Thank God It’s Friday: Meet Theeee “BAGHRIR” !! 

  

  Hello Friday! 

My Fridays in Morocco are counted, and with each post of “Thank God It’s Friday” i write, i reluctantly say goodbye, to yet another week of unconditionnal love and family pleasures! And there aren’t many left! This leaves me a little heavyhearted. Knowing that i will soon have to start packing again, to leave the house that was once considered my home, is such a bummer! On a much happier note though, today’s recipe, is one of the many delicacies i enjoy when in Morocco! It is always made by my mom, and today she is sharing her recipe with all of us! 
Pancakes are well known wherever you go, and today we -my mom & I- will show you, how to make the Moroccan version of pancakes :)! It is called “BAGHRIR” and usually served with melted honey and butter! With some tea! And get ready to be floating on air, yum yum! 
You will need the following: 
500g semolina 

A pinch of Salt 
1 teaspoon sugar 
2 teaspoons of baking powder 
1 teaspoon of yeast mixed with half cup warm water.
4 cups of water
Put all in a blender, blend, let it rest for 5 minutes, and cook as you would cook pancakes! How easy is that!! 
I hope you enjoy our version of the pancakes! And see you soon! 
Ouiam  

Thank God It’s Friday: What’s in the Oven?

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Every day is a new day! You open your eyes, and you wonder what surprises might this day bring!? Then you get caught up in the busyness of every day’s life; what has to be done, what should be done. You worry, you think and overthink! You go on with your day and you try your best to make it a good one! To me, I wake up every day with an empty tank, that I need to fill up before I put my head right back on that pillow, that same night! I fill it up with many things!! Filling this tank is crucial for my night sleep, if the tank is full, then I have this sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that allows me to close my eyes and fly to La La land! Therefore I have learnt to do just that! I fill my tank with love and kindness, positivity and optimism! i fill it with a toddler’s smiles and laughter, with words and prayers from my parents. I have to see friends, talk to my precious people. I have to go out and see the sun! I have to stop and admire the blue sky. I have to take tons of pictures to document every single day of this cherished life! And Fridays are just the epitome of all that! I love them because a full night of sleep is almost always guaranteed! My Fridays are always filled with family, friends, and all the good things that come along with them! Today was a little especial though! A small celebration of my birthday (even though my birthday was two weeks ago) creeped into today’s schedule- it was a surprise-, we went for a brunch to Ritz Cartlton Bahrain, we were sitting by the pool, in this fantastic weather, the food was succulent. This was one of the very few hotels in Bahrain, that offers a wild range of vegetarian food for people like me( we tried The Four Seasons Bahrain, last week and all I had was a salad and some cold mezze!! Ughhh) . (here i share some photos from today)

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Okay, now let’s talk about what is in the oven today, shall we?!! This dish often saves my days! It only takes about twenty minutes, and it is delicious!!! All you need is :

Salmon fillets (two or three)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 small onion (cut into stripes)

1 capsicum (cut into cubes)

½ cup parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper

All you need to do is lay your salmon fillet on a dish, add the lemon juice, season it with salt, pepper and thyme, cover it with the onion and capsicum, then add the Parmesan cheese on top and place the dish in the oven, I usually leave it about 20 minutes to cook and voila!!

Bon Appetit!

Ouiam