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In the Kitchen With Noor Kids Children’s Books

In the Kitchen with Noor Kids | My Halal Kitchen

Have you ever thought about what you would look like if someone attempted to sketch you and then color you inside all of the lines so that you would basically become a cartoon character? The cover of Noor Kids Go to Hajj, published in October 2011. I just love the casbah design in the background and the absolutely lovable cast of characters who ... Read More »

Halal Nutrition Workshops with IFANCA

Halal and Nutrition Workshop_P1

I’m really excited to announce my collaboration with IFANCA to bring the local Chicago community a series of hour-long workshops  in 2012 on eating halal and healthy. We’re teaming up to take some important information on the road: sourcing halal ingredients, what foods are most nutritious, how to read product labels and a quick and healthy recipe demonstrated live. Find out more ... Read More »

A Quick Guide to Dates & How to Store Them

Dates and Cream for Iftar

Our latest guest post is by Nadia Hubbi, Founder & CEO of Sweet Pillar & Co. Her chocolate-covered dates captured me so much that I asked her to tell us all about how to find the perfect one for our tastebuds and the origins of this ancient, lovely fruit so that we can appreciate them all the more. Let’s talk ... Read More »

CLOSED: Patchi Chocolate Giveaway for ‘Eid ul Adha

patchi nougat and square

Chocolate is among the world’s favorite foods. We are inundated with a variety of brands and flavors added to chocolate bars and other chocolate products. The popularity of dark chocolate or chocolates with a high percentage of cacao (ranging from 70-90%) is increasing, as the health benefits are being touted as a great excuse to eat them. Soft Nougat with ... Read More »

How to Find and Join a CSA

How to Join a CSA | My Halal Kitchen

I just published a post about where raw milk comes from and what I went throug to get myself to the point of actually joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in order to feel assured about the safety (insha’allah) of consuming raw milk products and local organic produce in .  You can read that here. Variety of pumpkin, squash and raw milk from Family Farms Co-op CSA  ... Read More »

My Interview of Mary Nolan, Chef de Cuisine at Bon Appétit Magazine

Mary Nolan of Bon Appetit | My Halal Kitchen

I recently attended the Chicago Gourmet event right here in the Windy City, though on that day it was a rainy city–mostly in the morning. Good thing because the Chicago Gourmet event was held outdoors in Millenium Park. It was also the day I would meet and interview Chef de Cuisine of Bon Appétit magazine, Mary Nolan. Mary Nolan is ... Read More »

Breakfast at Kingsbury Street Cafe

Breakfast at Kingsbury Cafe Chicago | My Halal Kitchen

Sunday morning is a great time to have breakfast out with the family, but some places actually offer wonderful breakfast menu items during the middle of the week, too. I was recently invited for breakfast at a place I’d never heard of before, Kingsbury Street Cafe, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Read More »

Bon Appétit Magazine Presented Chicago Gourmet

Bon Appetit at Chicago Gourmet | My Halal Kitchen

Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Gourmet event in Chicago’s Millenium Park. You know the kind of experience that leaves you in a happy place for the entire remainder of the day, no matter what else happens? It was that kind of experience. 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 »

Cherries and Sunsets on a Wisconsin Peninsula

Francis Hardy Art Gallery in Ephraim, WI

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a spontaneous trip, one that’s planned the day before heading out for a long weekend to a place I’ve never visited. Art gallery on a pier and a gorgeous wooden sailboat rocks gently in the wind next to it in Ephraim, WI. Recently we had a long weekend and wanted to go towards the ... Read More »