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Ramadan Celebration Twitter Party

Ramadan Twitter Party | Whole Foods & Saffron Road

Be sure to join in on the twitterverse tomorrow evening, July 17th. Whole Foods Market is hosting a Ramadan Celebration Twitter Party in conjunction with Saffron Road Food where trivia questions will also be asked and coupons awarded for correct answers. All you have to do is follow @WholeFoodsMarket and @SaffronRoadFood to see the chat in your feed. Be sure ... Read More »

Cookbook Review: The Gaza Kitchen

The Gaza Kitchen Cookbook on Amazon | My Halal Kitchen Cookbook Review

I have a pretty large collection of cookbooks, as you might imagine being the case since food writing, blogging and cooking are all an integral part of my daily life. It’s a completely rare situation that I come across a cookbook so absolutely intriguing and heart-wrenching because of the current political, economic and logistical strain of the inhabitants offering up their ... Read More »

Walid Darab Interviewed Me for a Podcast on Greed For Ilm

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Recently I was interviewed for a podcast by Walid Darab of Greed for Ilm to speak with him about how I started this blog and why. It turned into a conversation that took me down the very long path of my own personal memory lane and then jogged my spirit to talk about gardening, what I think of GMOs and ... Read More »

Silver Envelope Products & Summer Ramadan Cooking Are in Stores in Qatar!

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What an amazing week it’s been. Ramadan has started, all of the excitement and anticipation for the blessed month is even sweeter because of a few very exciting things going on, one of them involving my friend Raana Smith of Silver Envelope, the Islamic Stationary Company. She invited me to collaborate on a piece with her last year to make ... Read More »

The Tiles Are Up! And That’s About it For Now…

Since we moved into our home last year, the renovation has not stopped. We have been taking our time since the design and layout for everything is coming from our own ideas and not that of any hired designers. We’re still about a week away from a fully-finished section of our kitchen, but things are taking shape slowly but surely.     ... Read More »

My April Article & Column in Sisters Magazine

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I absolutely love writing for Sisters Magazine every month and feel entirely blessed to bring you two parts in every issue: my Q & A section where I answer your ‘burning’ cooking questions, of course; and Yvonne’s Cooking School where each month I teach on the topic of something that adds to your profile on knowledge on the stepping stones of ... Read More »

Look at What’s Growing on Our Trees!

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Ever since we moved to our new place, I have been intrigued by vast amount of trees and and how moist the area is. I see moss growing and also a lot of mushrooms. At first thought, I said it would be a great place to grow mushrooms- and now, look at what I’ve recently found growing on a nearby ... Read More »

My Latest Food-Related Articles in Sisters Magazine

If you haven’t subscribed yet or don’t know about it, Sisters Magazine is a great place to get all sorts of wonderful articles that all women can relate to. I write monthly articles for their Lifestyle section: Yvonne’s Cooking School and My Halal Kitchen Q & A. Each month I cover new topics and address new questions from readers. If ... Read More »

The Whitestone Foundation Survey

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I’m normally not big on taking surveys because they don’t typically seem to have any affect on my life or on how businesses speak to my needs. I’ve been introduced to one, however, that is trying to do just that- figure out what our needs are so that they can be addressed with resources specific to our uniquely American Muslim ... Read More »

Healthy & Economical Cooking Classes at UMMA Center

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During much of 2013 I had the incredible fortune of being invited to teach healthy and economical cooking to students at the UMMA Center (Urban Muslim Minority Alliance) located in Waukegan, IL.  Earlier in the year I spoke with Arshia Ali-Khan, Director, Business Development & Marketing at UMMA Center, about sponsoring one of their fundraisers. She told me more about the ... Read More »