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

Pakistani Cookbook

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 ... Read More »

The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway

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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 ... Read More »

Pumpkin Saffron Soup

Pumpkin Saffron Soup | My Halal Kitchen

‘Tis the season for lots and lots of pumpkins everywhere…and I definitely can’t bear to see them going to waste any time soon. So, if you don’t quite have the time to make baked desserts like pumpkin pies or pumpkin rolls from scratch, you can definitely make this quick and easy soup over the weekend, in a pinch. Having guests ... Read More »

GLOW Moisturizers Giveaway

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I was recently introduced to these new moisturizing creams called GLOW Moisturizers and have discovered some new and interesting things I never knew about the science of cosmetics creation as well as things that aren’t in moisturizers that make them even better. You can read more in my interview with Safiya Morgan, CEO & Founder of GLOW.    I was able to ... Read More »

Photos from the First 2014 IFANCA Workshop on Halal & Healthy

Winner at IFANCA Halal & Healthy Workshops | My Halal Kitchen

Last month I had the pleasure and honor of working with IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) to present a new series of Halal & Healthy Workshops (we’ve done this in the past), this time focusin on how our bodies and minds work to desire certain flavors, textures and qualities of food. In the workshop we talk about ... Read More »

My Conversation with Ahmed Khan of Taaza2u.com + a Meat Delivery Giveaway

Barkaat Foods Interview | My Halal Kitchen

Just before Eid ul Adha last year, I spoke to Ahmed Irfan Khan, CEO of Barkaat Foods, about his very successful halal to your door delivery business, Taaza2u.com. I’ve been intrigued by the concept since the first day I heard about it several years ago and had their meats delivered directly to my home. I found it an incredibly helpful and ingenious solution ... Read More »

How to Eat Halal While Traveling

Halal Cart Niagara Falls, NY | My Halal Kitchen

Traveling across the state or across the world can be exciting and a chance to re-charge your internal batteries, a welcome a change of pace and scenery. Finding halal food in the sky or on the road, however, isn’t always as easy. Even though the word halal is beginning to penetrate common everyday lingo across the United States and Europe, ... Read More »

Halal Cosmetics Company Giveaway

As a result of my deep-seated curiosity and a little bit of too much time spent browsing social media, I was fortunate enough to learn about the UK-based The Halal Cosmetics Company. Super intrigued about their concept (i.e. what makes them halal and any different from other products in the market), I tried a couple things, including the silky smooth  hand soap ... Read More »

Nut-Filled Dates with Melted Chocolate

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I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified products. These uber delicious Medjool dates stuffed with almonds and topped with melted chocolate and pistachios are just just one of ... Read More »

Crunchy Party Mix

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I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified products. This snack mix, which is great fpr parties, is just one of four I’ll be making and our audience tasting ... Read More »