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Spa Day at Home: It’s Time For a Little R & R With These Great DIY Skincare Recipes!

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Sobia Hussain, owner of The Olive Tree Soap Company, wows us again with these wonderful recipes you will want to make at home just because she makes them so simple and appealing to make.   Our skin goes through a lot of wear and tear from the many things we do throughout the day. Exposure to the sun, wind and ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Chicken Wings

Quick & Easy Chicken Wings

My love of eating chicken wings began in college when I really got a taste of how wonderful they were- mild, hot and spicy and always with some sort of creamy dip and a side of fries. It’s the college kid ting to do, right?  Well, the saucy wings weren’t the first kind I was exposed to, but the first kind ... Read More »

Beet, Apple and Orange Juice Recipe

Fresh Beets at the Green City Market, Chicago

I’m simply amazed at how much everyone absolutely loved this ever so simple recipe for fresh beet juice, made with only three (four if you include water) ingredients. It is the simplest drink recipe to make and so good for you. See the recipe below. Read More »

Oven Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

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 A few years ago when I catered my sister in law’s wedding rehearsal dinner, I discovered this type of lamb cut to be an essential part of entertaining on a grand scale. This leg of lamb doesn’t look too big, but at around 4 to 4.5 pounds, this cut can be grilled, roasted, slow cooked, or braised- then cut thinly ... Read More »

How to Enjoy the New Korean BBQ and Chipotle Crunchy Chickpeas by Saffron Road

Saffron Road, a company that makes a nice line of high quality, convenient halal food products, has come out with two new flavors of Crunch Chickpeas: Korean BBQ and Chipotle.  As the labels indicate, I’m also so happy to know that they’re made with organic chickpeas, they’re Non-GMO verified and gluten- free.  I love snacks just as much as the ... Read More »

Kathy Hester’s Indian Yogurt Salad

yogurt salad with pita

Kathy Hester is a food blogger and the author of some really great cookbooks that I’m happy to know about and have on my bookshelf because they demonstrate wonderful ways to substitute meat when you want to or you have to, for one reason or another. We met briefly at the Eat Write Retreat in Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago and later ... Read More »

Carrot Purée as a Healthy Secret Ingredient

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I learned a really cool cooking idea many years ago that I’ve used over and over again to flavor soups, rice dishes and more. It’ll also help you use up that whole bag of carrots that’s going bad in your fridge right now. If you have kids, you can also use the same trick to slip into a whole host ... Read More »

Halal Korean Cuisine Made Delicious and Convenient

Beef Bulgogi by Saffron Road

When I first came to Chicago over thirteen ago, the last type of cuisine I ever thought I would fall in love with is Korean, not for any other reason than the fact that I had no idea there was such a large population of Koreans living in and around the city. The first way I found out was by ... Read More »

Chicken Pita Rolls with Hummus & Tabbouleh

Chicken Pita Rolls | My Halal Kitchen

I had no idea what a hit these pita rolls would be. They seemed so easy to make and with such a familiar taste to them, I didn’t even think they would be very interesting to other people. When I instagrammed making these several months ago, so many people were intrigued and wanted the recipe. I totally understand why now- ... Read More »

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup | My Halal Kitchen

While making this recipe and preparing to share it with you, I decided to do a little research to find out the history behind the origin of a soup I grew up eating all the time and that is quite popular in Italian restaurants: Italian Wedding Soup. Growing up in a family with very Sicilian roots, we often ate this ... Read More »