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When to Add Salt In the Cooking Process

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Did you know that it’s super important to salt food during the cooking process and not afterwards or near the end (except in the rare case of making a nice juicy steak)? The reason is that if you salt early on in the process, it brings out the flavor in the ingredients, but if you do it too late it simply makes ... Read More »

How to Get a Moist Whole Chicken

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If you’re afraid to roast a whole chicken, it may not be your fault. No one ever told you that butter was a beautiful thing, under the skin of chicken. You just can’t be afraid to pull up that chicken skin and push in the pats of butter, all the way through to the legs and thighs and breast of ... Read More »

Recycling Tip- Do You Do This?

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Just Add Dates

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One of the easiest things  you can do to a salad to spruce it up is to add something surprisingly sweet. I love chopped dates in my salads, especially around the end of summer and early fall when things like pears and apples are in season. They pair so beautifully with the chewy sweetness of dates and are delicious topped with a ... Read More »

Super Quick Chicken Marinade

super quick chicken marinade

We’re all getting back to a more ‘normal’ routine after the month of fasting in Ramadan, which in my house actually means more cooking- or at least more need to be prepared for three meals a day instead of 1.5, as at least either our Iftar or Suhoor doesn’t take up a lot of our stomach space by the end ... Read More »

How to Wash Mushrooms

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In the wonderful summer season, don’t you crave grilled everything? Grilled meats, grilled vegetables, grilled fruit? There are so many interesting things to choose from at this time of year, and of course before cooking any of it, each one has to be washed properly- especially those that carry a lot of dirt. Mushrooms are that kind of food. When you ... Read More »

Make Ramadan Colorful on a Budget

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Whatever our budget, there’s always a way to put color into your Summer (or Winter- for our friends halfway across the world) Ramadan. Whether you’r eating indoors or out, look for things like these wicker plate holders, which can be found in bright colors or you can paint yourself. It makes for a fun and festive table, visually appealing to ... Read More »

Prep Scrambled Egg & Omelette Mixtures the Night Before Suhoor

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Who doesn’t need to save extra time in the morning for Suhoor or breakfast on any regular day? Precious minutes add up quickly, so one of the easiest things you can do is prepare scrambled eggs the night before. To a bowl, add the amount of eggs desired plus any other ingredients. I like to add salt and pepper,  fresh ... Read More »

How to Ripen Fresh Barhi Dates

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During Ramadan, we all love our dates so much and typically lean towards the Medjool and Deglet Noor variety. Barhi dates such as those shown in the picture, are a special and very seasonal breed found available at many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean markets. This Ramadan, you may catch a glimpse of them and if you do, grab them and ... Read More »

Freeze Delicate Herbs in Olive Oil

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 Beautiful and fragrant fresh herbs like rosemary, and basil do well by preserving them in olive oil and freezing. Use an ice cube tray for this purpose. Wash and dry herbs thoroughly, as leaving them wet will result in soggy and discolored herbs. Fill an ice cube tray with about one teaspoon of freshly chopped herbs. Pour olive oil on ... Read More »