Chicken Tagine

Did I mention that I have a significant collection of Middle Eastern Cookbooks? No? Ok, I had a few on hand and identified a couple more while in Dubai which I purchased after I came home so that I wouldn’t have to deal with the weight. The other added benefit is that they would be here and not in a box somewhere between Germany and California.

Anyway – we purchased a couple of tagines the other day and then I had to identify something to make. Ghillie Basan’s Flavours of the Middle East proved to be my best bet. She has a lovely Chicken with preserved lemon and olives. I made two alterations to the main recipe – no olives for George and a substitution of dried lemons since that was all I had on hand



and then there is the tofu substitution in case meat isn’t on one’s list

tofu instead of chicken

tofu instead of chicken

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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