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Steaming Basics | My Halal Kitchen

Steaming Basics

Steaming is universally known as a healthy method of cooking because little fat, if any, is needed in the process. One of the oldest known methods of cooking, water vapor produced during steaming is even hotter than oven heat because steaming transfers heat so efficiently. It’s also one of the quickest cooking methods at our disposal. Two Types of Steaming ...

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Oven Roasting to Perfection | My Halal Kitchen

Oven Roasting to Perfection

Larousse Gastronomique: The World’s Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, defines roasting as “cooking meat, poultry, game or fish by exposing it to the heat of a naked flame or grill (spit-roasting) or to the radiant heat of an oven (oven-roasting).”  Sounds like something we all love to enjoy. There’s no doubt that roasting meats and vegetables brings them to a new taste ...

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Braising: The Art of Embracing Slow Food | My Halal Kitchen

Braising: The Art of Embracing Slow Food, Good Fat, and a Healthy Cooking Method

Despite the popularity of fast food, the concept of slow food has recently made a comeback.  Thanks to those in the culinary world who encouraged folks to come back to the kitchen and the table to enjoy real food given the respect of time needed to cook, we’re seeing a resurgence of good-old fashioned cooking techniques like braising. Braising is ...

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