Lamb tangia 👌🏻 Ok so listen! As I’ve mentioned a few times, I am currently on a very restricted diet to heal my gut. I can’t use all of the ingredients I used to use to cook. I am limited to only a few ingredients. Of course I feel restricted to a certain extent with my creativity, as I’m sure many of you have while following any specific diet (for any specific reason). But don’t allow yourself to get mundane with it. I’m using this opportunity to explore different styles of cooking, drawing inspiration from different cultures. We never used to have access to the vast pantry we now do due to industrialization. Don’t forget that. We used to be limited. We used to only have access to what we were able to forage for according to each season. The styles and techniques of cooking we have available reflect that. Like this Moroccan dish, or technique of cooking in a clay pot, allows for meats to slow cook over a fire (or heat source) for a couple hours, drawing out all the flavours and trapping the steam in order to achieve the most succulent and tender piece of meat you can imagine. Although I liked having access to so many ingredients, my gut isn’t healthy enough to support all of them. I need to take a step back and narrow down what causes my specific gut to become inflamed. In the mean time though, I have been creative and am enjoying different styles of cooking, and the challenge to make each meal just as satiating as if I had many more ingredients to choose from. I’d also argue, although this is restricted, I’m sure many of you would want to dive into it regardless! My point is, limited doesn’t have to be boring. Our history can teach us many lessons, and drawing inspiration from other cultures can open your eyes to totally new tastes and experiences! So explore different styles of cuisine against different times and around the globe and get creative with it, make it fun.
A Fresh Start to the dinner menu - that's what we're aiming for this year! Simple recipes like our Moroccan Chickpea Soup can inspire the whole family to fall in love with new seasonings, while fueling their tummies for tomorrow.
Marrakech, Ourika Valley, Ouzoud Waterfalls
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