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Nahda Designs Jersey Cotton Scarf Giveaway

Nahda Designs Jersey Scarves

I don’t know about the next person, but I love jersey scarves. They are so soft and comfortable to wear that I even sometimes swap them as a wrap instead of a hijab (head covering).  Nowadays, they’re popular, too- even in the summer, but only if you find the all natural and breathable kind like Nahda Designs carries. I love all the variety of fun summer ... Read More »

Cilantro Chutney

Cilantro Chutney Recipe | My Halal Kitchen

One of the very first Indian dishes I ever tried were samosas and their corresponding chutneys- one sweet sauce made with tamarind and the other with cilantro. Often times when you visit an Indian restaurant, it’s one of the appetizers; it’s also a common trio to be served within the Indo-Pakistani community at Iftar time, or at the breaking of ... Read More »

Midamar Halal’s Boneless Beef Short Ribs Giveaway

Midamar Halal boneless beef ribs

If you’re like me, you love to discover new, quality halal products that are popping up on the market to serve us and our halal taste buds. It’s so interesting to me to find different types of halal meat products done well- packaged beautifully and served up in convenient ways I grew up accustomed to my whole life with regards to ... Read More »

How to Wash Mushrooms

how to properly wash mushrooms

In the wonderful summer season, don’t you crave grilled everything? Grilled meats, grilled vegetables, grilled fruit? There are so many interesting things to choose from at this time of year, and of course before cooking any of it, each one has to be washed properly- especially those that carry a lot of dirt. Mushrooms are that kind of food. When you ... Read More »

Make Ramadan Colorful on a Budget

colorful-plates1

Whatever our budget, there’s always a way to put color into your Summer (or Winter- for our friends halfway across the world) Ramadan. Whether you’r eating indoors or out, look for things like these wicker plate holders, which can be found in bright colors or you can paint yourself. It makes for a fun and festive table, visually appealing to ... Read More »

Alcohol-Free Sangria

Alcohol-Free Sangria | My Halal Kitchen

One of the things I’ve been enjoying most about the summer has truly been all the Ramadan prep recipes I’ve been able to share throughout my cookbook tour, via Instagram and now on the website. It’s amazing how much food brings us all together and we can talk new ideas for healthy eating and living on such a worldwide basis. ... Read More »

Patchi’s Tassali Box Giveaway to Kickoff Ramadan 2013

tassali box

Take a look at this chocolate. Wouldn’t it make a nice hostess gift? Or a gift to yourself? Patch is giving away one Tassali Variety Box (560grams, 19.75 ounces), a once-a-year-only treat,  to a randomly-selected reader of My Halal Kitchen (see details below).  The box retails at $65.00. This gift box contains 45 pieces of Tassali chocolates–mouth watering Ramadan specialties that will ... Read More »

Prep Scrambled Egg & Omelette Mixtures the Night Before Suhoor

scrambled eggs mix

Who doesn’t need to save extra time in the morning for Suhoor or breakfast on any regular day? Precious minutes add up quickly, so one of the easiest things you can do is prepare scrambled eggs the night before. To a bowl, add the amount of eggs desired plus any other ingredients. I like to add salt and pepper,  fresh ... Read More »

How to Ripen Fresh Barhi Dates

fresh barhi dates

During Ramadan, we all love our dates so much and typically lean towards the Medjool and Deglet Noor variety. Barhi dates such as those shown in the picture, are a special and very seasonal breed found available at many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean markets. This Ramadan, you may catch a glimpse of them and if you do, grab them and ... Read More »

Freeze Delicate Herbs in Olive Oil

preserve fresh herbs in olive oil

 Beautiful and fragrant fresh herbs like rosemary, and basil do well by preserving them in olive oil and freezing. Use an ice cube tray for this purpose. Wash and dry herbs thoroughly, as leaving them wet will result in soggy and discolored herbs. Fill an ice cube tray with about one teaspoon of freshly chopped herbs. Pour olive oil on ... Read More »