My Marrakech – enjoying food variety

Marrakech – a moment to change from everyday life in our remote mountains…
for example by enjoying the food variety and the huge range of different tastes we cannot find in the High Atlas… ice-cream, pizza, burger, fast food, slow food, juices, avocados, strawberries, cake, tarts, cheese, cappuccino, … chinese, italian, indian, american, … oh so yummy!!!



Happy merry Id’el Adha!

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one of our this year’s healthy Id’ treats:

sugar-lactose-gluten-free chocolate pralines 

very dark chocolate melted
coconut flakes grounded
sesame or linseeds grounded
nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia, etc. grounded
cocoa powder
orange zest
dates, cranberries, goji berries,…
orange flower water

mix all ingredients well and press small balls in shape, put them in little paper forms – yummy!

wishing you and yours a very happy feast-day and tabark’Allah!  Id’ moubarak said! 

Happy Id el Adha 2015!

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happy ‘Id to all my Muslim readers, and peace and love for everyone! 
wishing you a lovely celebration.

we celebrate this years ‘Id mostly with toothfriendly, natural and wholesome food and sweets
and are continuing the sugarfree and health-concious path we began to take this summer, inchaallah.
I never thought I would be able to feel so unattached to chocolate and sweets –  but it is indeed a liberating feeling to know that I can live and really feel good without it, if I want, alhamdulillah.
the consistent sugar-abstinence last Ramadan made it possible for me to quit my sweet cravings and to vastly reduce our sugar intake. we also are much more aware now of how and what we eat, of our wheat-, processed-food-, fruit-, dairy-, etc consumption.
great inspiration I found in looking back how our ancestors ate, how our dear prophet Muhammad (sas) lived and what he ate, what nature offers and also from these people here and here and over theretherethere and there.

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Cooking in Ramadan

Although I prefer not to spend many hours in the kitchen during this sacred month, the meals for Iftaar (breaking the fast-meal in the evening) and Suhoor (snack before dawn and before beginning the fasting day) have to be well planned, balanced in vitamins, minerals and fiber, as they are the only meals in 24 hours.

All the nutrients and liquids the body needs, have to be taken then –  that asks for some organisation to provide all of it, and taking care of our health in this way can be seen as an act of worship itself, inchaallah.

We love fried things out here and the typical moroccan Ramadan food is very sweet and heavy.
So I always have to make sure that there are enough fresh fruits and vegetables as well.
And this Ramadan, due to some severe tooth caries/cavity, I banished and totally eliminated white sugar from our diet and replace it with xylitol, stevia and honey – works quiet well, alhamdulillah.


planning and preparing.

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fresh vegetables from our garden, alhamdulillah.


making tuna-dip, an evergreen favorite of ours.

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some ideas here (I vary in adding herbs, tomato, spices, vegetables):

bless you and enjoy your meals, bismillah!