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3 Tips for People Who Are New to Antiquing

3 Tips on Antiquing | My Halal Kitchen

Some people consider anything old to be “junk”, while to others feel they’re preserving a piece of history when hanging on to something ‘old’. I personally think it’s neither and I have an affinity for a lot of new and modern things, but I also really love pieces that are rustic yet solid. My home’s interior decor is a combination ... Read More »

How to Avoid Wrinkles Without Ironing Your Clothes

No-Iron Washing | My Halal Kitchen

I am not a fan of ironing. It takes time, makes me feel hot and just simply doesn’t fit into my busy lifestyle, so I do it rarely.  How do I avoid it so much?  As soon as the washing cycle is done with the clothes that most likely will wrinkle easiest, I remove everything and hang them up immediately. If ... Read More »

The Benefits of Using A Refrigerator or Freezer Thermometer

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Did you ever open your refrigerator to see that the milk has gone bad or that the soup from last night’s dinner is completely frozen? If yes, then that’s when you know you need a refrigerator thermometer. Maintaining the right temperature is imperative when preserving food items and keeping your family safe from eating spoiled foods.   A thermometer can ... Read More »

Stewing Summer Vegetables

Stewed Zucchini & Tomatoes | My Halal Kitchen

This isn’t really a formal recipe post but more of a suggestion for what you can do with summer veggies- stew them in herbs, oil and their own wonderful juices. Read on to find out how. Use a large saute pan to heat some oil, then add freshly cut vegetables such as zucchini, other types of squash, tomatoes, beans and garlic. ... Read More »

Reader Q & A: How to Make Perfect Mechoui (Roasted Lamb)

MHK Reader's Mechoui Lamb

I recently received this series of questions from a reader who wrote in to ask how to make her mechoui (roasted lamb) dish turn out great. She was making it for an Iftar and was really interested in getting the advice pronto. Here’s how it went down- take a look at the results she shared!    ​Reader Question: “Salaam, I want ... Read More »

Start Eco-Friendly Kitchen Compost Bins

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This Ramadan is a great time to get eco-friendly or rev up your already environmentally-consciousness mindset by saving all fruit and vegetable scraps, eggs shells, tea bags, and coffee grounds…to make compost.  You can get a small bucket with a tight-fitting lid and keep the scraps somewhere that makes it easy for you to move to your compost bin. If ... Read More »

Remove Stubborn Food Remnants From Pans With Just Two Simple Ingredients

This is how I remove stubborn food remnants from my pans (aluminum or stainless steel): 1) sprinkle the area with baking soda; 2) spray or pour vinegar on top, then watch it fizzle (my favorite part); 3) Let sit 5 min., or more for really tough stains); 4) Scrub off w/ a little water + sponge. Repeat if you don’t ... Read More »

9 Easy Things You Could Be Doing Right Now to Get Ready for Ramadan Cooking

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Caution ahead: There’s a lot of chopping on this list, so let’s talk about what can get chopped away first. And yes, it is easy to do a little extra when you’re already chopping at mealtime now, anyway. If not, set aside a little time over the weekend or on a weeknight after dinner.  CHOPPING Chop away, it’s good therapy. Trust ... Read More »

Freezing Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce Cubes | My Halal Kitchen

I always get pretty large jars of tomato sauce, yes mostly because I’m Italian and grew up with it as a staple ingredient- we put it in just about everything  we make.  I’ve noticed over the years that I use it in almost all of the other types of dishes I make, too. It seems as though just about everyone I know loves tomatoes, ... Read More »

Ramadan Tips from My Halal Kitchen [VIDEO]

ramadan tips from my halal kitchen

This video was prepared in 2012, but I don’t recall whether or not I shared it recently, so I thought it was worth a re-post. Enjoy!   Read More »