it’s something that you’ll fall in love with as soon as you taste it!

Check out this easy recipe! And don’t forget that you may add anything into the mixture;  from bell pepper to tomatoes? Or maybe you can stuff it with minced meat? Or chicken leftovers? I mean if you’re a student then you definitely have enough creativity to deal with it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 surimis
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coriander
  • 1 tbs olive oil

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the eggs, the chopped coriander and season the mixture.
  2. Whisk it together very well;
  3. Add olive oil to grease the pan then pour enough mixture to make a thin layer; Wait 2 to 3 min, place the 2 Surimis at the edge then start rolling the egg. Move the rolled layer in the middle of the pan.
  4. Add more mixture, wait another 2 min and repeat until there is no mixture left!

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Almond Ghriba

Dear foodies,

I’m really happy to share with you this special moroccan recipe, we call this “ghriba bahla”.

  •  Ghriba= mysterious
  • Bahla = silly

I’m not really sure why are we calling it this way but the legend says that this Moroccan cookie was first introduced by people from Andalusia who fled the region to come and settle down in Morocco…So it was a  “Ghriba” new thing ! As for the “habla” part; it’s due to the cracks on the cookie, somehow they saw a smile on its face… If you see it too let me know on the comments below. 

Anyway these moroccan almond cookies are so crumbly. Perfect with a glass of moroccan mint tea or simply milk!!

Ingredients:

  • 500 g Flour
  • 125 g butter
  • 175 g sugar
  • 125 ml oil
  • 45 g toasted sesame seeds
  • 75 g toasted almonds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 g baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F.
  2. Use a blender to mix sugar, add almonds then blend again.
  3. Now combine all ingredients then add the mixture into it; keep working the dough.
  4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, let it rest for 2 hours.
  5. Form little dough balls and place on a baking sheet!
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.

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Pancakes

My sister and I have this crazy relationship in which you get into fights all the time and then pretend that nothing happens, have you ever experienced that? I mean imagine yourself fighting over the TV or the last piece of a chocolate cake! Isn’t it frustrating but somehow lovely because we know that no matter what happens we have each other’s back! My sister Chada is very unique, I consider her to become a better person than I am ( lucky her she has the best master ever hahah just kidding).
 But even thought we always fight over silly things, when it comes to food we agree! So Chada asked me to make some Pancakes and of course she would help me with it!                          At first I used to tell her ” watch and learn sis ” But then I remembered how I felt back then when I was young and my mother would tell me ” just watch, we don’t want you to start a mess” . I felt that I would never cook and I nearly beleived it until 2 years ago… So I guess she’s grown enough to make a mess and learn from it!
So before starting the making of crêpes we have a rituel: We first have to gather the ingredients !
Ingredients:
20 cl Milk
2 big eggs
2 tbs melted butter
2 tbs sugar
200g flour
25g baking powder
Pinch of salt
Ingredients:
1-Take the dry ingredients and add the other ingredients.
2-Let it rest for a while
3-cook it in a non stick hot pan.
4- Serve it with your favorite fruit and some honey!

 

Pain perdu – lost bread-

 I’ve always loved sunday’s mornings, my mom would make us some “Pain perdu” (Lost bread) or “Pain doré”, (Golden bread) which  consist of using the rest of an old baguette soaking it into eggs and milk and then frying it. 
A dear friend of mine have always found its name weird in a funny way, he’ll be like ” How can anyone call a dish ‘pain perdu’, maybe they lost their mind not the bread haha ” Anyway, he’s got a point. But,but you know as long as it tasts good then no one cares about the name :3
 

All You need is: 

2 eggs
Some bread
1/2 cup milk
Pinch of salt
1 tsp Sugar

Directions: 

1- beat eggs very well, add sugar,salt, milk and beat again;
2-Cut tosats into slices, the coat bread thoroughly in egg-milk mixture.
3- Lighty butter a hot pan then add bread to the pan and cook slowly for 3 to 4 minutes on each side

Bon appétit !

Moroccan Crêpes: Baghrir

The thousand holes pancakes or crêpes reminds me of Arabian nights: A journey of One Thousand and One Night ! A voyage through authentic moroccan kitchen in its simplest way … Baghrir is one of The Moroccoan kitchen wonders!

I’ve just came back from school and I was homesick xd I thought that maybe trying beghrir will make me feel better ! And of course I’m sharing with you the recipe of these amazing moroccan crêpes *-*

Perfect with honey and a cup of moroccan min tea! This is all you need to make it !

Ingredients

3 cups fine Semolina
1 tsp yeast
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
4 cups warm water
1 egg

 

Directions 

1 Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a mixer to combine them.

2 Let it rest for 30 min

3 Pour enough batter into a preaheated  small non-stick pan, cook it until the baghrir starts making holes and looks dry! take it away from the heat and let it cool down… Repeat it until there’s no batter left.

PS: If you wanna make the black baghrir, you may add some cocoa pouder to the mixture…

Serve warm with Honey and a typical Moroccan Tea ! Besseha !!

 

Maha 

 

Japaneese Egg roll:Tamagoyaki

 

I was really obssesed with japanese culture, I used to read mangas and watch animes all day long and dreaming about going to Japan at night… I took some classes in Karate and learned few words in japaneese… See How much I was obssessed with Japan !!

For this weeks’ receipe, I’ll introduce to you the special Japaneese recipe for egg roll AKA TAMAGOYAKI; It’s the common type of cooked eggs in Japanese cuisine, this dish is made by rolling together thin layers of egg in a  frying pan until you get a solid piece of rolled up egg.
It tastes great for breakfast!!!

Check the recipe with photos for each step !

 

All you need is 1 small sweet red pepper, fresh coriander, 3 eggs + black pepper and salt

 

Mix the eggs, the chopped coriander and the cubed pepper then season it
Whisk it together for 1 min

 

Add olive oil to grease the pan then pour enough mixture to make a thin layer;
Wait 2 to 3 min, roll it up then move the rolled layer in the middle of the pan.
Add more mixture, wait another 2 min and repeat untill there is no mixture left !

 

Cool down for 2 min then start cutting it into small pieces

 

Itadakimasu