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My Interview with Golden Room (UK Website)

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Recently I was interviewed via Skype by a British woman named Dr. W.J. Tuinstra who resides just north of London. She is the Editor in Chief of Goldenroom, an Online Journal for Cross Cultural Relations, and wanted to talk to me about how I started My Halal Kitchen and why. I love this topic and any opportunity to talk about things ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Recipe Card Printables

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We’ve been talking about pumpkin a lot lately, way before Thanksgiving, just about as soon as the leaves started to change colors. It’s when many of use get excited about cooking and baking with these garden gems. Since pumpkins and other gourds last so long and can so well, they can be used way into the winter season for all ... Read More »

Lemon Tiramisu

Lemon Tiramisu

A while ago I posted images of this recipe for Lemon Tiramisu, a twist on my Classic Tiramisu recipe, over on my Instagram account when I was preparing it for my monthly cooking classes at the UMMA Center. I don’t have step by step process photos of this one, but if you follow those for the Classic Tiramisu, they’re almost ... Read More »

Pumpkin Rolls

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It seems to me that everyone I know is looking more and more towards comfort food , whether in the form of soups, casseroles, pot pies and even desserts. Maybe it’s because of the uncertainty we all live through in today’s world. So many of us live further and further away from family and friends for economic or academic reasons, ... Read More »

Crescent Foods Shows Us Where Our Halal Poultry Comes From

Beautiful birds at Crescent Farm

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you probably remember me tweeting out photos before Eid ul Adha of my trip to a facility and hen house right here in the Midwest where the folks at Crescent Foods raise and process their chicks for Halal poultry products that are widely distributed across U.S. supermarkets and stores like Wal-Mart. I had the honor and pleasure ... Read More »

Ramen Noodle Soup with Lamb, Bok Choy and Mushrooms

top view lamb ramen soup

Here in the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping extravaganzas are both over. The big whole turkey meal and turkey leftovers are gone for most people and perhaps the mere thought of  anything made with it like turkey soup, turkey hash, turkey burgers, turkey lasagna, and turkey sandwiches are making people seriously tired of the same ingredient on ... Read More »

Cranberry Sauce with Apples & Pears

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The first winter break home from college was the first time I ever made Thanksgiving dinner for my family. I had never attempted it before and I actually didn’t even know I was going to be the one cooking until a few days before. My mom bought all the ingredients and gave me the Williams-Sonoma handbook of Thanksgiving cooking. It was a ... Read More »

No-Bake Sweets by Saffron Road- Some of My New Favorite Things

I have to admit that when I first saw the new dessert cups by Saffron Road, I had a few thoughts, or assumptions rather- they’re adorable, they’re phyllo cups so they must be interesting and they’ll probably take about 10-12 minutes to bake in the oven, assuming they’re a frozen product. I was wrong about the last part. I couldn’t ... Read More »

Cooking On the Farm with Saffron Road’s New Halal Lamb Broth + a Giveaway

lamb broth

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw some of my snapshots last month where I traveled to an Elkhort, Wisconsin farm to conduct a cooking demo for the Chicago-based halal meat supplier Whole Earth Meats. The event was called “Eid on the Farm” and it was a unique opportunity for families could come to enjoy the scenery, food ... Read More »

Roast the Flesh of Pumpkin and Squash with their Seeds

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You know that messy clump of flesh that you pull out with the seeds of pumpkins and other squash? Why bother yourself trying to pull it apart from the seeds? That’s time-intensive and messier than simply pulling it all out together and throwing it on a baking sheet where it can all bake and roast together. It’s all edible, after ... Read More »