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How to Force Winter Branches

I absolutely love bringing color indoors all year long, but in the winter it seems like more of a necessity than anything- to lift up the darkness outside (and how early it comes) and bring in a natural pop of color. It’s also fun to go out looking for branches to bring indoors and be surprised by the type of ... Read More »

15 Smart Things You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

15 Ways to Avoid the Flu | My Halal Kitchen

Everyone knows the flu is absolutely no fun. In fact, from what I’ve heard it’s absolutely horrible this year. Actually, there are several types of flu going around that are quite scary- one was more respiratory while the other was gastrointestinal. What’s really bad is that both came earlier than the normal flu season this year, indicating that there’s likely ... Read More »

Slow Cooked Beef Stew- A Classic Comfort Food Recipe

Beef Stew Recipe | My Halal Kitchen

I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we could all use a lot of comforting, whether it’s through the gathering together of a community or our small family meals we need to be there for one another and offer support, a lending ear or ... Read More »

Acorn Squash Hummus

Acorn Squash Hummus | My Halal Kitchen

Years ago I would have never openly served a hummus dish other than one made strictly from chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste). I thought I might offend a guest or anyone who thought it would be impossible to enjoy alternatives, although I’ve been playing around with recipes that used red pepper and different types of squash for years and ... Read More »

Creamy Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip | My Halal Kitchen

The last article I posted was about how to put together and decorate a beautiful ‘Eid appetizer table and I hope you were inspired by the tips and ideas for serving ware and the quick and easy foods you can offer your guests. One of the dishes mentioned still needs a recipe to go along with it, so here it ... Read More »

Create A Beautiful ‘Eid Appetizer Table This Fall

Eid Appetizer Table | My Halal Kitchen

I love entertaining during the holidays more than any other time of year. It gives me the opportunity to do what I love most: make healthy gourmet meals for the people I care about most and to show gratitude and respect for that time of year when it truly feels celebratory and special.  Read More »

Contemplating the Many Meanings of Sacrifice This ‘Eid ul Adha {PLUS a Giveaway from Silver Envelope}

by Raana Smith My Eid-al-Adha 2012 checklist:  Read More »

Summer Ramadan Cooking is Available Now!

Summer Ramadan Cooking e-book

Summer Ramadan Cooking: Recipes & Resources for Healthy Meals All Month Long is a 129-page book full of an introduction to the Rituals of eating during Ramadan, how the Ramadan kitchen functions and an overview of cooking for the Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and the Iftar (meal to break the fast) during this special month. At least 100 recipes for healthy drinks, ... Read More »

Need Healthy & Delicious Recipes This Ramadan? We’ve Got an App for That!

I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be able to tell you about the surprise I’ve been holding in for months, waiting to share with you this: the Ramadan Recipes App for iPhone! Read More »

Grilled Eggplant and Pepper Salad

Summer food is equivalent to grilling, right? Well, in the intense heat we’re feeling here in the Midwest I’m not sure everyone is so excited about firing up the grills all the time. I mean, it’s really hot- even in the evenings I’ve seen temps at 98° F. That said, with all the amazing summer produce to be found at ... Read More »