Consumerism & Sexism

I am allergic to outdated stereotypical gender roles and societies that enforce such roles through sexism and consumerism. You might have not read these two ‘isms’ in the same context before, but I find these two concepts to be one all-encompassing issue. And here’s why: Let us first start with…

Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients 4 ounces of spaghetti Shrimp 2 cups of spinach Olive oil 1-2 tablespoons of butter 3 cloves of garlic Half of a red pepper Parsley Salt and pepper Ras al-hanout (optional) Dried oregano Parmesan Lemon (The ingredients are on the basis of one-two servings.)   Preparation Cook pasta and set…

Legribiya (Moroccan Cookie)

Every year with Eid-al Fitr (the holiday that marks the end of the fasting month Ramadan), my mom and I bake various cookies. Today I would like to share this delicious and easy to make cookie recipe. We often call them zand koekjes in Dutch (sand cookies) because it's a soft, crumble cookie! Let’s…

Omelette Berbère

Ingredients 2 eggs 2 potatoes 2 tomatoes 2 (red) onions 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup green olives 1 cup chickpeas 1 cup lima beans 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1 tsp ras el ganout 1 tsp paprika powder 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp cumin powder 1 tbsp…

Oreo Cheesecake

Ingredients 500 grams of cream cheese 300 grams oreo cookies 200 grams of nutella 80 grams of butter (e.g. coconut butter) 3 eggs 2 tbsp cocoa powder Preparation Preheat oven to 160 ° C. Mix the cream cheese with nutella, eggs and cocoa powder. Crumble the oreo cookies completely fine…

The Simple Skirt

'Casual' walk through the park | Most of the time I wear pants. To be honest, that's purely practical because I am cold pretty much all the time. Even during summer (which is the case now), you will never spot me without having layers with me - either wearing them…

Morocco: An Enchanting Country

Morocco – a country that is rich in landscapes, culture, religious diversity, intellectual and philosophical traditions and not to mention the influence it exerted throughout history in the form of (indigenous Berber and Arabic) dynasties and empires that reached Northern Africa and Spain. Today, Morocco has something to offer everyone:…

Girls Can’t Be Presidents

I am a creature of conversation. I often start a sentence with I was speaking to so-and-so and he told me… I love speaking to people because it offers me a glimpse into a life that I know I will never live but that I can imagine nevertheless. So I am often…

City tour on slave history.

Den haag. The hub of our Dutch governmental system and its politics. A beautiful city to walk through. A place that would mesmerize your eyes in terms of its architecture. Until you dig into its history, that is. Shaima and I participated in a  city tour on slave history guided through…