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Harira, the Moroccan Soup for Ramadan

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There are so many delicious recipes coming out of the North African country of Morocco. Maybe I enjoy the cuisine so much because it not only combines what I really love the most- that mixture of Mediterranean with Middle Eastern flavors- but also because the country itself was the very first place I ever heard the call to prayer, or ... Read More »

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken | My Halal Kitchen

I wasn’t sure how I was going to post this recipe during the summer since everyone wants a good BBQ recipe that actually uses a grill, but here I was preparing an oven-baked BBQ chicken recipe because that’s what I do most of the time. I know how to grill, but I don’t like to start it out of fear ... Read More »

Watermelon & Feta Salad

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I have been waiting to make this salad since the winter time. Watermelon is my favorite fruit, mainly because it hydrates the body as you eat it, perfect to eat during non-fasting hours in Ramadan, so during this time I eat it as much as possible and in as many ways as possible. Being a coffee drinker, it’s super important to stay ... Read More »

Start Eco-Friendly Kitchen Compost Bins

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This Ramadan is a great time to get eco-friendly or rev up your already environmentally-consciousness mindset by saving all fruit and vegetable scraps, eggs shells, tea bags, and coffee grounds…to make compost.  You can get a small bucket with a tight-fitting lid and keep the scraps somewhere that makes it easy for you to move to your compost bin. If ... Read More »

Date Nut Balls Rolled in Coconut or Pistachio

Date Nut Balls Rolled in Coconut or Pistachio | My Halal Kitchen

I have loved dates for a very long time. I do think they’re one of the world’s best food, and completely more versatile than they’re often understood to be. They’re not just for desserts, as in the recipe I’m about to show you, but they’re wonderful in salads, great to cook with when dried (I love when they’re part of a ... Read More »

Walid Darab Interviewed Me for a Podcast on Greed For Ilm

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Recently I was interviewed for a podcast by Walid Darab of Greed for Ilm to speak with him about how I started this blog and why. It turned into a conversation that took me down the very long path of my own personal memory lane and then jogged my spirit to talk about gardening, what I think of GMOs and ... Read More »

Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango and Spinach Smoothie: A Healthy Suhoor or Iftar Recipe

Green Smoothie | My Halal Kitchen

I’m not really sure where I got the inspiration for this ‘green smoothie’ recipe, but I think it was the multitude of magazines and sites online talking about detoxing. I am not big on fad diets or any kind of dieting at all, really- just overall healthy eating as a lifestyle and something that is committed to through a definite change ... Read More »

Download the Beautiful Ramadan Gift Guide by Sakina Design for FREE!

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Jontie and Pik of Sakina Design are some of the most creative people I know, turning basic ideas into the most beautiful visuals I’ve ever seen mash’Allah. I can attest to this in their latest project, the Sakina Gift Guide.  In it you’ll find so many gorgeous gift ideas for Ramadan and Eid, even a few of my top picks for gift-giving. ... Read More »

Silver Envelope Products & Summer Ramadan Cooking Are in Stores in Qatar!

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What an amazing week it’s been. Ramadan has started, all of the excitement and anticipation for the blessed month is even sweeter because of a few very exciting things going on, one of them involving my friend Raana Smith of Silver Envelope, the Islamic Stationary Company. She invited me to collaborate on a piece with her last year to make ... Read More »

Hashtag #MyRamadanIftar and #MyRamadanSuhoor & Your Photos from Last Year

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Last year it was absolutely fascinating for me to see all the amazing photos of your Iftar and Suhoor meals (shown below), thank you so much for sharing those with me! This year, I’d love to do it again so please post your photo(s) to the My Halal Kitchen Facebook page and/or tag @MyHalalKitchen on Instagram and Twitter with your ... Read More »