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MHK Recipes and a Q & A Column in SISTERS Magazine

For several years now I’ve been working with the fabulous women of Sisters, a U.K.-based magazine for Muslim women.  I began contributing recipes at first, then articles on cooking basics (i.e. a cooking school on the monthly pages of the magazine). Now I’m contributing quick weeknight meal recipes, as well as offering answers to some of your most pressing cooking questions ...

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“Food, Faith & Culture” on CBS is Now Online- and Take a Look At Our Day Spent Filming

Many of you have already heard about the recent airing of the CBS program, “Food, Faith & Culture” of which I was honored to be included in as it highlighted the influence of faith and culture on food. The program, produced by Liz Kineke of CBS Religion & Culture, covered a kosher restaurant in Brooklyn that’s setting the standards for ...

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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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