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Key West Cuban Sandwiches

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  Since I’ve never been to Cuba, how could I really say what a Cuban sandwich is like? Well when I was young, my dad would take me to Florida often. We went to a … Read more

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Thyme & Oregano

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  Often times we think of roasted chicken as that comfort food that should be consumed in the fall and winter months, since it warms up the house and makes everything smell so good and … Read more

Caribbean Beef Stew

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  This Ramadan I’ve chosen to make a bunch of Latin dishes, mainly because of the hot, steamy weather we’ve been experiencing here in Chicago. It’s ironically not dissimilar to the weather in the Caribbean … Read more

Risotto with Asparagus and Green Peas

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  I don’t eat too much rice or pasta in Ramadan because it leaves me feeling too full before eating other things, but if I’m going to make rice, it’s a special dish. That’s why … Read more

Beef Tacos

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  For those of you who know me as a home cook or who follow my Instagram page of cooking and recipes and food interests in general, you probably know I love a good taco. … Read more

Meatball Ravioli Soup

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  During Ramadan, I really love to incorporate soup into my meals whenever I get a chance. Sometimes, however, by the time I’m ready for Iftar, soup just seems like too much food to add … Read more

Chipotle-Style Chicken Burrito Bowl

One of the only ‘restaurants’ I ever go to is Chipotle. I’ve always loved how fresh their ingredients are, but never eat any of the meat because it’s not dhabiha. I actually don’t eat out very much anymore mainly because I’m always testing recipes for my latest cookbook and this site, but I do crave certain dishes I really … Read more

Spring Green Soup

Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups when the weather is on the cusp of cold, wet and rainy and just a little … Read more

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