I’ve been told for years that haleem, the puréed meat and grains dish with South Asian flavors, is a favorite Iftar dish for so many Muslims observing the Ramadan fast. Though not a common way of eating meat American-style, (cooked down for hours and combined with grains all puréed together) if you pre-judge it and dismiss it, you may never ... Read More »
The perfect starter to a Ramadan Iftar meal, this deliciously-spiced fruit salad recipe was submitte...
One of the things I’ve been enjoying most about the summer has truly been all the Ramadan prep...
When I went to Irvine, CA last April for Sameer’s Eats Halal Food Tour, Lime Chicken Tacos was...
Spicy Indian dishes are a real treat to me. It’s food I crave, but don’t always make for...
I don’t know about you, but my time in the kitchen just keeps on getting shorter and shorter a...
Lentil soup is one of my all-time favorite soups. I can’t believe I waited until the end of Ramadan ...
Ramadan + summer= a great time for fresh and delicious fruit salads. Believe it or not, there is a w...
I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to the world of Ramadan foods from Lebanon by way of the following recipe for Kibbeh Patties from my friends at Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen. If you’ve never visited their blog, please be sure to visit their site to take in all the wonderful, healthy Mediterranean dishes they offer in addition to this ... Read More »
For some reason, during Ramadan I tend to see, make, eat and enjoy appetizers the most. It’s nice to have something light but substantial at the initial breaking of the fast, but it’s more than that for me. Maybe it’s because when the fast-breaking time comes every evening, it’s one of the sweetest moments I experience (whether the appetizer is ... Read More »
Ramadan is here and well underway- some people started fasting last Friday; others last Saturday. Regardless, everyone is on the same page right now, which is all that matters. So, Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan)! Tartlets with Lemon Cream and Fresh Summer Fruits, recipe available on our new app! Read More »
While Ramadan could begin tonight, I am beginning to think about one of my favorite times of the month- the breaking of the first fast. What will we have to savor the moment when the sun sets and it’s time to enjoy something sweet, a date perhaps, and then something quick yet savory before it’s time for the maghreb (sunset) prayer? Cilantro ... Read More »
We’ve been talking so much lately about how important it is to be prepared for Ramadan- spiritually, mentally and practically. With long summer days to face ahead of us, we’ll either be prepared or up against a wall of how to get healthy food on the table for Iftar and the early morning pre-dawn meal of Suhoor. I’ve compiled a ... Read More »
I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be able to tell you about the surprise I’ve been holding in for months, waiting to share with you this: the Ramadan Recipes App for iPhone! Read More »
Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar (lunar) and the holy month of fasting is approaching quickly. There is so much to prepare and it can be quite overwhelming if you think about it all at once. For those of you who are new to My Halal Kitchen, you may not realize that there are lots of organizational tips ... Read More »
Potluck parties are nice, but just the word ‘potluck’ is a bit unappealing to some people who say that the idea of hoping to be ‘lucky’ about what ends up at a dinner where everyone brings a dish is more risk than they’d like to take with regards to their food. Jokes abound about this concept of communal eating, but ... Read More »
Dates are also the perfect baking fruit- they freeze well, they don’t make your baking products soggy and they add just the right about of sweetness to a dessert. Below is a delicously simple tart recipe adapted from one of my favorite and most-used cookbooks, Mediterranean: A Taste of the Sun in Over 150 Recipes by Jacqueline Clark and Joanna ... Read More »