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Refreshing Limeade

Limeade with Lemon Basil 317

It’s been a hot, steamy summer around Chicago- lots of rain, lots of heat. If you wouldn’t know it, you might think we’re sitting in the middle of the tropics. And that’s what makes me think of drinks with citrus, especially lime.  It makes me think of Mexico where limes are everywhere and in everything, so why not drink it ... Read More »

Harira, the Moroccan Soup for Ramadan

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There are so many delicious recipes coming out of the North African country of Morocco. Maybe I enjoy the cuisine so much because it not only combines what I really love the most- that mixture of Mediterranean with Middle Eastern flavors- but also because the country itself was the very first place I ever heard the call to prayer, or ... Read More »

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken | My Halal Kitchen

I wasn’t sure how I was going to post this recipe during the summer since everyone wants a good BBQ recipe that actually uses a grill, but here I was preparing an oven-baked BBQ chicken recipe because that’s what I do most of the time. I know how to grill, but I don’t like to start it out of fear ... Read More »

Watermelon & Feta Salad

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I have been waiting to make this salad since the winter time. Watermelon is my favorite fruit, mainly because it hydrates the body as you eat it, perfect to eat during non-fasting hours in Ramadan, so during this time I eat it as much as possible and in as many ways as possible. Being a coffee drinker, it’s super important to stay ... Read More »

Date Nut Balls Rolled in Coconut or Pistachio

Date Nut Balls Rolled in Coconut or Pistachio | My Halal Kitchen

I have loved dates for a very long time. I do think they’re one of the world’s best food, and completely more versatile than they’re often understood to be. They’re not just for desserts, as in the recipe I’m about to show you, but they’re wonderful in salads, great to cook with when dried (I love when they’re part of a ... Read More »

Beef Samosa Puff Pastries

Beef Samosa Puff Pastries | My Halal Kitchen

If you’ve never tasted keema, or that wonderfully spiced Indian-style ground beef, you’re totally missing out on some great flavor. Surely every family makes it a little different- even I have a few different versions, but for samosas I like to recreate a certain flavor. The first time I ever had it was at a suhoor in which I was ... Read More »

Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango and Spinach Smoothie: A Healthy Suhoor or Iftar Recipe

Green Smoothie | My Halal Kitchen

I’m not really sure where I got the inspiration for this ‘green smoothie’ recipe, but I think it was the multitude of magazines and sites online talking about detoxing. I am not big on fad diets or any kind of dieting at all, really- just overall healthy eating as a lifestyle and something that is committed to through a definite change ... Read More »

Download the Beautiful Ramadan Gift Guide by Sakina Design for FREE!

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Jontie and Pik of Sakina Design are some of the most creative people I know, turning basic ideas into the most beautiful visuals I’ve ever seen mash’Allah. I can attest to this in their latest project, the Sakina Gift Guide.  In it you’ll find so many gorgeous gift ideas for Ramadan and Eid, even a few of my top picks for gift-giving. ... Read More »

Two-Minute Quesadillas

Two Minute Quesadillas | My Halal Kitchen

No time for suhoor, but you need something hot in your tummy? These super-quick quesadillas are so easy to make- you may want to take out the hot sauce and fire-roasted chiles (peppers) if your stomach can’t handle the spice in the wee hours of the morning, though.  *White cheddar cheese is produced by Cabot and certified-halal by IFANCA. Two-minute ... Read More »

Sweet & Sour Beef

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I don’t make Asian food that often at home, but I really do love it. I recently had a real craving for sweet and sour something- whether it be seafood, beef or chicken. Many of the recipes I found used ketchup for the sauce (which I’m not a huge fan of when it comes to cooking with it) and other prepared ... Read More »