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Join Me on a Foodie Retreat in Marrakech, Morocco with MarocMama!

My friend and fellow blogger, Amanda Mouttaki (MarocMama) is a fearless traveler whom I admire for making the life-changing decision to move her entire family from Wisconsin to Morocco several years ago. It’s been amazing to watch her fly around the world and live vicariously through her many trips throughout Europe and Africa. Needless to … Read more

Apple Picking with the Kiddos

By Kiran Ansari “Why can’t we just buy apples from Meijer?” asked my teenager when I suggested we go apple picking last weekend. “It’s 2016 mom, we don’t need to pick fruit. We can order anything online and have it delivered to our doorstep.” That is exactly why we needed to take our brood apple … Read more

How to Eat Halal While Traveling

Traveling across the state or across the world can be exciting and a chance to re-charge your internal batteries, a welcome a change of pace and scenery. Finding halal food in the sky or on the road, however, isn’t always as easy. Even though the word halal is beginning to penetrate common everyday lingo across … Read more

Holiday Destinations in Spain (Sponsored)

Spanish Destinations That You Can Visit During Your Holiday Spain can be a fabulous location if you are looking to get away to somewhere nice during the Eid season. Of course, the secret to an unforgettable holiday in this part of the world is choosing the right destination. The great thing about Spain is there is just … Read more

On Being Half Sicilian

It’s so important to appreciate and respect our family roots, no matter how old we are or well-traveled or educated. One always comes full circle in when you’re able to understand at least a little something about our grandparents, great-grandparents and beyond them. What where their struggles? What were their professions? How did they live, … Read more

Galena Getaway | My Halal Kitchen

Our Galena Getaway

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 to recharge and regroup and that it would actually be good for me to do.

Galena Getaway | My Halal Kitchen

I had some ideas about how long I actually wanted to spend in the car and what I wanted to see in a new place- I was basically just making it harder for myself to relax until I realized the place should just be quiet, peaceful and the journey be a beautiful part of the getaway.

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Traveling Spices | My Halal Pantry

Traveling Spices

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 scene, for the better. Still, travel by car along miles and miles of highway doesn’t do much for the palette, as the same types of bland foods are almost always the only choices. Not to mention, there’s always the issue of finding halal things to eat.

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