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Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

I love really good, authentic Chinese food- don’t you? As with all restaurants that aren’t committed to serving halal dishes, if you dine at one you’ll have to ask a zillion questions about the ingredients to find out if there are any questionable or clearly non-halal ingredients. If you only eat dhabiha (slaughtered according to Islamic requirements) meats and their ...

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Ramen Noodle Soup with Lamb, Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Here in the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping extravaganzas are both over. The big whole turkey meal and turkey leftovers are gone for most people and perhaps the mere thought of  anything made with it like turkey soup, turkey hash, turkey burgers, turkey lasagna, and turkey sandwiches are making people seriously tired of the same ingredient on ...

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Icelandic Haddock in Lemongrass Basil Simmer Sauce

Unless you have an amazing Asian store nearby that sells fresh ingredients from the East, it’s pretty hard to find things like lemongrass, real coconut and interesting chili peppers to cook with, unfortunate because when combined they make for such an exotic and flavorful combination like what’s been prepared for us in one of the latest simmer sauces by Saffron Road ...

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Sadaf Syed, Author of ICover | My Halal Kitchen photos

Cooking with Sadaf Syed of iCOVER: A Day in the Life of a Muslim-American COVERed Girl

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting with the very lovely, down-to-earth and talented young photographer, Sadaf Syed, a Chicago-based woman who literally wrote the book on how Muslim women in America wear the hijab (head covering). I sat down for coffee then later made no-cook appetizers with her and her kids to talk about the beautiful photodocumentary she ...

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Rice Paper Rolls with Mango & Shrimp Stuffing and Orange-Lime Asian Sauce for Dipping

This recipe is unbelievably simple and there’s absolutely no cooking involved- a perfect crowd pleaser for these hot summer days. Use the freshest ingredients, including oranges and limes, instead of juices or concentrates which really makes a difference in the resulting taste. Makes 10 rolls (20 servings)  Rice Paper Roll Ingredients 2 ounces rice vermicelli noodles ½ lb. tiny cooked shrimp or ...

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