With summer, it’s time for short skirts, watching people passing from the terrace of a café… and for cold soups! In fact, summer comes with very specific food pleasures and preparations, sometimes lighter, sometimes fresher or simply friendly: barbecues, appetizers, salads, ice creams… Our habits and cravings radically change.
This is the story of an encounter… between two passionate girls. Passionate about yoga, cooking, and traveling… Such a meeting could only happen in Bali, an island of discovery, exchange and surprises! As a matter of fact, none of us could have imagined that such a creative and joyful collaboration would be born one year and a half later…
How much do you enjoy cooking? If you are reading this blog, it is probably because you like cooking, or at least, you are looking for new ideas. Perhaps, you think as I do that pleasure in cooking depends on circumstances….
Personally, I don’t like cooking just because I have to, at the end of an exhausting workday and under pressure, just to feed others and myself. But moreover, I find that the act of cooking and the energy we put into it depend on our state of mind at that time.
I came back from the market with an idea in mind: to prepare a soup to warm me up on this cold winter day. I was standing in front of the stove, unsure how to proceed. I had bought cauliflower and basil. I was convinced that combining the two ingredients would be a success. It was a visual intuition first. I was already seeing this ivory white creamy soup, garnished with a deep green sauce. So I proceeded without instructions, with absolutely no plan, using what I could find in my kitchen.
Running a food blog requires good mood and enthusiasm. Indeed, it is about making you, dear readers, want to try a delicious dish, through a beautiful picture, a nice and fancy description and if possible easy instructions.
This week, let’s go back to the basics of traditional Moroccan cuisine with a Harira soup recipe. Harira is the national soup in Morocco. And it is a must in Ramadan – the month where muslims around the world fast during daylight. In fact, during that month, every Moroccan household or restaurant has that special smell of fresh herbs. Harira is usually served with dates, dried figs or even small honey pastries.
There are meals for every occasion, recipes for every moment of life. Yesterday, I was at the wedding of my cousin Fedwa. It was a beautiful day of conviviality and joy. We shared the happiness of the bride and the groom, we talked with friends and new people, and of course, as true Moroccan and French citizens, we ate. Yes we ate a lot of good and tasty food, from Morocco and from France. Parties, we love and enjoy them. But there are the days after…
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