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A small bowl full of juicy pomegranate seeds. A few seeds are scattered around the base of the bowl and a whole unopened pomegranate is in the background.

Moroccan Style Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate seeds are juicy, nutritious, and extra delicious with the Moroccan additions of orange flower water and cinnamon. Moroccans are most likely to serve this tasty treat as a dessert, but my kids are happy to...

Overhead photo of three different presentations of sellou, a Moroccan paste-like sweet made from ground almonds, ground sesame and flour.

Sellou Recipe – Sfouf or Zmita

Moroccan sellou, also called sfouf or less commonly zmita, is a rich, nutty confection of ground fried almonds, ground toasted unhulled sesame seeds, and browned flour. Flavored with cinnamon and anise and sweetened...

Are You Ready for Eid Al Adha?

Understanding Islamic Sacrificial Slaughter

Udhiyah and qurbani are interchangeable Arabic terms for the sacrificial slaughter of a sheep, goat, cow or camel as mandated for Muslims during the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha. A sacrificial slaughter is also...

Salads and Sides

Tips & Techniques

Image showing several wedges of pomegranate; the bright red seeds are exposed but still trapped in membrane. Several whole pomegranates are in the background. A single whole walnut rests beside a small pile of pomegranate seeds.

How to Seed a Pomegranate

If your family likes to eat pomegranate seeds by the bowlful, as do many Moroccans, removing and cleaning the seeds can be a bit of a tedious task. Or, if you’ve never tried seeding a pomegranate before, you might...

Moroccan Breads to Try

Photo of batbout, Moroccan pita bread, in a basket on a table.

Batbout – Moroccan Pita Bread Recipe

Batbout is a flavorful, chewy Moroccan bread that cooks with a pocket just like pita bread. Rather than being baked in the oven like Middle Eastern pita, batbout is cooked on the stove in a pan or on a griddle, where it...

Overhead view of spongy semolina pancakes called beghrir. The pancakes have a honeycombed appearance and are arranged in an overlapping circular pattern on the serving dish. A small bowl of butter and honey syrup is centered on the pile of pancakes.

Beghrir – Moroccan Semolina Pancakes

Beghrir or baghrir are spongy, melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan pancakes made from a crepe-like semolina batter. Light and tender, the pancakes are characterized by a unique honeycomb-like appearance. This is a result of...

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