Sfenj with Cardamom

Sfenj (or “Sfenj”) are Moroccan yeasted donuts which my family and I eat on Hanukkah. They’re similar to beignets but better. Better because they’re fluffy and addictive like their sisters but don’t contain butter, milk and eggs. They have mercy…

Moroccan Cooked Tomato salad

You can’t write about salada matbucha without writing about Yeruham. The Jewish Moroccan spicy tomato cooked salad and my hometown in the Negev, the desert of Israel, go together. The aroma of tomatoes cooked with garlic and charred green spicy…

Hamin

Hamin (Chulent) is a traditional Jewish overnight stew, which  Jews around the world used to make for Shabbat since they couldn’t cook or light fire from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Although I don’t observe the Shabbat I sometimes to…

Harissa

Harissa is a Moroccan spicy condiment made with  red chile peppers and small hot chili peppers and spices. We eat harissa with braised dishes, sandwiches, soups, salads, couscous, omelets, etc. My husband likes to mix it with ketchup and dip…