Warm Quinoa-Broccoli Salad

Grains, vegetables and the haunting perfumes of garlic and fresh spices.  Okay, maybe it sounds a bit dramatic as a description, but spices really get my creative and gastric juices going.

Discovering Ras El Hanout

So what exactly is Ras El Hanout and where does it fit in the great spice world? It’s a signature spice of North African, and more specifically Moroccan cuisine, added to such dishes as mrouzia, tajine and couscous. Pretty much every blog and on-line spice vending site offers the same blurb on the subject, specifying…