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Summer Squash Soup

Summer Squash Soup | My Halal Kitchen- Yvonne Maffei

I’m a huge fan of a hearty bowl of soup. I love to select, chop and see the change in texture of fresh, seasonal vegetables as I take them from market to my favorite Dutch oven. I love the smells that permeate my home from the dried or fresh herbs I’ve added. I love that soup can feed many people ... Read More »

Chilaquiles

Making Chilaquiles

I love to use leftovers at any meal, and suhoor (the pre-dawn meal eaten before a day of fasting) is no different. I also like a simple, uncomplicated yet versatile meal that will fill us up with good nutrition to get us through the day ahead. This recipe for chilaquiles, often called ‘Migas’ was introduced to me by my husband who ... Read More »

Welcome, Ramadan!

chocolate truffles from Alladin

Ramadan Mubarak!  Yesterday was the first full day of fasting for us here in Chicago. We had a great suhoor (pre-dawn meal) of eggs with spinach, ground beef with Italian herbs and a side of black beans. For iftar (breaking of the fast) we had skirt steak with only four ingredients: olive oil, salt, black pepper and balsamic vinegar. Both were simple and ... Read More »

Tabbouleh (Parlsey & Bulghur Salad)

beautiful tabbouleh

Tabbouleh, or Parsley Salad, is one of those dishes just packed with nutrition: high fiber bulghur (semi-cooked and dried whole wheat), fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and parsley, beautiful golden olive oil and the best sea salt you can find. Fresh lemon juice finishes it off, giving you a side dish that’s light enough for a late iftar or an early-morning suhoor ... Read More »

Gearing Up for Ramadan and the Winner of our Chocolate Uzma Giveaway

Spring 2011 Edible Garden

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 »

Meet the Winner of the Green Deen Book Giveaway

Jenny Ferrani and family

It was great to see so much interest in our Green Deen Book Giveaway where readers were asked to submit their tips on keeping the kitchen green, or eco-friendly. All of the entries were great, and we thought one was particularly full of information about how to be really green. Jenny Ferjani, of Pennsylvania is a mother of four and ... Read More »

Green Deen Book Giveaway!

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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 »

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IFANCA

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 »

Eat Right During Ramadan and Win $25 of FREE My Halal Kitchen Products

Italian Plums

I’m more than happy to participate in a very beneficial project for women and girls. It’s called the Heart Women & Girl’s Project committed to empowering women and girls in interfaith and community settings by building self-esteem and leadership through health and wellness.  Last year, I gave a presentation to young girls at their first ever health workshop for Muslim ... Read More »

And the Winner Is…

The My Halal Kitchen Nutella Recipe Contest has chosen a winning recipe! It was fun testing all of your submissions, so I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who took the time to choose a recipe and send it in to us. Your time and effort is very much noticed and appreciated. The winning recipe was a NutelLava Cup, ... Read More »