Happy Holidays, Peoples!


It’s that time of year again, Peoples. I have finally put together an Australian weather suitable Xmas dinner. And we are going Middle Eastern/Mediterranean! Well, mostly Moroccan, I should say. I will be making my famous Moroccan Faux-Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives. This is something I haven’t made for a quite some time so that’ll be great. Here’s the whole menu:

All served with Turkish bread

Main Dish
Moroccan Faux-Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives

Side Dish

Harissa Flavoured Couscous with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

Orange Cointeau and Macademia Christmas Pudding which is the only Xmas-sy thing we are having this year.

Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad) is the only one I have never made before. That’s the reason why you can access the recipes for the others but not this one. If it turns out to be a handsome looking salad, I might put it on VegFusion one day. If not, we’ll never talk about it again. OK?

Because my husband and I, we both have no family living close by in Australia, we do not get many visitors around Xmas. And, Xmas is the time for family, isn’t it? So far, we were fortunate enough to be invited to our friends’ Xmas dinners. They were nice enough to share their own families with us during holidays.

This year, we are having a friend around for Xmas dinner. So, that’ll be nice. I have just finished preparing our house for tomorrow: everything is cleaned and dusted, some of the cold items on the menu are put together, olives are soaked, I washed the tagine to be used tomorrow and our faux-chicken is thawing in the fridge. In short, I am ready to celebrate!

I hope you all have a beautiful holiday season. Try and make time for the little things, Peoples. Just relax and enjoy! Life should be celebrated.

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