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6 Tips for Throwing a Kid-Friendly ‘Eid Party

Kid-Friendly Eid | My Halal Kitchen

I was introduced to Silver Envelope, the Islamic Stationary Company, several years ago and am so happy to see how much it has grown since. Their product line is bright and colorful, kid-friendly and something I like to have around at parties (particularly the decorative cupcake holders).  Creative Director and Founder, Raana Smith, brings us 6 Tips to Throw a ... Read More »

5 Ways to Host an ‘Eidpalooza

I’m delighted to introduce you to a local Chicago woman who is doing some fabulous and unique things to help people celebrate   special occasions or take business branding ‘Up a Notch’. She ships her personalized party favors across the country in creative wrapping, and in this post Kiran Ansari offers tips on how to really bring life to ‘Eid ... Read More »

Tips For Celebrating Ramadan In Style

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I am so delighted to bring you this article by Jomana Siddiqui, founder of modernEID.com who creates some of the most beautifully designed ‘Eid decor for the home, something I’ve been in search of for years now. I asked Jomana to give us some of her best tips on how to celebrate Ramadan in style and bring the beauty and spirit ... Read More »

Sakina Design’s Ramadan Lantern Project

I asked Creative Designer Kung Pik Liu over at Sakina Design to share something special with us this Ramadan to make our homes feel festive, bright and beautiful. To that end, she has indeed come up with a craft you’ll definitely want to make, especially since she provides a colorful downloadable printout for us, too. Sakina Design’s Ramadan Lantern can ... Read More »

Creamy Date Shake

If you live anywhere in California or nearby, you’ve probably heard of date milkshakes and the pretty well-known stands at farms and orchards who sell them. I have lived in California, driven through it many times from all different angles and have never tried one, but I’ve heard plenty about them. A date shake perfect for iftar, and a great ... Read More »

The Story Behind Patchi Chocolates

Last year during Ramadan I introduced you to Patchi chocolates because I fell in love with their quality and taste. I had all but given up on ever finding the taste of real chocolate mixed with real nuts like hazelnuts, pistachio, and almonds that I grew up enjoying whenever someone in my family came to visit from Italy bearing gifts of ... Read More »

Traveling Spices

Traveling Spices | My Halal Pantry

Travel. It’s one of my absolute favorite words.  It’s a word of action that implies adventure, change and the addition of spice to an otherwise mundane everyday life. Who doesn’t love the thrill of going to new places, not to mention trying new foods? Yes, that usually is the case for travel abroad, though things are changing dramatically on the American food ... Read More »

How to Clean Copper Pots

Copper Pots | My Halal Kitchen - Cleaning

I don’t have many copper pots in my kitchen- in fact, I have just two and they are some of the best I own. They heat foods fast and cook them well, which is probably why they’ve been in gourmet kitchens for centuries. My small copper saucepan needs some TLC- see the difference between the top half and the bottom ... Read More »

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

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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 »