Several weeks ago, I attended the American Muslim Consumer Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It’s the second year I’ve attended and was encouraged to make the trip again simply because of the opportunity to meet others who are interested in the businesses that are shaping up to be an integral part of the American halal industry. The AMCC is a ... Read More »
If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you probably remember me tweeting out photos before Eid u...
I have to admit that when I first saw the new dessert cups by Saffron Road, I had a few thoughts, or...
This is our longest video in the series of interviews we conducted at the Halal Food Festival here i...
Although not necessarily a food-related product, I have a real affinity for Noor Kids books for seve...
Yesterday I posted a video interview of Baba Pita Restaurant here in Chicago and I’m continuin...
Since we’ve moved into our house and begun construction, it’s the simple things in life ...
Growing up in small-town Ohio I had a lot of opportunities to see how things were made, whether they...
Whether you’re planning an ‘Eid celebration at home or bringing a dish to your host, you’ll want some recipe ideas for appetizers that are easy to make while healthy for everyone you serve. Chipotle Sauce and Yogurt & Cream Sauce are two variations on dipping sauces that go great with chicken bites In this post are two quick and easy ... Read More »
The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, or the Hajj, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for the Muslim who is able to fulfill it (regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, social or economic status) and is one of the five pillars of Islam. It’s performed at the same time every year during the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijja (based on a lunar calendar). Read More »
Last weekend I had the wonderful blessing of being able to attend The Skinless Project Conference, a gathering of women encouraging other women to rise above daily challenges and struggles in order to become who they‘ve always wanted to be, both in their personal and professional lives. It comes as an extension of The Skinless Project, the brainchild of founder Maaria ... Read More »
I just published a post about where raw milk comes from and what I went throug to get myself to the point of actually joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in order to feel assured about the safety (insha’allah) of consuming raw milk products and local organic produce in . You can read that here. Variety of pumpkin, squash and raw milk from Family Farms Co-op CSA ... Read More »
By now, most of my family, friends and fellow comrades on Facebook and Twitter know my stance on raw milk. In short, I fully support it, love it and recommend it to others. Middlebury, Indiana in Amish Country is a great place for Dairy Farming If you’re familiar with raw milk or have had it as a source of food, ... Read More »
It's been more than ten years since I've eaten chorizo, a type of Spanish sausage spiced with flavors like paprika which gives it an orange color. The reason I haven't had it in so many years is because it's mostly made with pork. Read More »
I recently attended the Chicago Gourmet event right here in the Windy City, though on that day it was a rainy city–mostly in the morning. Good thing because the Chicago Gourmet event was held outdoors in Millenium Park. It was also the day I would meet and interview Chef de Cuisine of Bon Appétit magazine, Mary Nolan. Mary Nolan is ... Read More »
Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Gourmet event in Chicago’s Millenium Park. You know the kind of experience that leaves you in a happy place for the entire remainder of the day, no matter what else happens? It was that kind of experience. Read More »
Potluck parties are nice, but just the word ‘potluck’ is a bit unappealing to some people who say that the idea of hoping to be ‘lucky’ about what ends up at a dinner where everyone brings a dish is more risk than they’d like to take with regards to their food. Jokes abound about this concept of communal eating, but ... Read More »