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Flatbread Triangles with Cheese and Fresh Veggies

Flatbread

I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council) 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 flatbread triangles, great kid-friendly snack, is just one of four I’ll be making and our audience tasting at each workshop. If ... Read More »

Chocolate & Banana Smoothie

Chocolate and Banana Smoothie

One of the things I really love doing is showing people how to make simple, all-natural recipes using truly wholesome ingredients. It’s an additional bonus when those products have been halal-certified to ensure that the entire process of bringing that product to market is also halal, as there can always be issues with other ingredients crossing into a halal product ... Read More »

Is There a Link Between Sugar & Disease?

Secrets of Sugar  Documentary | My Halal Kitchen

I found a pretty remarkable video online that I think really articulates a lot of what I’ve been wanting to share for a very long time, all compiled into a 45-minute piece of staggering information about the connection between sugar with consumer wellness and how industry associations and food manufacturers place it in food products in quantities that are pretty surprising ... Read More »

How to Find a Culinary School That Will Accommodate for Halal Cooking and Baking

Q & A with Yvonne of My Halal Kitchen

I get this question so often and find myself answering the same thing over and over so I finally realized it was time to share with so many of you who are wondering “how in the world can I go to culinary school when everything in the classes touches, contains or deals with pork or alcohol in some way, shape ... Read More »

Moroccan Tagine with Meatballs and Eggs

Moroccan Tagine with Meatballs and Eggs

Any type of Moroccan tagine is something I’ll try and usually love, really any Moroccan dish at all, especially ones that you don’t even actually have to cook in a ‘tagine’ pot, per se.  In this recipe I used Saffron Road’s Moroccan Tagine Simmer Sauce to make something I’d always wanted to try- a tagine with beef kofta (meatballs) and ... Read More »

Cookbook Review: The Gaza Kitchen

The Gaza Kitchen Cookbook on Amazon | My Halal Kitchen Cookbook Review

I have a pretty large collection of cookbooks, as you might imagine being the case since food writing, blogging and cooking are all an integral part of my daily life. It’s a completely rare situation that I come across a cookbook so absolutely intriguing and heart-wrenching because of the current political, economic and logistical strain of the inhabitants offering up their ... Read More »

Walid Darab Interviewed Me for a Podcast on Greed For Ilm

greed for ilm logo

Recently I was interviewed for a podcast by Walid Darab of Greed for Ilm to speak with him about how I started this blog and why. It turned into a conversation that took me down the very long path of my own personal memory lane and then jogged my spirit to talk about gardening, what I think of GMOs and ... Read More »

Two-Minute Quesadillas

Two Minute Quesadillas | My Halal Kitchen

No time for suhoor, but you need something hot in your tummy? These super-quick quesadillas are so easy to make- you may want to take out the hot sauce and fire-roasted chiles (peppers) if your stomach can’t handle the spice in the wee hours of the morning, though.  *White cheddar cheese is produced by Cabot and certified-halal by IFANCA. Two-minute ... Read More »

Sweet & Sour Beef

final - sweet and sour beef

I don’t make Asian food that often at home, but I really do love it. I recently had a real craving for sweet and sour something- whether it be seafood, beef or chicken. Many of the recipes I found used ketchup for the sauce (which I’m not a huge fan of when it comes to cooking with it) and other prepared ... Read More »

Summer Eggplant Soup

Summer Eggplant Soup | My Halal Kitchen

Do people ever question certain foods you like to eat or drink in the summer? Not the winter, but just the hot summer time. They might say things like,  ‘How can you eat that (insert said food/drink) when it’s so hot outside?”  No one ever really questions you when you have a big bowl of ice cream in the dead of winter, ... Read More »