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Join the 2017 #MyYearofWellness

It’s no doubt that 2016 has been a year of challenges in a way that’s so different than what many of us have ever faced.  People around the world have been vociferous about those challenges we’re facing as an ever-increasing globally-connected (and divided) community. Watching tv and checking social media are increasingly fear and anxiety-inducing activities rather than informative ones, which whether ...

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Facebook Live Chat Series: What’s Really In Our Food?

I’m really getting used to this Facebook Live thing! I love how many of you have been adding comments and feedback to join in the discussion on “What’s Really in Our Food?”. It’s a five-part series where I’ll be discussing the nuances of food labels, insight into the processing of food and food industry ingredients and how food is marketed to ...

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Get a Signed Copy of My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, Lifestyle Inspiration

I love meeting new people, especially when it means talking about food and why we eat what we do, which is why I wrote my new cookbook. Unfortunately, I can’t meet everyone in person (although I’d absolutely love to) and because so many have asked me to sign their copy of My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, Lifestyle Inspiration, I ...

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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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