Being efficient is a skill that can always be improved upon. During Ramadan, however, it’s more important than ever to be incorporate efficiency into your life so that you spend less time in the kitchen and more time taking advantage of the opportunities for ibadat during this blessed month. Check out these ten tips to get you in and ... 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...
Ramadan is such a great time to get your home organized. Actually, for me all the organization happens way before the month of Ramadan when I begin planning how to plan it all out. Last year, much of what I did to prepare for Ramadan actually lasted for most of the year (i.e. drying citrus peels and saving herbs). First, ... Read More »
At the end of every summer, it’s easy to take the plethora of zucchini and other types of summer squash for granted. In my experience, people are trying to give it away because they have so much, and if they can’t give it to you as-is, they’ll try to give it to you in the form of zucchini bread! This ... Read More »
Paula Wolfert, an expert in Moroccan cooking and the award-winning author of cookbooks about Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine has honored us with her summer’s end recipe for Anatolian Purslane, Lamb and Lentil Stew. It’s just perfect for the last iftar meal of this Ramadan or to serve up to guests during one of the three days of the upcoming ‘Eid celebration. Among her many interesting cookbooks ... Read More »
My friends and I decided to get together for an Iftar (breaking of the fast dinner). We thought having a theme would be a great way to focus on the food, as well as make it easier to come up with dishes each one of us would be responsible to make. We got together a couple hours before sunset and ... Read More »
Ramadan Mubarak! Muslims all over the world are embarking on another blessed month of fasting from food and drink (pre-dawn to sunset) in order to re-focus on what is spiritually important in their lives. Although they’ll be breaking the fast in different ways around the world, according to their own particular and culturally desirable tastebuds, one food that will probably make it to ... Read More »
Last week was an incredibly busy and productive week, alhamdullilah. For starters, I saw the very impressive food documentary, Fresh, which I plan to review here soon. I also met some wonderful people at the Chicago Botanic Garden where I learned about how to properly clean gardening tools, everything you want to know about growing tomatoes, keeping bees or every variety of ... Read More »
The Barakah Dates Project is a wonderful idea put to action that is being done to send dates to South American and Caribbean Muslims during Ramadan! Masha’allah, what a wonderful idea. You can do your part by looking into their project and deciding for yourself if it’s one of the ways you’ll give during the holy month of Ramadan. Read More »
It sure is hot. Humid, too. I’ve found the perfect way to cool off without ever having to get out of the house by making my own fruit coolers. You can really do this with any fruits, but this is what I had on hand. Cool off, enjoy the sunshine and relax. Ingredients This recipe serves 2, so share it ... Read More »
Many readers are asking for more delicious ideas for meat recipes and this is the first one to come to mind because it’s my absolute favorite. It’s so simple, yet utterly delicious and satisfying. I’m really not one to make recipes over and over again because I love diversity too much, but I have to admit making this several times ... Read More »