Halal Living

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 »

Our Galena Getaway

Galena Getaway | My Halal Kitchen

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 »

Four Great Products to Try This Year + a Giveaway

Four Great Products to Try in 2013 | My Halal Kitchen

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 »

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 »

Eating Local- What it Means and How To Do It

Eating Local Book Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

Local food products are quite the buzz lately. Any time you shop at the supermarket and see products like local honey or local jams, they’re typically strategically placed where fresh produce is to give you the feeling of shopping at an outdoor market. Speaking of those, farmers markets are the place to be on a Saturday morning where local products ... Read More »

Patchi’s Final Ramadan Giveaway

If you’ve  been paying attention to the many giveaways we’ve brought to you this season, you know that Patchi has been spoiling us with some incredible chocolate offerings that showcase their delicious varieties catering to our Ramadan and ‘Eid season celebrations. In this fourth and  last giveaway one person will receive 1/2 pound of chocolate in the amber vase pictured ... Read More »