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Alcohol-Free Sangria

Alcohol-Free Sangria | My Halal Kitchen

One of the things I’ve been enjoying most about the summer has truly been all the Ramadan prep recipes I’ve been able to share throughout my cookbook tour, via Instagram and now on the website. It’s amazing how much food brings us all together and we can talk new ideas for healthy eating and living on such a worldwide basis. ... Read More »

Patchi’s Tassali Box Giveaway to Kickoff Ramadan 2013

tassali box

Take a look at this chocolate. Wouldn’t it make a nice hostess gift? Or a gift to yourself? Patch is giving away one Tassali Variety Box (560grams, 19.75 ounces), a once-a-year-only treat,  to a randomly-selected reader of My Halal Kitchen (see details below).  The box retails at $65.00. This gift box contains 45 pieces of Tassali chocolates–mouth watering Ramadan specialties that will ... Read More »

Lime Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa

cut up chicken tenders

When I went to Irvine, CA last April for Sameer’s Eats Halal Food Tour, Lime Chicken Tacos was one of the recipes on the menu that I demonstrated. I made a quick tomatillo salsa (salsa verde) to go with it. Sameer got a try and so did a few fortunate halal foodies out there in the audience. It was so much fun- I need to dig out those ... Read More »

Silver Envelope + My Halal Kitchen = Sweet Dawah Kits for Ramadan, Eid and Islam

My Halal Kitchen for Silver Envelope Sweet Dawah Ramadan and Eid Cupcake and Cookie Kits

One of the most incredibly satisfying parts of my work this year has been a collaboration with the wonderfully creative founder of Silver Envelope, Raana Smith. She’s brilliant, has an eye for design and is a really nice person- and that’s what made this project so special. Raana and I worked together to combine our interests in food, beautiful packaging ... Read More »

5 Health Benefits of Fasting

Nour Zibdeh, MS RDN CLT, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nourition private practice (link: www.nourition.com) in Northern Virginia. She specializes in digestive wellness, food sensitivities, weight management, heart disease, diabetes, migraines and headaches, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Nour enjoys whipping up delicious meals for her family and friends. She shares her recipes and nutrition articles on her blog, helping her clients and readers eat healthier, one day at a time.

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 the other five), 24-hour fasts, ... Read More »

Your Peek at The Summer Ramadan Cooking Chicago Cookbook Tour (Video Trailer)

CookBook Tour 2013

I have FREE tour events going on this June- be sure to tell your friends, register and come to one near you! Read More »

8 Tips for Creating A Festive Home This Ramadan

8 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Eid | Modern Eid for My Halal Kitchen

Ramadan is a special time of reflection as one deepens their self-control, spirituality, and compassion for those less fortunate. Take some time this year to get your home and family celebrating the beauty of Ramadan. This special time comes but once a year, and now is your chance to embrace it before it’s gone, by decorating your home for the ... Read More »

Ramadan Recipes App is Now the My Halal Kitchen App!

My Halal Kitchen Recipes App for iPhone

It’s hard to believe it’s  almost been a year since we started working on the Ramadan Recipes app for iPhone and iPad. Batoul Apps, the super talented developers and technological brain behind the app, have done an amazing job to lay out the recipes I developed, tested and photographed. In the past year, we’ve been working on some updates, including the ... Read More »

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

Kids of the Ummah Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

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 ... Read More »

Capturing Ramadan in Photos

Photographing Ramadan traditions around the world is a genius idea- what a way to educate, inform and inspire. I’m so glad much of it was captured through a competition called ‘Capture the Spirit of Ramadan’. Have you seen?  It took us on journeys to far away places where we could view amazing images of Ramadan traditions and Islamic culture around ... Read More »