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 »
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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since we started working on the Ramadan Re...
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...
Summer Ramadan Cooking: Recipes & Resources for Healthy Meals All Month Long is a 129-page book ...
It’s summer. It’s Ramadan. Do you blame me for craving a burger? Hopefully not, because...
Iftar doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming to prepare, even if you’re expectin...
If you live anywhere in California or nearby, you’ve probably heard of date milkshakes and the...
I’ve been told for years that haleem, the puréed meat and grains dish with South Asian flavors...
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 »
I’ve been really blessed to meet so many amazing people since I started this blog. People are happy to share their cooking ideas and recipes all the time and more often than ever does the topic of conversation with complete strangers, new and old friends and my family turn to healthy food, ethnic cuisine and just getting back to basics when it comes to ... Read More »
Contrary to what might be popular belief, not every Muslim family is a large one. There are people all over the world, especially in the U.S. who live far away from extended family whether overseas or across the country. There are those new to Islam who will be breaking the fast alone or with just one other person (i.e. couples, ... Read More »
I’m a huge fan of a hearty bowl of soup. I love to select, chop and see the change in texture of fresh, seasonal vegetables as I take them from market to my favorite Dutch oven. I love the smells that permeate my home from the dried or fresh herbs I’ve added. I love that soup can feed many people ... Read More »