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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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Ummah Wide Top 40

Being Among Ummah Wide’s Picks for the 40 Most Innovative Global Muslim Startups 2015

I’m incredibly humbled to be on this list curated by Ummah Wide and in the company of so many other wonderful Muslims in our ummah (community) whom I believe are incredibly creative, inspiring, smart, resilient, positive and who simply make me want to do more, do better and reach a level of ihsan (perfection) that they do.  Among the people I do ...

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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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