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yvonne at a CCN Workshop in Bridgeview, IL

Compassionate Care Network’s Weight Management Workshops

For the past year or so, I’ve been giving lectures on eating real {halal} food and how to shop for and prepare these foods at weight management workshops sponsored by the Compassionate Care Network. CCN is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that offers medical care to the uninsured, but also offers additional free services to the local community such as health screenings and ...

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Nomination for a Brass Crescent Award; Cooking Halal Radio Show

I was simply stunned Wednesday morning to find out that I was nominated under the category of Best Female Blogger for writing My Halal Kitchen, in the 7th Annual Brass Crescent Awards. Deeply humbled and incredibly honored to be nominated among other talented writers, I wish everyone the best and ask you to please visit the voting site here. If you’re not familiar ...

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Hummus Cups Your Guests Will Love

Hummus Cups

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks around here. I’ve been visiting farmers’ markets everywhere I can here in Chicago and back home in Ohio. Did you see all the lovely produce I was able to capture? Needless to say, I’ve been busy with travel, family and my work here in and on My Halal Kitchen. I’ve met some wonderful people and gotten to know about the work they’re doing on ...

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Halal Kitchen Demos at the ISNA Convention: All Four Recipes

The ISNA Convention is over and I’m still reflecting on the wonderful experience it was.  I’m simply amazed by the level of interest and excitment everyone had for My Halal Kitchen. We set up shop at the Crescent Foods and Halal Healthy booths to conduct four total cooking demonstrations and to promote the halal recipes on this site, as well as sell our custom ...

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Rice Paper Rolls with Mango & Shrimp Stuffing and Orange-Lime Asian Sauce for Dipping

This recipe is unbelievably simple and there’s absolutely no cooking involved- a perfect crowd pleaser for these hot summer days. Use the freshest ingredients, including oranges and limes, instead of juices or concentrates which really makes a difference in the resulting taste. Makes 10 rolls (20 servings)  Rice Paper Roll Ingredients 2 ounces rice vermicelli noodles ½ lb. tiny cooked shrimp or ...

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From Garden to Plate and Halal Greek Recipes this Spring

  This has been a good month, alhamdullilah (thank God).  It’s spring.  The weather has been beautiful.  The trees are blooming and everything seems so green- my favorite time of year so far. In fact, there’s so much more motivation to cook when you have great ingredients such as what is available in the spring. I was honored to contribute to a few ...

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