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Baked Phyllo Shells with Scrambled Eggs: An Easy Suhoor

What an easy recipe for suhoor (pre-dawn meal before fasting) for your family or for large gatherings such as a qiyam-al-layl (staying up all night for prayer). You can make the phyllo shells the day before and they’ll be just fine to fill them in with the freshly cooked scrambled eggs. For a savory appetizer using … Read more

Halal Kitchen Demos at the ISNA Convention: All Four Recipes

The ISNA Convention is over and I’m still reflecting on the wonderful experience it was.  I’m simply amazed by the level of interest and excitment everyone had for My Halal Kitchen. We set up shop at the Crescent Foods and Halal Healthy booths to conduct four total cooking demonstrations and to promote the halal recipes on this site, as well as sell our custom embroidered aprons. We gave away our signature measuring spoons, MHK recipe cards and the recipes I developed for the grilled chicken samples.

I met so many wonderful, happy and friendly people who stopped by to say salaam and were intrigued by what we were cooking up. I guess that’s what happens around food! It was so much fun to see people mesmerized by the fresh herbs decorating our demo table. They wanted to smell the rosemary, touch the thyme, and study the marjoram they’d never seen fresh before. Needless to say, we now have hundreds more subscribers to the site, growing our online community of halal foodies right here at my halal kitchen! (Scroll down to get links to the recipes demonstrated at ISNA)

MHK Measuring Spoons: Tablespoon on one end; Teaspoon on the other


Grilled chicken recipes demonstrated at the Crescent Foods booth

Day 1: Mediterranean Spiced Grilled Chicken 

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Chicago French Market

When you live in a big city like I do, it doesn’t mean you always get a chance to see the touristy spots like visitors usually do. We are busy on weekends, working during the week and so most of the time the only real excuse we give ourselves to enjoy Chicago is when family … Read more

Chicken Pot Pie in Phyllo Dough

Many American kids like myself grew up eating chicken pot pies at some point during their childhood, whether homemade or store-bought and frozen. I used to love them because they smelled delicious, were very filling and simply reminiscent of simple comfort food.

I haven’t made chicken pot pies in years and recently have been craving this type of food, but I didn’t have pie crusts, the typical dough used,  at the time of my craving–but I did have phyllo dough. I thought, Why not give it a try? Phyllo is pretty durable and I just love how it tastes in my Spinach Borek.

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