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Summer Eggplant Soup

Summer Eggplant Soup | My Halal Kitchen

Do people ever question certain foods you like to eat or drink in the summer? Not the winter, but just the hot summer time. They might say things like,  ‘How can you eat that (insert said food/drink) when it’s so hot outside?”  No one ever really questions you when you have a big bowl of ice cream in the dead of winter, ... Read More »

9 Easy Things You Could Be Doing Right Now to Get Ready for Ramadan Cooking

very chopped ingredients

Caution ahead: There’s a lot of chopping on this list, so let’s talk about what can get chopped away first. And yes, it is easy to do a little extra when you’re already chopping at mealtime now, anyway. If not, set aside a little time over the weekend or on a weeknight after dinner.  CHOPPING Chop away, it’s good therapy. Trust ... Read More »

Freezing Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce Cubes | My Halal Kitchen

I always get pretty large jars of tomato sauce, yes mostly because I’m Italian and grew up with it as a staple ingredient- we put it in just about everything  we make.  I’ve noticed over the years that I use it in almost all of the other types of dishes I make, too. It seems as though just about everyone I know loves tomatoes, ... Read More »

Follow My Halal Kitchen on Pinterest to Get Lots of Great Ideas for Ramadan Cooking & Entertaining

My Halal Kitchen on Pinterest

We are on Pinterest with lots of great pins to inspire and motivate you to make the simplest and healthiest meals for Iftar and Suhoor this Ramadan. Simply visit the My Halal Kitchen Pinterest page and browse our boards: Suhoor, Iftar Starters, Ramadan Appetizers, Iftar Recipes, Ramadan Meal Planning & Organization, and even Summer Food! Visit My Halal Kitchen’s profile ... Read More »

Ramadan Tips from My Halal Kitchen [VIDEO]

ramadan tips from my halal kitchen

This video was prepared in 2012, but I don’t recall whether or not I shared it recently, so I thought it was worth a re-post. Enjoy!   Read More »

Quick and Easy Chicken Wings

Quick & Easy Chicken Wings

My love of eating chicken wings began in college when I really got a taste of how wonderful they were- mild, hot and spicy and always with some sort of creamy dip and a side of fries. It’s the college kid ting to do, right?  Well, the saucy wings weren’t the first kind I was exposed to, but the first kind ... Read More »

The Tiles Are Up! And That’s About it For Now…

Since we moved into our home last year, the renovation has not stopped. We have been taking our time since the design and layout for everything is coming from our own ideas and not that of any hired designers. We’re still about a week away from a fully-finished section of our kitchen, but things are taking shape slowly but surely.     ... Read More »

Beet, Apple and Orange Juice Recipe

Fresh Beets at the Green City Market, Chicago

I’m simply amazed at how much everyone absolutely loved this ever so simple recipe for fresh beet juice, made with only three (four if you include water) ingredients. It is the simplest drink recipe to make and so good for you. See the recipe below. Read More »

My April Article & Column in Sisters Magazine

how to select fish and seafood

I absolutely love writing for Sisters Magazine every month and feel entirely blessed to bring you two parts in every issue: my Q & A section where I answer your ‘burning’ cooking questions, of course; and Yvonne’s Cooking School where each month I teach on the topic of something that adds to your profile on knowledge on the stepping stones of ... Read More »

Look at What’s Growing on Our Trees!

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Ever since we moved to our new place, I have been intrigued by vast amount of trees and and how moist the area is. I see moss growing and also a lot of mushrooms. At first thought, I said it would be a great place to grow mushrooms- and now, look at what I’ve recently found growing on a nearby ... Read More »