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5 Health Benefits of Fasting

While fasting the month of Ramadan has a deeper purpose, in my world of nutrition, it has become a fashionable term with hopeful, yet questionable, merits. In research, ‘fasting’ means a variety of different things: fasting on alternating days, the 5:2 fast (600 calories during two fast days of the week and unlimited calories during … Read more

What is Eid ul Adha | My Halal Kitchen

What is ‘Eid ul Adha?

I don’t assume that everyone who reads this site actually knows all the terms (often in Arabic) or names and meanings of the various celebrations that Muslims partake in; some Muslims themselves may even be looking for clarification, and although I am absolutely not a scholar, there are some things like ‘Eid ul Adha that … Read more

Kids of the Ummah Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

Kids of the Ummah Book Giveaway and Free Fun Pack Download!

I’ve been admiring the work of popular Australian graphic designer, Peter Gould, for a long time now.  Actually, there are so many companies whose design work I’ve been admiring and didn’t even realize that Peter was behind their logos, website and brochure designs, masha’allah.  What really prompted me to finally reach out to him was the free Kids of the Ummah Party Pack download that he is offering to everyone.

kids of the ummah free fun pack

Actually, Kids of the Ummah is a series of fun apps & books for Muslim kids. The intention he says was to “introduce children to the wonderful diversity and vibrancy of our ummah (community) with colorful, educational puzzles, games and stories.. My own kids needed something fun & engaging when exploring their faith at a young age”. 

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Saffron Mousse

This Indian dessert recipe is brought to us by food blogger Lubna Karim, based in Bangalore, India where she shares her love of family meals and traditions. This recipe is one she makes in particular for ‘Eid ul Adha, which is also known as Bakrid in her part of the world.

Saffron Mousse by Lubna Karim

photo courtesy of Lubna Karim 

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Slow-Roasted Moroccan Mechoui

I’m really thrilled to bring you the next ‘Eid ul Adha recipe from Christine (Amina) Benlafquih, a journalist, wife and mother living in Morocco since 2000 who writes everything you want to know about Moroccan food at About.com. She has so many wonderful recipes, tips, and insights about Moroccan cuisine and culinary traditions that if you’re interested in this part of the world in the slightest, you should be following her articles, which she also posts on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy the following recipe for Moroccan Mechoui by Christine as well as the background info that precedes it.

photo courtesy of Christine (Amina) Benlafquih
photo courtesy of Christine (Amina) Benlafquih 

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