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Yvonne Maffei

Exploring the Date Groves with Natural Delights at the Medjool Date Blogger Summit


I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona– and what an experience that was.   Great to finally be here @ndmedjooldates with all these fine bloggers and date lovers! #medjooldatesummit #Yuma A photo posted by Yvonne Maffei (@myhalalkitchen) on Sep 16, 2015 at 6:25am PDT It was one ...

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto- Final

riceIf you’ve never had risotto, now’s the time to try it. Yes, it’s most popular as an Italian style rice, but anyone can make it. Actually, I think it’s even easier to make than some of the other types of rice, the only difference being that you should spend a lot of time stirring it while it cooks.  The ingredients are simple: ...

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Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup | My Halal Kitchen

Ever since Ramadan, I’ve been in the habit of making soups with whatever is growing and seasonal. Last year I grew potatoes in pots and it was going great until the potatoes really began to grow underneath (the greens had already come out beautifully on top) and the squirrels realized there was something to be found below- after that, I ...

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IFANCA’s Halal & Healthy Program at Islamic Foundation North

sign at IFN

The last stop on the Halal & Healthy Nutrition Workshop tour around Chicagoland was Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan, IL. Just before Ramadan, IFANCA presented our last workshop on Halal & Healthy Nutrition with a presentation by Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, on how food industry products and natural food ingredients affect the way we are satiated- flavors, texture, color ...

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Ground Lamb Giveaway from the American Lamb Board [CLOSED- WINNER ANNOUNCED]

American Lamb Board | Ground Lamb Giveaway

Congrats to winner Nicole K. (nkopko)- please contact us as soon as possible! I just posted one of my favorite burger recipes made with lamb, Lamb Kofta Kabobs, from which I formed into burgers and built Pita Sandwiches. They’re juicy and flavorful and can be grilled outdoors or oven-baked. We’ve enjoyed them throughout Ramadan and I even think I’ll be making ...

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