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Italian Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

My family has been making stuffed mushrooms since I can remember eating savory foods. They look tedious to make, but I promise you they are super simple. I only cut off the stem to use in the stuffing, not the core of the mushroom. I think it makes the recipe easier, less messy and I … Read more

A NYC Halal Cart Known By Its Street Address

I’ve been to New York City many times as a tourist and have even stopped just to eat at this halal cart in Midtown Manhattan late at night while on our way to Rhode Island.  As far as I know, the cart didn’t really have a name until it gained so much popularity by people describing it’s exact … Read more

A Chocolate Drink Three Ways

One of the first pages I opened in the book Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, written by Dorie Greenspan, was a recipe for Hot Chocolate with Coffee. On a cold early morning when you need caffeine, but also realize it’s the ‘season’ for hot chocolate, what couldn’t be better? One look at the recipe and … Read more

Homemade Banana Pudding

If you’re a regular reader of My Halal Kitchen, you probably know that I keep frozen bananas in my refrigerator at all times- not because I necessarily must have a stash on hand, but because we just normally don’t eat them fast enough. When they’re mature- just beginning to brown- I throw them in the … Read more

Swedish Crab Canapes

Ok, I know I’m really pushing this whole Scandinavian food thing here. Most people weren’t really turned on to the Norwegian Veal Scallops in Cream Sauce. Why? I have no idea, because when you actually try them you’ll truly enjoy veal in a whole new way you’ve not probably tried before. Open minds and open … Read more

Purple Scalloped Potatoes

Tonight I made a dish that even surprised me- purple potatoes. I saw them in a local Asian market and wondered if they were a South American variety I’d seen before at a dinner with Peruvian friends years ago. I knew these weren’t fingerling or heirloom potatoes because they are the size of Idaho potatoes, … Read more

FREE POM Juice Giveaway

  The makers of POM Wonderful have been generous enough to provide My Halal Kitchen with the opportunity to give away FREE POM (pomegranate) juice! For those of you who don’t know about POM, it’s a wonderful, healthy drink high in antioxidants. Check out the POM Wonderful website for a more extensive look at the clinical … Read more

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