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Peppers & Tomatoes Stuffed with Couscous…and a Drizzle of Lemon Olive Oil

Pre-Cooked Peppers

It’s a common Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culinary habit to stuff vegetables with a variety of grains such as rice or couscous as well as ground meats or nuts like pistachios. That said, this dish is amazingly versatile. If you don’t have peppers, you can substitute zucchinis or eggplants instead; if you don’t have couscous, try cooked rice or meat ... Read More »

Is it Halal? How to Figure Out What’s In Ethnic & American Foods

Restaurant Tortellini

Based on my own experience with a variety of world cultures and foreign languages, trying everything from food in the the US, Mexico, Southern Europe and the UK, I’ve developed these tips for deciphering specialty foods, international cuisine menus and grocery items so you’ll know what to watch out for whether you’re dining out, shopping or staying in places like ... Read More »

Shop the My Halal Kitchen Amazon Store for all of your Cooking & Gardening Supplies

Everything You Could Want

I know this isn’t the best time to ask anyone to part with their hard-earned money. Believe me, I know just about as much as anyone that being frugal is smart. When you need something for your kitchen, you want to get a deal, so I always say to go with the best quality things, from the best quality stores you can afford. ... Read More »

Custom Embroidered Halal Kitchen Aprons

Full Length of Apron

Get your very own beautifully designed, custom embroidered halal kitchen aprons. It’s fully covering for the messiest jobs in the kitchen and a comfortable cotton-polyester mix washes well on the delicate cycle of your washing machine.        $20 each (tax included)                Care instructions: machine wash delicate cycle, spot bleach away from embroidery.     MHK Apron Colors Basil Green $20.00 Blueberry Blue ... Read More »

The Barakah Dates Project

Barakah Dates Project

The Barakah Dates Project is a wonderful idea put to action that is being done to send dates to South American and Caribbean Muslims during Ramadan!  Masha’allah, what a wonderful idea. You can do your part by looking into their project and deciding for yourself if it’s one of the ways you’ll give during the holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

Chicago French Market

When you live in a big city like I do, it doesn’t mean you always get a chance to see the touristy spots like visitors usually do. We are busy on weekends, working during the week and so most of the time the only real excuse we give ourselves to enjoy Chicago is when family or friends come to visit. ... Read More »

A Food Revolution for Muslims

Cherry Tomatoes from Coloma, Michigan | Yvonne Maffe, My Halal Kitchen

You don’t have to be a medical expert to notice that among the Muslim community living in the United States, there is a prevalence of high sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, all of which can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and heart attacks, even in young individuals. There doesn’t seem to be a lack of ... Read More »

A NYC Halal Cart Known By Its Street Address

53rd and 6th Halal Cart

I’ve been to New York City many times as a tourist and have even stopped just to eat at this halal cart in Midtown Manhattan late at night while on our way to Rhode Island.  As far as I know, the cart didn’t really have a name until it gained so much popularity by people describing it’s exact location: 53rd and 6th St., ... Read More »

Amish Country: Holmes County, Ohio

I had an incredible time visiting my family this summer in Ohio. Among those fond memories was a visit to Holmes County, home to one of the largest populations of Amish in the world. Although I had never really visited the heart of Amish Country, I feel as though I’ve known the culture, craftsmanship and food all my life. As a ... Read More »

Cleveland’s West Side Market is a Must-See

One of the things I try to never miss when I go back home for a visit to Ohio is the West Side Market in Cleveland–even if I’m not looking for anything in particular to buy. It’s so much more than a farmer’s market, although much of the fresh produce comes from local growers; it’s also a variety of specialty ... Read More »