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Yvonne Maffei

Greek Salad

Greek Salad Up Close

I grew up enjoying Greek food. I have a cousin who I’m very close to and is half Greek. I grew up with the family connection to her grandparents and family so I was exposed to a variety of foods coming from Greece. My parents also loved to go out to the local International Festival where we ate foods from ...

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Ajwa Dates Giveaway by ZumZumStore.com

Ajwa dates by Zum Zum Store

What if you never had to drive around town or to the nearest big city’s Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or Indo-Pakistani neighborhoods just to buy the most prized dates you can find, especially for your family and guests in Ramadan?  Like these beautiful (and somewhat hard-to-find) Ajwa dates.   I’d love for you all to take advantage of the newly launched ZumZumStore.com, which ...

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Inspiration for the #ToasTiteRamadanRecipes Hashtag Event

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Recently I announced our fun new event where you’re invited to share your recipes using the Toas-Tite vintage cookware product that quickly makes fun pies- both sweet and savory. This Instagrammer has cleverly used a kanafa recipe, a Middle Eastern dessert, and prepared it in a Toas-Tite. How smart is that? Apparently, it was pretty popular and a great inspiration ...

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Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

I love really good, authentic Chinese food- don’t you? As with all restaurants that aren’t committed to serving halal dishes, if you dine at one you’ll have to ask a zillion questions about the ingredients to find out if there are any questionable or clearly non-halal ingredients. If you only eat dhabiha (slaughtered according to Islamic requirements) meats and their ...

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