Welcome to Brokefoodies!
Hey there! My name is Idriss (pronounced Ee-dris) and I am the lead writer/recipe developer here at Brokefoodies.com. The other lovely face of this blog is my wife, Léa. We both own and work together on this blog to share our stories and passion for cuisine, as well as to show you guys that it takes almost nothing to make good food and even better memories.
A little about me:
I was born and raised in and around Morocco, which means that up until my Canadian adventure, my everyday reality was: the beach; the long, balmy summers of Marrakech; and splendid Moroccan dishes, cooked with love by my wonderful mother. I spent most of my time in Marrakech, exposed to many different dishes and styles of cuisine. All natural, all amazing.
I came to Montréal at the age of 18 to study in some of their finest universities. A decade later, I found myself attached to this city and to its vibrant culture in more ways that I could have ever imagined.
Living in Montréal has been a blessing in many ways, I learned how to cook, got swept up by so many different cuisines, and most importantly met my wife Léa and together we started this thing called Broke Foodies.
What is this blog all about?
It’s simple, you most certainly already guessed it from the name, it’s all about making good food, at home, without breaking the bank. It’s possible!
We are both big foodies, we love to eat amazing food but we are both full time students, and with that comes financial constraints. Luckily, it doesn’t take a lot of money to make great food and this blog is all about showing you how we do it.
The kind of recipes you will find here:
The kind of recipes that you will find here are reasonably healthy, a great many of them are plant-based and we like to believe that all of them are delicious.
We are neither vegans, nor do we claim to be health advisors/specialists, we are merely a couple for whom food is a source of happiness.
Through food, we build memories, we communicate our emotions and we introduce our cultures. Food is a great thing indeed, it is the crowning achievement of cultures around the world.
We draw our inspiration from everywhere whether it is restaurants we visit, social media, cravings, or food that friends share with us.
Using our photos and recipes:
You can at any time use our photos and recipes, however we ask you to respect the two following conditions:
- Link back to our blog first: Brokefoodies.com and also to the recipe link.
- Don’t publish the entire recipe on your blog. Example: You can show the ingredients and link to our blog for full instructions.
We work so freaking hard on our recipes and photos and we would really appreciate it if you respect our conditions.
If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you – send us an e-mail via the contact form – let us know what you think about what we are doing, which recipes you would like to see here or if you would like to work with us.