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Halal Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

I love Fridays and for some reason I’m always craving pizza on Friday evenings. Maybe it’s the comfort food factor or the fact that it just seems so easy to prepare, at least if you’re not doing everything from scratch. So, you’ll be relieved to find this recipe for a semi-homemade pizza bread that you can make quite easily and ... Read More »

Chocolate 101

chocolate gifts february 2012

Last year I had the great pleasure of meeting Chicago-based chocolatier, Uzma Sharif, and tasting her truly exotic and unique chocolates.  She describes herself as “carrying on a tradition that began with her grandfather’s career as a renowned pastry chef in Pakistan. Uzma has handcrafted a distinct collection of ‘East meets West’ chocolates, personally choosing every spice, flower and chocolate used at ... Read More »

Know Your Dates to Enjoy Them Fully

Dates and Cream for Iftar

Our latest guest post is by Nadia Hubbi, Founder & CEO of Sweet Pillar & Co. Her chocolate-covered dates captured me so much that I asked her to tell us all about how to find the perfect one for our tastebuds and the origins of this ancient, lovely fruit so that we can appreciate them all the more. Let’s talk ... Read More »

Nudo Italian Products Giveaway

Nudo-Italia Pompeii

Nudo brand Italian olive oils and products are close to my heart because of the interesting concept the company has created. They have something called an Adopt-an-Olive-Tree program where you can get olive oil from your very own tree and even visit the tree in Italy. They support local farmers and sustainable practices for growing their products. I stumbled upon this company well over ... Read More »

Homemade Fish Sticks

Fish Sticks | My Halal Kitchen

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  Read More »

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

oven roasted eggplants, olives, onions 610

I can’t think of a more perfect fast food dish that’s homemade and healthy. Roasted vegetables warm up the house in the winter while warming up our plates, too. They add such great color, nutrition and taste to other dishes served alongside main courses. Additionally, roasted vegetables can be puréed and blended into soups or used an incredible flavor base for soups, stews and braised meat ... Read More »

Virgin Coconut Oil Giveaway

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

Have you ever cooked with coconut oil? Ever used it on your skin? Until a few years ago, I’d never cooked with the virgin kind and didn’t realize that my favorite hand soap had a good deal of it in there, something that was finally not irritating to my skin. I came across a company selling virgin coconut oile (unrefined, ... Read More »

Honey as an Endangered Food Source

pure honey sign

I wrote an extensive article about how important and endangered our honeybees and our honey is to us both historically as well as in today’s world. This article was just published in the new brand new magazine for Muslim women called Jenan, which is beautifully done. Read More »

Fresh Organic Produce Straight to Your Door– Enter the Giveaway!

kale and onion from door to door organics

After recent holidays like ‘Eid ul Adha and Thanksgiving, everyone is tired- tired of shopping, cooking, and maybe even tired of eating! It is, however, a great time to get healthy and commit to eating more fresh produce to detoxify the body and rejuvenate health. My sauteed organic kale and onions that came fresh from Door to Door Organics You might ... Read More »

Lamb Stew with Pumpkin, Plantain, Sweet Potato and Chickpeas

lamb stew with plantains pumpkin chickpeas

When we look through recipes online or in magazines, what really prompts us to go out of our way to make a list and head out to the store with the intention of buying all the ingredients specifically for that recipe we enjoyed looking at so much?                                                                                      I look at food for a living, literally, and am incredibly delighted by ... Read More »