Halal Substitutes

[Video Q & A] How to Make French Cuisine Halal

Q & A Video French Cuisine Halal | My Halal Kitchen

One of my favorite types of food hails from French cuisine. I’ve traveled all over France and had the real deal from Paris to Provence- many years ago- but that means I can recognize the depth of flavor that comes from the authentic flavors of cooking with bones, butter, animal fat and so on. I don’t advocate cooking with substitutes for ... Read More »

Substitutes for Alcohol in Baking

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Using alcohol in baking is widely done in many types of desserts, but there is a wonderful array of very good quality substitutes that are alcohol-free. For general substitutes, refer to the chart below. A PDF version is available at the end of this post. PDF Version Available Here Read More »

Substitutes for Alcohol in Cooking

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Although it may be debatable to some whether or not alcohol really does burn-off in cooking, the issue remains to be something many people simply leave to the scientific facts and then decide what they’ll do about it once they know more. Check out this alcohol burn-off chart for more info on that.  The MHK chart below shows some of my favorite ... Read More »

Substitutes for Pork in Cooking

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This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions related to halal cooking- how do you substitute pork in so many recipes where it’s a classic ingredient in other cuisines?  Well, throughout the site I hope you’ll see just how that’s done, but  for purposes of quick reference, you can take a look at this chart below. There’s a ... Read More »

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 »

Homemade Sofrito and Recaito

homemade sofrito in the making

If you come from a Puerto Rican family, you understand that Goya products are permanent fixtures in our kitchen cabinets- without them it seems like a part of the family is missing. Why are we so dependent on them? Maybe it’s because Goya is one of the few brands on the market completely catering to an Hispanic consumer market–and we appreciate that.  But ... Read More »

You Can Serve a (Halal) Presidential Inauguration Luncheon, Too

Make your own presidential-style luncheon, halal. Read More »

Keeping Warm, French Style: My Favorite Recipes for French Onion Soup

What Julia Child taught me this winter.... Read More »

Stuffed Tortellini Recipe Gets a Halal Substitute

Today I learned more about a renowned food writer, Marcella Hazan, than I had known before.  She appeared today on the Martha Stewart Show preparing a Tortelloni Stuffed with Swiss Chard, Prosciutto and Ricotta served with a heavy cream tomato sauce. She also talked about her new book, Amarcord: Marcella Remembers, available online. The base of this dish is prepared with ... Read More »