Spinach Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients: Spinach (2 cups) Blueberry (1/2 cup) Chia seeds (1 tablespoon) Almond Milk (1 1/2 cups) Ice (optional; I froze the berries and spinach so I didn’t use any) Direction: Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Dal Palak

Ingredients: Spinach (250 grams/8 oz) Chana Dal (1/2 cup) Toor Dal (1/2 cup) Masoor Dal (1/2 cup) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Chili Powder Coriander Powder (1 tablespoon) Cumin Seeds (1 1/2 teaspoon) Asafoetida powder (1 teaspoon) Garlic (1 tablespoon; minced) Ginger (1 teaspoon; minced) Green chilies (2-3 chilies; chopped) Onion (1 large; chopped) Tomato (2…

Spam Fingers

Ingredients: Spam (12 oz; one container; I used the less sodium one) Psyllium Husk Powder (1 cup) Eggs (2) Coconut Flour (1/2 cup) Pepper Oil (any oil fo your choice) Directions: Heat about 4 inches of oil in a deep pan on medium heat. Cut the spam lengthwise into slices and then cut each of…

Moroccan Roast Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken (Roasting chicken; I got a 7.2 lbs chicken) Ras al hanout (2 tablespoons) Black Pepper (6-8 peppercorns) Preserved Lemons (2 lemons) Saffron (a pinch) Rose (petals and buds; 2 tablespoons; optional) Olive Oil Fresh Cilantro (for garnish) Butter (2 tablespoons) Directions: In a small bowl, add the saffron and 1/4 cup of warm…

Chicken Egg and Cheese Wrapped in Coconut Flatbread

Ingredients: Chicken thighs (boneless and skinless; cut into bite size pieces) Eggs (1 egg per wrap) Onion (1 medium sized; sliced) Black Cardamom (1 pod) Green Cardamoms (2 pods) Cloves (3-4 cloves) Cumin Seeds (1 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1 tablespoon) Coriander Powder (1 tablespoon) Garam Masala (1 tablespoon) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Kasuri Methi (1…

Salmon with Mushrooms & Lemon Butter Sauce

Ingredients: Salmon (2 fillets) Mushrooms (any variety) Parsley (a bunch finely chopped) Lemon juice (1/2 lemon) Butter (2 tablespoon; should be at room temperature) Cayenne Pepper (to taste) White wine (1/2 cup) Olive Oil Salt (to taste) Dill (optional; for garnish) Directions: Season the fillets with salt and cayenne pepper on both sides and set…

Chicken Tajine

Ingredients: Chicken (6-8 pieces; I use a mix of drumsticks and boneless thigh pieces, you can use either or both) Olives (8-10; pitted and thinly sliced) Preserved Lemon (1 lemon) Saffron (a pinch) Cilantro (a bunch; finely chopped) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Chili Powder (1-2 tablespoon; depending on spice preference) Cumin Powder (1 teaspoon) Ras…

Meatball Tajine with Eggs

Ingredients: Ground Beef (1 pound) Eggs (4-5) Garlic (2 cloves; minced) Onion (1 large onion chopped) Ground cumin (2 teaspoon) Paprika (2 teaspoon) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Red chili powder/ Cayenne pepper powder (1 tablespoon) Cinnamon powder (a pinch) Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz) Cilantro (A bunch; finely chopped) Directions: In a bowl add the ground…

Salmon and Chorizo with Sweet Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Ingredients: Salmon (2 fillets) Chorizo (1 sausage finely sliced) White wine (1/2 cup) Mixed Color Cherry Tomatoes (10 oz, cut into halves) Green Olives (8 – 10 pitted, sliced) Basil Leaves (2-3 springs) Dill (for garnish) Directions: Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place the salmon flesh side down on a large cold…

Lamb Shank Tagine

Ingredients: Lamb Shanks (4 pieces, 2 pounds) Raz El Hanout (2 tablespoons) Coriander seeds (1 teaspoon; crushed) Cumin Powder (1 teaspoon) Ginger Powder (1 teaspoon) Turmeric Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Cinnamon Powder (1 teaspoon) Saffron (a pinch) Onions (1-2 large; sliced) Tomatoes (1 pounds; sliced) Apricots (6-8 pieces; sliced) Garlic (1-2; crushed) Cilantro Sugar (2 tablespoons)…