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Fruit Kebobs

There is nothing more refreshing to me on a hut summer day than cold, cold watermelon. Pineapple is great, too. So are melons! I just love them all and I love them cold. I made these kebobs because not only did I have a lot of fruit from my foray at the grocery store that … Read more

Honeydew Melon Cooler

It sure is hot. Humid, too. I’ve found the perfect way to cool off without ever having to get out of the house by making my own fruit coolers. Another thing you can do is to dip the rim of the glasses in raw cane sugar to give it a decorative look and add a … Read more

Banana Blueberry Loaf

I’ve been testing this recipe for several years. It’s a favorite of my husband who requests it every time he opens the freezer to a plethora of frozen bananas I’ve stocked away for ‘that yogurt cake’ he likes so much. One lesson I’ve learned here is that it seems to turn out better when whisked … Read more

Simple Steak

Many readers are asking for more delicious ideas for meat recipes and this is the first one to come to mind because it’s my absolute favorite. It’s so simple, yet utterly delicious and satisfying. I’m really not one to make recipes over and over again because I love diversity too much, but I have to … Read more

Italian Stovetop Eggs

A recipe of mainly Italian ingredients, this meal will leave you satisfied and energized throughout the day, insha’allah.  Serve with rustic Italain bread, pita or whatever type of bread you like to scoop up the tomato and cheesy parts.  Organic Eggs – Hunt’s Organic Farm (Oberlin, Ohio) This recipe serves two, but is easy to double … Read more

10 Tips for a Productive Ramadan Kitchen

I was asked to contribute to a site that has a great concept: ProductiveMuslim.com. It exists to encourage Muslims to be productive in all aspects of life, although I think anyone can benefit from the tips posted onto the site from various talented contributors. Please check out this link to my article entitled “Top 10 Productivity … Read more

Incorporating Dates Into Your Diet

Before beginning, allow me to extend a warm Ramadan Mubarak! (Ramadan Greetings) to all the readers of My Halal Kitchen. Thank you for your generosity and kindness in words and deeds in support of this site. May you all have a blessed month! We can’t discuss food in Ramadan without first talking about the significance of … Read more

5 Simple Steps for Planning Ramadan Meals

Do you believe we’re in the middle of summer already? Ramadan is just a few weeks away. Time to plan your menu…

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For those who don’t know much about Ramadan, let me briefly explain that Muslims believe this to be the most blessed month of the entire year. “Ramadan” is an actual name of one of the Islamic calendar months, the ninth to be exact. Muslims believe this was the year that the Holy Qur’an was first revealed to Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) by the Angel Gabriel, so it is a very important time for Muslims to read and reflect upon it in its entirety. The most commonly known fact about Ramadan, however,  is that it’s a month of fasting for all Muslims, except those who are excused: pregnant women, nursing mothers, menstruating women, children, and those with a medical condition whose health would be at risk by fasting.

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Tomatillo Salsa (Green Tomato Salsa)

What a difference homemade salsa is from the store-bought counterparts. I recently made this salsa recipe for the first Halal Test Kitchen event where I was able to easily demonstrate the making of this recipe in under a few minutes. Everyone at the event was able to make their own tacos and top with this delicious green … Read more

5-Minute Frittata

This is the quickest oven-baked frittata to prepare. Normally I would add flour and milk to a dish like this, but on the day it was made, I was in such a hurry there was no time to think about accurately measuring the two. It resulted in one of the fluffiest and most delicious frittatas … Read more

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