I was a Spanish and English Language and Literature teacher for nearly 10 years before recently deciding to pursue food writing and the teaching the culinary arts within a halal context on a full-time basis. I’m passionate about wholesome food, nutrition, gardening, and learning about fascinating culinary traditions of people all over the globe. I love real food and am concerned about the current state of our food industry and other factors that jeopardize our food freedom and fair and equal access to healthy food for all. It helps that I love to cook and the kitchen and garden are my favorite parts of the house- I could literally cook and discuss food topics all day long.
I live in Chicago with my husband who also has a similar ethnic background. Together we frequently scope out ways to eat the same kinds of food we were raised on, as long as that food is halal, raised humanely, and grown without poisonous toxins and chemicals. Unfortunately, that’s not always an easy thing to do. We try our best–and whenever I find ways to do that, I have to share it with my readers.