The perfect starter to a Ramadan Iftar meal, this deliciously-spiced fruit salad recipe was submitted by reader Shazia Wahid. From experience, I know it tastes just as good as it looks and it’s the quintessential dish to appear at an Indo-Pakistani Iftar table during Ramadan. Fruit ChaatBy Hammal Published: July 17, 2013Yield: 4 cups (4 Servings)Prep: 15 minsA traditional ... Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I have FREE tour events going on this June- be sure to tell your friends, register and come to one near you! Read More »
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 »
Recently my husband announced that he had some vacation days he wanted to use to get a little rest and relaxation. It wasn’t a very convenient time for me as I had deadlines and commitments to prepare for that I felt would be pushed down if I went away. I basically resisted a mini-vacation not realizing how much I needed ... Read More »
One of the best things about my job and what most chefs would probably agree on is that we get to try an amazing array of foods and products as part of our work. I’ve been fortunate enough to come across products simply by visiting restaurants and grocery stores or by connecting with purveyors of quality products who are eager to ... Read More »