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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

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

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

Thai Mango Shrimp Skillet

I love really light meals in Ramadan and much of the time those involve fish and seafood. What’s great about this particular dish is that you can actually use frozen shrimp or fish an let it defrost and cook in the pan- perfect for the weeknight meal rush- especially in Ramadan.  For this dish, I … 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

Rack of Lamb with Dates & Moroccan Spices

When I first made this dish,  I was apprehensive. I had only ever eaten rack of lamb at restaurants and considered it ‘fancy fare’ for the top chefs to make. Who was I kidding? It’s so easy to make and quite filling, even though it doesn’t look like a lot of meat when compared to … Read more

Banana Date Cups for Iftar

I’m probably not the only one whose favorite time of the day in Ramadan is the time when we break our fast. It’s not because it’s actually time to eat; it’s because the sweetness of that first bite or first drink is really and truly the sweetest moment time and time again. For me, t’s a time … Read more

Egg Drop Soup

If you like restaurant-style Chinese Egg Drop Soup, just know that you don’t have to go out to have it- it’s so super easy and quick to make that you don’t even have to stress much over making it. You probably have at least some of the ingredients already, like eggs. Plus, you should always … Read more

Fresh & Fruity Coconut Water

There’s no doubt that one of the hardest part of the fasting day might not even be going without food, but going without water. That’s why it’s super important to hydrate during the non-fasting hours, all throughout those hours. It’s easy to remember to do if you make a huge jar of a natural, hydrating … Read more

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