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Exploring the Date Groves with Natural Delights at the Medjool Date Blogger Summit

I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona– and what an experience that was.   Great to finally be here @ndmedjooldates with all these fine bloggers and date lovers! #medjooldatesummit #Yuma A photo posted by Yvonne Maffei (@myhalalkitchen) on Sep 16, 2015 at 6:25am PDT It was one ...

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IFANCA’s Halal & Healthy Program at Islamic Foundation North

The last stop on the Halal & Healthy Nutrition Workshop tour around Chicagoland was Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan, IL. Just before Ramadan, IFANCA presented our last workshop on Halal & Healthy Nutrition with a presentation by Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, on how food industry products and natural food ingredients affect the way we are satiated- flavors, texture, color ...

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IFANCA Halal & Healthy Workshop at American Islamic Association 2015

Last month I presented a workshop in a series of similar presentations around Chicago sponsored by IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) where we visited the American Islamic Association located in Frankfort, IL. Working with Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, our presentation consisted of a little bit of food science about how tastes and flavors in food – ...

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IFANCA Halal& Healthy Workshop at IFS in Villa Park, IL

Earlier this month I was a co-presenter at IFANCA’s Halal & Healthy Nutrition Workshops we’ve been conducting around Chicago.  It’s the second year of our workshops and so far they’ve been great- well attended with highly-engaged audiences of children and adults throughout the Muslim community.  I talk healthy eating and recipes where Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, talks the ...

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WHIPPING UP an Income Presentation

Women’s Entrepreneurship Workshop: Whipping up an Income

I’m super excited about an upcoming presentation where Educator and Consultant Susan Labadi of Genius School, Inc. and myself will be conducting a half-day workshop for women on how to identify your talents and turn it into a profitable business. It’ll be held at the all new Tazkeyah Center just outside of Chicago, a new center started by renowned Educator Dr. ...

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Cooking On the Farm with Saffron Road’s New Halal Lamb Broth + a Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw some of my snapshots last month where I traveled to an Elkhort, Wisconsin farm to conduct a cooking demo for the Chicago-based halal meat supplier Whole Earth Meats. The event was called “Eid on the Farm” and it was a unique opportunity for families could come to enjoy the scenery, food ...

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