Author Archives: Yvonne Maffei

Updating Your Kitchen with Style: Simple & Easy Kitchen Improvements That Make a Huge Impact

Kitchen Updates | My Halal Kitchen

In a tough world economy not everyone can afford a complete kitchen makeover, but is it necessary to make such major changes? Some kitchens can get a few small changes that’ll go a very long way. In this article by native New Yorker and Interior Designer, Saudah Saleem tells us exactly how you can make that happen. Today’s kitchens are ... Read More »

Above and Beyond Halal: Saffron Road Raises American Consumer Expectations, Too

Over the past couple of years you may have noticed that I’ve really grown fond of certain products for one reason or another. I have criteria when determining which products to purchase for my family’s consumption and those I would serve to guests; those are the same criteria I set in deciding which to include in my presentations on healthy ... Read More »

20 Must-Have Items to Stock at Home for Disaster Preparedness

Like much of the country recently, I’ve been glued to the television to find out every detail possible about Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the East Coast and how everyone has been faring throughout. I’ve been reaching out to family, friends and colleagues in order to keep abreast of the situation we might not be seeing in the media. So ... Read More »

What is ‘Eid ul Adha?

What is Eid ul Adha | My Halal Kitchen

I don’t assume that everyone who reads this site actually knows all the terms (often in Arabic) or names and meanings of the various celebrations that Muslims partake in; some Muslims themselves may even be looking for clarification, and although I am absolutely not a scholar, there are some things like ‘Eid ul Adha that are basic enough for any ... Read More »

Kids of the Ummah Book Giveaway and Free Fun Pack Download!

Kids of the Ummah Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

I’ve been admiring the work of popular Australian graphic designer, Peter Gould, for a long time now.  Actually, there are so many companies whose design work I’ve been admiring and didn’t even realize that Peter was behind their logos, website and brochure designs, masha’allah.  What really prompted me to finally reach out to him was the free Kids of the Ummah Party Pack download ... Read More »

Saffron Mousse

This Indian dessert recipe is brought to us by food blogger Lubna Karim, based in Bangalore, India where she shares her love of family meals and traditions. This recipe is one she makes in particular for ‘Eid ul Adha, which is also known as Bakrid in her part of the world. photo courtesy of Lubna Karim  Read More »

Slow-Roasted Moroccan Mechoui

I’m really thrilled to bring you the next ‘Eid ul Adha recipe from Christine (Amina) Benlafquih, a journalist, wife and mother living in Morocco since 2000 who writes everything you want to know about Moroccan food at About.com. She has so many wonderful recipes, tips, and insights about Moroccan cuisine and culinary traditions that if you’re interested in this part of the ... Read More »

Baked Pita Chips

Baked Pita | My Halal Kitchen

If you’re having a party this ‘Eid (or any time), you’ll definitely want to make your own pita chips instead of buying them- they’re that easy {and quick} to make and are hearty enough to scoop up hummus or your favorite chip dip. Baked Pita Chips- homemade and healthy   Read More »

Creamy Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip | My Halal Kitchen

The last article I posted was about how to put together and decorate a beautiful ‘Eid appetizer table and I hope you were inspired by the tips and ideas for serving ware and the quick and easy foods you can offer your guests. One of the dishes mentioned still needs a recipe to go along with it, so here it ... Read More »

Create A Beautiful ‘Eid Appetizer Table This Fall

Eid Appetizer Table | My Halal Kitchen

I love entertaining during the holidays more than any other time of year. It gives me the opportunity to do what I love most: make healthy gourmet meals for the people I care about most and to show gratitude and respect for that time of year when it truly feels celebratory and special.  Read More »