Author Archives: Yvonne Maffei

Photos from the First 2014 IFANCA Workshop on Halal & Healthy

Winner at IFANCA Halal & Healthy Workshops | My Halal Kitchen

Last month I had the pleasure and honor of working with IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) to present a new series of Halal & Healthy Workshops (we’ve done this in the past), this time focusin on how our bodies and minds work to desire certain flavors, textures and qualities of food. In the workshop we talk about ... Read More »

How to Eat Halal While Traveling

Halal Cart Niagara Falls, NY | My Halal Kitchen

Traveling across the state or across the world can be exciting and a chance to re-charge your internal batteries, a welcome a change of pace and scenery. Finding halal food in the sky or on the road, however, isn’t always as easy. Even though the word halal is beginning to penetrate common everyday lingo across the United States and Europe, ... Read More »

Is There a Link Between Sugar & Disease?

Secrets of Sugar  Documentary | My Halal Kitchen

I found a pretty remarkable video online that I think really articulates a lot of what I’ve been wanting to share for a very long time, all compiled into a 45-minute piece of staggering information about the connection between sugar with consumer wellness and how industry associations and food manufacturers place it in food products in quantities that are pretty surprising ... Read More »

How to Find a Culinary School That Will Accommodate for Halal Cooking and Baking

Q & A with Yvonne of My Halal Kitchen

I get this question so often and find myself answering the same thing over and over so I finally realized it was time to share with so many of you who are wondering “how in the world can I go to culinary school when everything in the classes touches, contains or deals with pork or alcohol in some way, shape ... Read More »

Don’t Miss Yvonne’s New Quick Tip Video Series on the My Halal Kitchen YouTube Channel

Q & A with Yvonne of My Halal Kitchen

I’ve received so many wonderful questions from readers about cooking and baking halal that I’ve decided to start presenting them to everyone via my You Tube Channel. I hope you’ll all enjoy and benefit from the answers and if you have any of your own that you’d like to ask, feel free to email me with “Q & A” in ... Read More »

Revving up for Ramadan

Revving Up for Ramadan by Kiran Ansari

This article is a guest post by writer and entrepreneur Kiran Ansari, owner of Up a Notch Gifts.  With just a few weeks left for the most wonderful time of the year, share the spirit of Ramadan with even the youngest members of the family. When they see you prepping for special guests or a party, they can sense the ... Read More »

CLOSED: Modern Wall Art Giveaway

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I’m a huge fan of Instagram, mostly because I’m such a visual person. I like to get inspired by scrolling through the feeds of all the people whose photos I find so beautiful, whether they are traveling, eating or creating something special for the home. That’s how I came across Modern Wall Art, a family run company creating special, unique ... Read More »

CLOSED: Nadoona Workout DVD Giveaway

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I’m so happy to have finally been able to see the Nadoona Extreme fitness video. It was the perfect time, too, when we were basically holed up inside during the fierce winter weather which seemed like an eternity. I spoke with my friend Nadine Abu-Jubara, the Founder and President of Nadoona, who is by the way, just about the nicest, ... Read More »

CLOSED: Supreme Date Vinegar Giveaway

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I love to try all sorts of vinegar. It has been one of those few must-have condiments on my shelf for the last 12 years, which is about the time I discovered how much it could help aid my digestion after eating, especially all of those meals in which I completely over-did it on the spice level simply because I love ... Read More »

Healthy & Economical Cooking Classes at UMMA Center

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During much of 2013 I had the incredible fortune of being invited to teach healthy and economical cooking to students at the UMMA Center (Urban Muslim Minority Alliance) located in Waukegan, IL.  Earlier in the year I spoke with Arshia Ali-Khan, Director, Business Development & Marketing at UMMA Center, about sponsoring one of their fundraisers. She told me more about the ... Read More »