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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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MHK Markets Landing Page

MHK Markets Launching Soon!

We are so excited to announce our new e-commerce platform called My Halal Markets, featuring a vendor-run platform showcasing artisanal, edible, hand-crafted, and homemade products that offer the best the halal and natural products market has to offer. Be the first to know when it goes live by signing up for updates in our newsletter or checking back at www.mhkmarkets.com where the MHK Market ...

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

Cookbook Review: The Gaza Kitchen

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 ...

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

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 ...

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