Last week was an incredibly busy and productive week, alhamdullilah. For starters, I saw the very impressive food documentary, Fresh, which I plan to review here soon. I also met some wonderful people at the Chicago Botanic Garden where I learned about how to properly clean gardening tools, everything you want to know about growing tomatoes, keeping bees or every variety of ... Read More »
Tiramisu, the quintessential Sicilian dessert, and the ultimate party food. Although I’m (hal...
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Efficiency & productivity in the kitchen is a skill that can always be improved upon. During Ramadan, however, it’s more important than ever to maintain these qualities in order to spend less time in the kitchen and more time taking advantage of the opportunities for ibadat (worship) and good deeds. Check out these ten tips to get you in and out of the ... Read More »
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 »
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 morning, but I also wanted ... Read More »
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. You can really do this with any fruits, but this is what I had on hand. Cool off, enjoy the sunshine and relax. Ingredients This recipe serves 2, so share it ... Read More »
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 by hand as opposed to ... Read More »
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 admit making this several times ... Read More »
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 or triple the measurements. If ... Read More »
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 Tips For the Ramadan Kitchen” ... Read More »
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 the date fruit… During a recent shopping ... Read More »