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Pine Nut, Honey & Strawberry Dish

When I went to Sicily in 1993, it was the first time I really ever experienced fruit as the main ingredient- and sometimes the only ingredient- in a dessert. At first I was waiting around for the real dessert to please show up and perhaps this was just one of many courses at the end of the … Read more

Rack of Lamb with Dates & Moroccan Spices

When I first made this dish,  I was apprehensive. I had only ever eaten rack of lamb at restaurants and considered it ‘fancy fare’ for the top chefs to make. Who was I kidding? It’s so easy to make and quite filling, even though it doesn’t look like a lot of meat when compared to … Read more

Creamy Herb Dip with Crudités

I love a good party dip- and a good party! No matter where you are in the world, it seems, you need a good snack/appetizer/pre-meal munchie to go with the food and warm up the guests as they arrive. During Ramadan, however, the schedule is a little bit different. Do you really think about party foods, dips … Read more

SprinJene Halal Toothpaste Giveaway [CLOSED]

I can only imagine what you might be thinking right now: “Come on, I get it that food needs to be checked for halal, but toothpaste?  Get real…”. Well, if those thoughts crossed your mind, I can tell you that there is a reason that the halal cosmetic industry seems to be growing worldwide. As people begin to … Read more

Banana Date Cups for Iftar

I’m probably not the only one whose favorite time of the day in Ramadan is the time when we break our fast. It’s not because it’s actually time to eat; it’s because the sweetness of that first bite or first drink is really and truly the sweetest moment time and time again. For me, t’s a time … Read more

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