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5 Tips to Create Your Very Own Moroccan Escape at Home

moroccon

Lately I’ve been quite reminisce about my trip to Tangiers, Morocco in the mid-90′s. It was my first time in Africa and I’d never been to a place as exotic and strikingly different from the U.S. or Europe. The flavors, colors and scents were ones I felt instantly comfortable with and the intricate designs and deep-colored decor using uniquely Moroccan textiles ... Read More »

Saffron Road’s Example of Sustainable Business in the Halal Industry

In my quest to seek out ethically-sound businesses that also put out a quality halal product, I have come across a small handful I would recommend, mainly because the owners behind them are forthcoming about the origins of their ingredients and how they ensure what we’re buying is not mingled with any inhumane treatment of people, animal, or environment. Eco-halal, ... Read More »

Brighten Up Your Kitchen with this Springtime Giveaway!

fun spring contact paper for the kitchen

I. Love. Spring.  Although it doesn’t feel like it these days, with warm and balmy weather one day and fall-like windy weather the next, if I don’t think about it hard enough I find myself wondering which season we’re in at the moment. Read More »

A Simple Way to Change the Face of Your Refrigerator

close up of front

A couple of weeks ago when my husband was away for a few days, I had some time on my hands to work on a few projects on my ‘someday’ list. Since moving recently, I really wanted to bring color to my new spaces, whether it was the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or my office. I wanted to really love every ... Read More »

How to Clean Copper Pots

Copper Pots | My Halal Kitchen - Cleaning

I don’t have many copper pots in my kitchen- in fact, I have just two and they are some of the best I own. They heat foods fast and cook them well, which is probably why they’ve been in gourmet kitchens for centuries. My small copper saucepan needs some TLC- see the difference between the top half and the bottom ... Read More »

Citrus Presses

variety of citrus presses

Most of us don’t think about having citrus fruits in the winter as eating seasonally, but the fact is that somewhere from November to February (late fall thru the winter) juicy lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges are in season–in warm places throughout the world such as Florida, California and even some parts of Arizona. To extract the juices there are a variety ... Read More »

Where Will You Go Shopping For Your Next Kitchen Makeover?

Where Will You Shop for Your Next Kitchen Makeover | My Halal Kitchen

It’s all over the television and online news and buzzing around in the world of social media: home improvement store, Lowe’s, has decided to pull advertising from The Learning Channel (TLC)’s new reality show, All American Muslim. It’s miffed a lot of people, and not all of them are Muslims. Read More »

Honey as an Endangered Food Source

pure honey sign

I wrote an extensive article about how important and endangered our honeybees and our honey is to us both historically as well as in today’s world. This article was just published in the new brand new magazine for Muslim women called Jenan, which is beautifully done. Read More »

Two San Diego Area Farmers Markets and Vintage Shops Nearby

San Diego Farmers Markets | My Halal Kitchen

During my trip to San Diego last May, I shared many of my culinary and shopping adventures by tweeting and posting updates to the MHK Facebook page . There was a great response and interest from readers and I was thrilled to know that many of you shop at farmers markets, many in California. What a great place for fresh, local and organic ... 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 »