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Nomination for a Brass Crescent Award; Cooking Halal Radio Show

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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 ... Read More »

Hummus Cups

Hummus Cups Your Guests Will Love

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 ... Read More »

Halal Food is Good for Everyone: A Live Web Chat

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I hope you’ll join me for something quite exciting- my first ever web chat, today at 2pm CST on the blog, Muslim Voices. You can go directly to the site link and join in on the conversation. Ask your questions, give your feedback or just follow the conversation until you feel ready to comment. I’ll be expanding on the topic of ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Mediterranean Spiced Grilled Chicken

This is such a quick summer dish. Use herbs that are ready for picking, which come perfectly paired with grilled chicken. You can use dried herbs for this dish, but the flavor will not be as intense as using the fresh ones. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 lb. thigh or breast boneless, skinless chicken (5 pieces) 3 cloves garlic, minced juice of 1-½ ... Read More »

From Garden to Plate and Halal Greek Recipes this Spring

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  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 ... Read More »

Nice ‘N Easy Bekals featured in Aquila Asia Magazine

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Have you heard of Aquila Asia magazine? It’s a very chic publication geared towards the Muslim woman living in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia. The children have a break from school around this time of year, so they asked me to contribute recipes for bekals, or the Bahasa Melayu/Malaysian and Indonesian word for packed food. They will take bekals on ... Read More »

Blogger’s Choice Awards- Please Cast Your Vote!

  Creating and building this blog has been a labor of love and one of the most rewarding experiences to date, alhamdullilah (thank God).  I pray that all you readers around the globe are benefitting from the recipes and articles here. As a result, I was so touched that My Halal Kitchen was nominated for Best Food Blog in the Blogger’s Choice ... Read More »

Earth Day and Reflections on “The Cove” Documentary

April 22 is designated as Earth Day. We know as Muslims that every day should be dedicated to serving Allah (swt) by doing right by the earth- treating humans, animal and wildlife with respect and using them in the way that our Creator has commanded. Last month I wrote an article about the award-winning, wonderful documentary, The Cove. The article was published on ... Read More »