Halal-Certified Products

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 »

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

Dates1

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

Snack Mix

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »