It’s been a busy week here at home and in the kitchen. I recently returned from a trip to California, just sent my Clean Your Kitchen Green book to print and am gearing up to organize for Ramadan. All this plus extremely hot weather followed by thunderstorms then cold leaving me tending to the garden balcony plants as if they’re kinda ... Read More »
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of trying a baklava that is new to me- it’s homemade by a...
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I have to admit that when I first saw the new dessert cups by Saffron Road, I had a few thoughts, or...
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I’m so excited to be able to talk about my new pocket-size book on green cleaning! After numerous edits and an incredibly patient and talented designer, it’s finally at the printer doing its first run in print format. For those of you who purchased my Spring Cleaning E-book in the past, this is a much more extensive guide that goes beyond ... Read More »
If you’re interested at all in the world of halal certification, or simply finding out how the foods we eat are given the halal seal of approval, there are several organizations in the United States one can research to find out more about the process by which it is done. Organizations such as IFANCA and the Muslim Consumer Group have ... Read More »
Some time ago I sat down for coffee with the very talented local pastry chef, Uzma Sharif. I had just approached her after noticing she was donating her ‘East meets West’ chocolates to a charity event we were mutually involved in, though we had never met. She was energetic and enthusiastic about our meeting and was thrilled to share her ... Read More »
I’ve wanted to come to this restaurant ever since I first heard of its opening a while ago. It’s local (to me) here in Chicago and now considered a gem of a restaurant in our city. An addtiion to the line of Rick Bayless restaurants, it’s one of the newest he’s added to his very popular, Topolobampo (a favorite of ... Read More »
This post is a continuation of my previous post about Sally Fallon and her work with the Weston A. Price Foundation, whose mission is to inform the public of some rather politically ‘incorrect’ dietary suggestions… Sounds intriguing, right? About Weston A. Price Weston A. Price, a dentist who studied people living in more primitive societies on a diet that did ... Read More »
If you haven’t heard about the work of Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, you’re about to meet someone extraordinary. She’s a revolutionary in the food world and has been around long enough to know exactly what she’s talking about. A close friend first introduced me to Ms. Fallon’s classic book, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that ... Read More »
I have to admit, I’ve been really glued to the television and any news media outlet to catch updates on the situation in Japan. It was hard for me to write about food or develop recipes when all I could think about was the hardship and suffering of the Japanese people and how the nuclear radiation could affect the entire ... Read More »
If you haven’t heard of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet or the book’s author, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, you may want to pay close attention. He’s one of the first Muslims in recent history to call people to live a more eco-friendly existence, all within the practical and sensible teachings of Islam. His book also serves as an incredibly great teaching tool ... Read More »
Ever wonder what or who is involved in the halal-certification process for foods, vitamins and other consumer products? Want to know the latest products that are being made and stamped with a halal seal of approval? IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) is in the business of doing just that, just for you, the halal consumer. Headquartered in Chicago, ... Read More »