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  1. Informative blog, exactly what I was looking for.

  2. Hi there, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this blog post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

  3. Hi to everybody, it’s my first visit to this blog; this blog includes awesome and excellent information designed for readers. Thanks!

  4. Hiii, plz is there any substitute for Dry Sherry or Sherry ? Thank you

  5. Aoa

    Can you please tell us the substitute for Dijon mustard as it contains white wine?


    • Ya would like to know the answer to substitute of white wine when making dijon mustard! Do reply to this thread please thanks a bunch!

  6. Do you have any substitute for red wine?

    • I have found that using tamarind paste mixed with water, is an excellent substitution for red wine when making thiings like stews and sauces. It adds a rich, tart flavor that is very similar to red wine.

  7. Perfect … keep it up

  8. I just have a question, do all vanilla extracts in grocery stores have alcohol?

    • @Anoud- no, not all. Actually most of the synthetic products do not contain alcohol. I personally try to avoid those because I prefer something natural AND without the alcohol.

    • Be wary of all those imitation vanillas. Some are from wood, but others (worse) are derived from beavers! I use a small concentrate from India that has a vegetarian symbol and “Free from alcohol” label. Best is vanilla bean/powder/paste. Aside from vanilla, Bickford has a lot of good extracts free from animal/alcohol. Their almond is amazing!

  9. fabulous! this is so useful! i love it.

  10. Peace Be Upon You. Alhamdulillah for sharing us with a useful info of halal recipes. May I know what kind of most dishes are you recommending in this blog. I am a Thai-Muslim and have a few knowledge about foods and cooking but honestly I am interested in learning to cook general local dishes. I can only cook some of simple menu and especially keen to learn how to cook an Italian foods, Meditoreninan meals and European foods. In addition, most of ingredients demonstrated here are hardly found here in Thailand, the humid and rainy country zone. Any suggesstions?

    Thank you for ur kind advice. May Allah reward u in return.

    Mohd.Sukree, soutern unrest zone of Thailand

  11. Is beef gelatin halal?

    • @Nayyer- Technically yes, beef is a halal animal so beef gelatin shouldn’t necessarily be an issue, however, I prefer to only have beef gelatin (or a product with it) if the animal has also been raised and processed (i.e. slaughtered) according to the humane practices in accordance with Islamic standards. In other words, that the beef is “dhabiha” or “dhabiha halal”.

      • Any bovine gelatine is not halaah. we use only the non bovine gelatine unless specified on the container that the product is halaal. we must be careful as the gelatine can actually be made from the pig. so in such cases i use china grass which is the better option.

  12. mary sue spilios

    If you use wine or any product containing alcohol, just boil the product and the alcohol will evaporate leaving behind only the flavor. You can also take wine or any product containing alcohol, put in a pan, boil on stove for 10 to 20 minutes and the alcohol will evaporate, leaving behind only the flavor, pour condensed liquid into a small bottle and add what is needed to whatever you are cooking when needed for its flavor This condensed now alcohol free flavour liquid is great to mix with oil in cold salads as a salad dressing.

    We always kept a bottle of condensed whiskey ready for use in a mixed drink for guests who had too much to drink and used it for their drinks when they already had too much to drink. They couldn’t tell the difference and it as safer for them when they drove the car if I couldn’t find someone to drive them who didn’t drink. I don’t drink but cook with wines, red wine for red meat and white wine for white meat. White wine can be used for fish but I prefer lemon juice.

    Saffron is expensive and one can use half and half of paprika and turmeric as a substitute, mix in spice jar and use as you would saffron, I sometimes will add a small amount of real saffron to the spice jar.

    • Hi Mary Sue,

      Alcohol does not completely evaporate in cooking. I’ll be talking about that in more depth soon on the blog and elsewhere, but in the meantime you can look at the US Dept. of Agriculture’s website as they have more info. on the scientific data to support this.

  13. Salam aleikum. I have a question about rum bakery emulsion. Is it halal??? If not what is the substitute for rum

  14. From the list above does it mean we can use any emulsion for substitute any extract for baking? And my other question is can we use the emulsion for making milkshake or homemade ice cream?

  15. Assalamualaikum Sis

    Can you tell me what is the best substitute for any kind of wine (eg. 100ml of red wine) in baking.

    Thank you & Syukran.


  16. Salam. I have seen on some flights (e.g Qantas) that flies muslims offer food in-flight with white wine. I had been told by the crew that it is halal but i have also noticed other alcoholic drinks being served on flights from Australia to other places. I find it doubtful so would appreciate if there would be any kind of clarifications here, insha allah.

    • Wsalaam- hmmm…it doesn’t sound likely that ‘white wine’ would be halal unless they’re use a non-alcoholic substitute that they’re not telling you about and simply using that name. I have not flown with that specific airline so I don’t know but I just might inquire about that. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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