WIAW!

For What I Ate Wednesday, I have a bunch of pictures of yummy food I have eaten in the last month or so!

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No such thing as too much cheese. Here’s some blue and brie as an appetizer before we had a friend over for dinner!

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I made this peach-raspberry pie from my Hoosier Mama Book of Pie cookbook. All the pies I have made from this book so far have been DELICIOUS. I highly recommend this book if you are in the market for a good pie cookbook!

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On the Fourth of July, my friends and I made walking tacos. Apparently a lot of people have never heard of them- my friends included. You just get all your taco makings, pour them into a bag of Fritos, and eat with a fork. They’re kind of silly, but they are delicious!

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Barbeque at one of my favorite barbeque places, Red Bones! Here I got the meat & three, so I got to pick three side dishes to go with my barbeque. It was amazing, as always!

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I’ve been really into homemade pizza lately. I made a huge batch of homemade pizza dough following this recipe. Food52 never fails me! Its so easy to thaw and have homemade pizza in around 20 minutes. My favorite combination is cheese, onions, spinach, and a little white truffle oil.

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Another really easy dinner: chicken thighs roasted with olive oil, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and Mrs. Dash’s poultry seasoning. It turned out perfectly and I served it with some frozen spicy sweet potato fries.

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I didn’t get to take a picture of my food here, but I went to Stoddard’s with my boyfriend and a friend of ours and it was to die for. We shared fondue, mussels, and beef tartare as our appetizers which were all phenomenal. We also tried quite a few drinks on their extensive cocktail list- they were all delicious. Definitely on my list to go again.

I’ve definitely been eating my way through summer and enjoying every second!

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Morocco

At the end of May, I went to Morocco with my family. It was such an amazing trip! I had a wonderful time and I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with my family. One of the highlights of my trip to Morocco was getting to take a Moroccan cooking class and learning how to make some Moroccan cuisine.

In Morocco, we ate a lot of tagine, which is a stew-like dish that is cooked in a ceramic cone-shaped pot. We made chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives. Preserved lemons are just lemons and salt sealed in a jar for three months. Our instructor, who is also the restaurant chef where we took the class, said that she preserves lemons every day because she uses them so much.

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This is the set-up before our cooking lesson began.

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This is me mixing up the spices with the chicken.

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The chicken in the bowl ready to go into the tagine!

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Chicken ready to cook.

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Adding in the olives for the last 10 minutes.

We also made some Moroccan salads, which were cooked veggies in a marinade of oil, vinegar, and spices. They are delicious!

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Mixing up the cucumbers!

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Carrots and green peppers.

We also made semolina bread from scratch.

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Doughy hands!

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The bread baking.

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Finished bread!

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Our final place setting.

Lunch was delicious and even more satisfying knowing that we made it ourselves! Let me know if you would be interested in the recipes- I do have them. I believe you can replicate tagine in a slow-cooker, although I haven’t tried yet.

All in all, it was a great trip and a fantastic cooking experience!