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Shrimp Harissa Tagine

When I’m looking for a quick way to cook and eat healthy, I begin thinking about what I can make in a tagine. They’re easy to make one pot meals in and because they have a conical lid, you can steam the contents either while cooking or when it’s out of the oven and resting. My … Read more

Baked Salmon en Papillote (Parchment Paper)

Salmon is one of the easiest types of fish to make on a regular basis. It’s thick texture stays together nicely when cooking, so whether you’re frying, grilling or baking it, it tends to stay together really well.  This is great news for novice cooks or those who are a little intimidated to cook fish at all.  And winter is a great time to have salmon because it’s super high in Vitamin D.

Baked Salmon with Dill & Thyme | My Halal Kitchen

If you watch enough of the news or programs like the Dr. Oz Show, you’ve probably already seen recent reports that so many people are low in the ever important Vitamin D that protects our bodies and our immune systems from all types of diseases. 

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Baked Salmon with Dill & Thyme Recipe

By Yvonne Maffei Published: February 24, 2013

  • Yield: 3-4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

Salmon is one of the easiest types of fish to make on a regular basis. It's thick texture stays together nicely when cooking, so …

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Caribbean Shrimp Salad | My Halal Kitchen

Caribbean Shrimp Salad

I used to do a lot of traveling in the winter months- short escapes to warmer climates like anywhere in Florida or south of the border to Mexico.  Coming from the Midwest, I was indeed a  young snow bird of sorts. Sometimes I did it with the excuse of studying (i.e. taking intensive Spanish language courses in Merida, Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico; other times it was just a gift-to-self for studying so hard throughout a college quarter to places like Playa del Carmen along the Mayan Riviera in Mexico.

first photo shrimp salad

While I sadly haven’t been back to either places in a very long time, I still have fond and special memories of the food, the people and the experiences there. The fish, in particular was so fresh- coming straight off the Caribbean– that it was served as ceviche in restaurants just a short time after being caught.  

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Fish Sticks | My Halal Kitchen

Homemade Fish Sticks

I was never a fan of frozen food as a kid. I could always tell if something came from a box because the taste was just nothing like mom made. For some reason, they were never filling enough, either.

Delicious fish sticks you can make at home 

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Cherries and Sunsets on a Wisconsin Peninsula

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a spontaneous trip, one that’s planned the day before heading out for a long weekend to a place I’ve never visited.

Art gallery on a pier and a gorgeous wooden sailboat rocks gently in the wind next to it in Ephraim, WI.

Recently we had a long weekend and wanted to go towards the fresh air and open spaces, new adventures and new places. I always feel more alive after something like that. Nature has that sort of no-need for caffeine effect on me–and for those who know me, coffee is more a part of my life than I’d like to admit.

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Good Eats in San Diego

We recently had a wonderful five day trip to one of my favorite places- San Diego, California. My sister in law decided on a destination vacation in the nearby coastal gem town of La Jolla, so…twist my arm. In between preparing for the at-home pre-wedding dinner the evening before and all the wedding-related shopping and errands, we … Read more

Easy Appetizer: Egg Salad and Baby Shrimp on Toast

If you’ve already got egg salad on hand, this is a super quick appetizer to prepare. If not, here’s my recipe for a healthy and quick egg salad to get you started. This appetizer came about on a day when I was busy working, unprepared to cook and not feeling well enough to put out a spread … Read more

A Spanish Iftar

My friends and I decided to get together for an Iftar (breaking of the fast dinner). We thought having a theme would be a great way to focus on the food, as well as make it easier to come up with dishes each one of us would be responsible to make. We got together a … Read more

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