Ramadan

Revive the Ramadan Spirit With This Colorful Decor

Ramadan Banner by Sobia Hussain | My Halal Kitchen

When a dear friend visits, we clean up every corner of the home, making it warm and welcoming for our guest. We do everything it takes to make them feel comfortable and at home. Ramadan is also a guest to us, visiting us once a year with it’s grace and bountiful blessings. After a busy year of hustle and bustle, ... Read More »

Download the Beautiful Ramadan Gift Guide by Sakina Design for FREE!

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Jontie and Pik of Sakina Design are some of the most creative people I know, turning basic ideas into the most beautiful visuals I’ve ever seen mash’Allah. I can attest to this in their latest project, the Sakina Gift Guide.  In it you’ll find so many gorgeous gift ideas for Ramadan and Eid, even a few of my top picks for gift-giving. ... Read More »

Silver Envelope Products & Summer Ramadan Cooking Are in Stores in Qatar!

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What an amazing week it’s been. Ramadan has started, all of the excitement and anticipation for the blessed month is even sweeter because of a few very exciting things going on, one of them involving my friend Raana Smith of Silver Envelope, the Islamic Stationary Company. She invited me to collaborate on a piece with her last year to make ... Read More »

Revving up for Ramadan

Revving Up for Ramadan by Kiran Ansari

This article is a guest post by writer and entrepreneur Kiran Ansari, owner of Up a Notch Gifts.  With just a few weeks left for the most wonderful time of the year, share the spirit of Ramadan with even the youngest members of the family. When they see you prepping for special guests or a party, they can sense the ... Read More »

5 of My Favorite Things This Ramadan

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It takes a lot for me to find things I really love. I’m not only picky about what comes into my home, but I’ve come to a point in my life where I only want to surround myself with things that I absolutely love. It’s quality over quantity and it helps me to simplify everything from household goods to what I stock ... Read More »

Patchi’s Tassali Box Giveaway to Kickoff Ramadan 2013

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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 »

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 »