“I believe that Marrakesh ought to be earned as a destination. The journey is the preparation for the experience. Reaching it too fast derides it, makes it a little less easy to understand.” Tahir Shah
What’s not to love about Marrakesh? This beautiful ancient city in Morocco, North Africa, is famous for having the largest traditional Berber market (Jemaa al Fnaa) – souk – where you can pick up anything, from the exquisite to the mundane. Marrakesh; the city of Souks, Medina, Gueliz, great food, rich colors, music and warm-hearted people who are passionate about their culture, welcomes the weary traveler with cuisine that could make you weep. Yes, I know, you saw Casablanca, Marouk, Zero or Agadir Bombay, but Marrakesh is where we go for food and respite. This month, Try The World’s Marrakesh Box is taking us on a whirlwind tour of the cuisine of Marrakesh and the items in the sea-form box made me salivate for the tastes and heady smells of the marketplace. Better yet, if you sign up today, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a trip FOR TWO to MOROCCO! Scroll down for more!!!
“We look up to see if it is day or night. If stars burn cool and moon does shine, We take to smoke divine and wine. If breath of sun does belch its heat, we boil coffee and prepare to eat.” Roman Payn
What I love about the contents of this month’s box is how each item can be used to recreate a popular Moroccan dish like the Marrakesh Stew, Sardines with lemon, Zaalouk, Vegetables with lentils and couscous, or anything on your favorite lists of Moroccan cuisine. This month’s Try The World Marrakesh box came with six key ingredients often added to a variety of dishes: Mustapha’s Mediterranean Lemon Confit made from organic, preserved Beldi lemons known for their tangy, briny quality that will add zing to your dishes. The Mediterranean gourmet Ras-el-Hanout is a high quality spice blend of rosebuds, coriander, cinnamon, fennel and other spices that go into many traditional dishes; typically made with twelve spices, they can be rubbed into meats or added to stews, couscous, rice and more.
Did you know Morocco is the world’s largest exporter of Sardines? Sardines are as much a staple in Morocco as couscous, rice, lamb, vegetable stews and delicious desserts. Sultan’s Sardines in Oil can be paired perfectly with pasta dishes, salads or on flatbread or crusty bread sandwiches. Once you develop a keen taste for these healthy seafood treats, they can be addictive. The Villa Jerada Kefta Rub is an exquisite blend of spices made specifically as a rub for meats to season them deeply and provide an authentic taste in your kitchen, You won’t have to board a plane for Marrakesh to enjoy this one. You can create magic in your kitchen and fill the air with the aromatic scents of Jemaa al Fnaa or any other souk.
Try The World: A Taste Of Marrakesh – Sign Up Today & Be Entered For a Chance to Win a Trip FOR TWO to MOROCCO!
So What are you waiting for? Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s gourmet items to enjoy. I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 30% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the 30% discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option. Use the coupon code MIRTHANDMOTIVATIONTRAVELS during your checkout to get your awesome discount.
So you thought Argan Oil is just for hair and skin? Not quite. Berber women in South West Morocco cultivate the Argan tree and use the antioxidant rich oil to top off fish, vegetables or in dips to eat with bread or any sides of your choice. Dip & Scoop Culinary Argan Oil is made from carefully sourced, handcrafted and harvested batches that are chosen for their top quality and purity levels. You must taste this to believe the delicate flavor. If you’ve ever eaten North African cuisine, you’d be very familiar with the ever so popular and versatile Harissa Sauce. Mediterranean Gourmet Harissa Sauce is popular for its zesty flavor; a combination of peppers ground with spices that can set the palette aflame while satisfying every craving you might have for bold and tasty dishes. It can be enjoyed with quinoa, couscous, rice, and even potatoes. You can even use your sauce to enliven a wide range of dishes. Are you ready to invite the souk into your kitchen? Sign up now for the chance to buy one and get one box free!
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After filling your head with spices and items to whet your appetite, I didn’t want to leave you salivating. Above is a simple yet delectable recipe for the traditional Marrakesh Stew. You’ll need some of the ingredients from the box to make it. If the Marrakesh box is calling your name, respond today and save 30% on that first box and find yourself surrounded by exquisite treats and recipes to tantalize your palette. Below, I have added a recipe for a dessert item you’d grow to love. Did I tell you desserts are hugely popular in Morocco? May we join you for Dinner! As they would say in Morocco – Besseha!
More Below!“Better a handful of dried figs and content with that, than to own the gate of peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a moody camel” (Moroccan Proverb)
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t met a Macaroon I didn’t fall madly in love with. Okay, I’m being extreme but you get my point. If you love Almonds, you’d definitely enjoy Ghoriba – Almond Macaroons. They are crusty, chewy, with crunchy Almond slices on top. They are the perfect dessert to wrap up a spicy meal. All of these items can be easily prepared and enjoyed in your kitchen. With the Marrakesh box, you won’t have to leave town. Stay tuned for a Giveaway Box coming to you soon! – Bon appetit! – Besseha!
Positive Motivation Tip: Imagine a journey through the land of Souks and great spices. Create a fantasy meal for your loved ones and enjoy the aromas floating by. Share a meal today! Enjoy!
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