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IFANCA Halal & Healthy Workshop at American Islamic Association 2015

Last month I presented a workshop in a series of similar presentations around Chicago sponsored by IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) where we visited the American Islamic Association located in Frankfort, IL. Working with Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, our presentation consisted of a little bit of food science about how tastes and flavors in food – ...

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IFANCA Halal& Healthy Workshop at IFS in Villa Park, IL

Earlier this month I was a co-presenter at IFANCA’s Halal & Healthy Nutrition Workshops we’ve been conducting around Chicago.  It’s the second year of our workshops and so far they’ve been great- well attended with highly-engaged audiences of children and adults throughout the Muslim community.  I talk healthy eating and recipes where Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, talks the ...

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Noor Vitamins Halal Children’s Gummies & More Giveaway – CLOSED

One of the most common questions I get from moms is whether or not there is a halal brand of children’s vitamins. Some may wonder why this would even be necessary- what could possibly be in a vitamin product to render it haram (impermissible) in a Muslim’s diet? Well, for one thing, when you get into chewable products, most often times the ...

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Pakistani Cookbook

Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking by Farhana Sahibzada: Cookbook Review & Giveaway

One of the most amazing things about Indian and Pakistani food is the endless variety of delicious dishes at your disposal once you learn the foundation of flavors used in the cuisine overall. Nearly a dozen dishes can be made out of a single food item, and yet the taste is unique to that part of the world. The downside for ...

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The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Jennifer McGruther’s is one of my favorite bloggers. She’s so interested in cooking simple, wholesome and traditional foods that it’s hard not to find something you’d like to make on her blog and now her cookbook the Nourished Kitchen. It is a testament to a traditional foods lifestyle from virtually every global culture. Jennifer McGruther’s wonderful recipes use pure and minimally processed ingredients, which ...

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