Mar 10 2015

by Heidi Leon Monges

Chabichic moroccan design brand styled by Heidi Leon Monges

Café des épices Marrakech photographed by Heidi Leon Monges

Le jardin restaurant in Marrakech's medina x Heidi Leon Monges

A little late, but we moved from Marrakech to South of France this past Thursday and we’re just settling in into our french home; so no much time for social. I´m writing  these lines thanks to our kind neighbor who’s sharing his wi-fi connection with us until we have our own. Thankful for nice voisins. :)

>> Continue reading

Filed under: Favorites
Mar 04 2015

by Heidi Leon Monges

Just days before my departure to Israel, I received a lovely invitation to attend a lunch as a guest and discover the Winter Menu of La Table restaurant located at the stunning Royal Mansour . Before our chic déjeuner, we wandered through its  inner courtyards and gardens which in a very medina-like spirit hide the hotel 53 jaw-dropping private Riads and its dramatically ravishing Spa.

All Riads are fully customed with living rooms, dining space, kitchen (with butler and in-room service, bien sûr), bedrooms with classy dressings  and salle-de-bains, plus private solarium-terrace and plunge pool on the rooftop. Each secret gardens is decorated in a unique ambiance, having as the center, the  fascinating opulence of Moroccan design.

>> Continue reading

Filed under: Eating Out
Feb 16 2015

by Heidi Leon Monges

salmon tacos with chipotle cream - coconut rice with spices and plantains

We’re approaching Lent and with it many families that  follow this religious tradition have to adapt their  daily eating lifestyles to a Meatless meals starting with Clean Monday or Ash Wednesday (depending on the Christian beliefs), continuing every Friday until Easter. Regardless if you are a religious person or not, the idea of cutting down your meat ingestion sounds like a good, healthy one; so I thought to share some non-meaty meals ideas to help you prepare ahead your  Cuaresma (Lent) menus, or just for when you are done with heavy meals and need something kinder to your belly.

>> Continue reading

Filed under: Recipes
Feb 05 2015

by Heidi Leon Monges

Carro Martigues surfers beach

Making hummus with Bezakelim

Chez Mado french restaurant in Gueliz Marrakech

What a beginning of the year we had, right? Not the brightest, smoothest one :(. On nicer news, personally speaking, this first month of 2015 has started quite active with lots of work, travels and projects that are inspiring me and making want for more of this twenty fifteen.

Let’s make a review of the positive things we discovered these past days.

>> Continue reading

Filed under: Favorites
Jan 14 2015

by Heidi Leon Monges

moroccan cookie corne de gazelle

writing recipe cornes de gazelle

cornes de gazelle before baking

Learning how to cook a foreign cuisine is always exciting. Learning how to cook that cuisine from a  local, is a unique lifetime experience. Imagine then, the pleasure and honor we had when we found out that our instructor has been making, mixing and shaping Moroccan pastries (by hand) for about thirty years. Malika is from a Berber village and  at Amal Association-Restaurant-Solidaire, where she works now,  she is sort of da female boss in the Moroccan kitchen (they also have a male chef with a formal training). For the past three or four Saturdays, she  has been teaching Amanda, Kate and myself the secrets of this refined  delicious edible art.

It ain’t easy.

>> Continue reading

Filed under: Recipes

Aromas 'n Sabores is a canvas where we portrait healthy meals with an international spin but using local produces and what we have in our fridge.We aim to inspire your everyday by sharing recipes, travels, discoveries, some plantlove & green beauty.