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Apple Picking with the Kiddos

By Kiran Ansari “Why can’t we just buy apples from Meijer?” asked my teenager when I suggested we go apple picking last weekend. “It’s 2016 mom, we don’t need to pick fruit. We can order anything online and have it delivered to our doorstep.” That is exactly why we needed to take our brood apple … Read more

Winter Salad with Cranberries | My Halal Kitchen

Winter Salad with Cranberries & Nuts

You might not think of salads as a winter time food, but actually this is one of my favorite times of year to enjoy them.

Fall Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

Citrus is at its best in the winter, though it’s obviously not growing up here in the Midwest; it’s coming from wonderful groves in Florida, Arizona and California.  You can find fragrant meyer lemons, oranges and grapefruits (ruby red are my favorite) right now in most grocery stores or online and grate their peels to dry them for later use or use the fresh zest on top of salads, soups, rice and more (think ice cream, puddings, cakes, etc.)- the list goes on. 

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Acorn Squash & Apple Soup

Would you ever put apples into a soup?

squash soup final version

Necessity and hunger make for very imaginative recipes, in my opinion.  Or, if you’re anything like me, you hate to waste food and need to figure a way to clean out the fridge before even thinking of another trip to the grocery store. 

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