Moroccan Recipes With A Contemporary Twist

If you have read some of my previous blog posts you will know that I love Moroccan food: the mouth-watering appetisers, the mix of spices in the tagines, the couscous, and the sweet, sticky, pastries. Despite purchasing local spices in the souks and asking for recipes when I am travelling I have struggled to recreate […]

Spinach and Cumin Soup Recipe

Shreyas cooking lesson

Shreyas Recipe for Spinach and Cumin Soup Mani, one of the five chefs at Shreyas yoga and wellbeing retreat in Nelamangala, Bangalore, showed me how to make this healthy, nourishing spinach and cumin soup. The food at the Shreyas ashram is vegetarian and is created according to yogic principles so it’s “fresh, light and nutritious”. […]

My Moroccan Food Q & A

  Q & A with Nargisse Benkkabou, creator of My Moroccan Food I’ve visited Morocco many times on sourcing trips and on holiday and really love the cuisine; the mix of spices in the tagines, the hot and cold salads, mouthwatering appetizers and of course, the sweet, sticky pastries. I have been looking for a […]

Baking bread in the Medina

  Communal Bread Ovens in the Medina, Marrakech   Moroccan bread or Khobz, is an important part of the country’s cuisine.  It’s a flatbread, made with white or wholewheat flour with a thick crust and it’s served at every meal.   It is used like a utensil to scoop food and  to soak up the […]

Casa Oaxaca

An oasis of calm in the heart of Oaxaca Casa Oaxaca is an oasis of calm in the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico.  A place to escape after a day of sightseeing or, in my case, a long day of dusty car journeys and meetings with cooperatives.  Located in the historical centre in an eighteenth century […]

Hibiscus Tea or Té de Jamaica

It’s a blustery day here in London perfect weather for an afternoon cup of Hibiscus tea.  I came across Hibiscus tea or Té de Jamaica, as it is known in Mexico, when I was travelling a few months ago.   It’s a really refreshing, quite tart, drink made from Hibiscus flowers which can be consumed hot […]