Author Archives: Yvonne

My Conversation with Ahmed Khan of Taaza2u.com + a Meat Delivery Giveaway

Barkaat Foods Interview | My Halal Kitchen

Just before Eid ul Adha last year, I spoke to Ahmed Irfan Khan, CEO of Barkaat Foods, about his very successful halal to your door delivery business, Taaza2u.com. I’ve been intrigued by the concept since the first day I heard about it several years ago and had their meats delivered directly to my home. I found it an incredibly helpful and ingenious solution ... Read More »

Smoothie Packs

Smoothie Packs | My Halal Kitchen

This past Ramadan I got really used to drinking smoothies at iftar and sometimes even at suhoor.  Now here were are a couple of months out, and they are very much still on my radar, especially since I’ve frozen so much of the fruit that was leftover and still gets left over from weekly shopping. But what I decided to ... Read More »

Stewing Summer Vegetables

Stewed Zucchini & Tomatoes | My Halal Kitchen

This isn’t really a formal recipe post but more of a suggestion for what you can do with summer veggies- stew them in herbs, oil and their own wonderful juices. Read on to find out how. Use a large saute pan to heat some oil, then add freshly cut vegetables such as zucchini, other types of squash, tomatoes, beans and garlic. ... Read More »

Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken in Yogurt Masala

Tandoor Baked Chicken | My Halal Kitchen

If you’ve ever been to an Indian restaurant that has a clay oven, you may have tried their tandoori. It’s typically made by adding the meat (usually chicken) to a very, very hot tandoor oven. They also make bread in this ovens in which the dough actually sticks to the side of the oven and cooks itself quickly- I absolutely love that! ... Read More »

CLOSED: Zabiha Halal’s Eid Giveaway

Zabiha Halal Eid Mubarak banner

UPDATE:  Congrats to winner Azam Nizamuddin- please contact MHK as soon as possible with your name and mailing information.  About the Giveaway  Zabiha Halal is giving away $50.00 CDN worth of vouchers to one randomly-selected winner (consisting of ten $5 CDN vouchers). The winners of this giveaway will be listed here on this post and will have 24 hours to contact us with their full name and ... Read More »

CLOSED: Midamar Halal’s Organic Chicken & Beef Giveaway

Midamar organic beef & chicken giveaway

About the Giveaway Midamar Halal wants you to experience their awesome organic meat and poultry products, processed right here in Middle America. The organic chicken is free-range, 100% grain-fed and humanely raised. The beef is organic and humanely raised, as well. I’ve tried them both often and have had the pleasure of working with these products for several years now- ... Read More »

DIY Dollar Bill Bouquet

Dollar Bill Boquet Craft by Kiran Ansari| My Halal Kitchen

Kiran Ansari, owner of Up A Notch Gifts, knows how to put celebratory items together either on a small scale or a grand one. In this post she shares with us a great way to uniquely present a gift of money, whether it’s dollars, euros, dinars or whatever the currency. At Eid time, it’s always an ‘Eidee’, anyway! Many people ... Read More »

CLOSED: Zabiha Halal’s Ramadan Giveaway

Zabiha Halal's Ramadan Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

About the Giveaway  Zabiha Halal is giving away $50.00 CDN worth of vouchers to one randomly-selected winner (consisting of ten $5 CDN vouchers). The winners of this giveaway will be listed here on this post and will have 24 hours to contact us with their full name and mailing address. This giveaway is for those with Canadian mailing addresses only. Deadline to ... Read More »

Roast Chicken with Couscous, Prunes, Apricots, Dates & Almonds

I guess this Ramadan proves that I’m drawn to Mediterranean and North African food as my go-to cuisine for the month. Not sure why, exactly, but it has so many bonuses, so why not?  The mixture of sweet and savory, the healthy and light fare offered, the aromatic spices used- yum, yum and more yum. So, yes, please. The original recipe ... Read More »

Reader Q & A: How to Make Perfect Mechoui (Roasted Lamb)

MHK Reader's Mechoui Lamb

I recently received this series of questions from a reader who wrote in to ask how to make her mechoui (roasted lamb) dish turn out great. She was making it for an Iftar and was really interested in getting the advice pronto. Here’s how it went down- take a look at the results she shared!    ​Reader Question: “Salaam, I want ... Read More »