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Wilton Icing Colors Giveaway & Why It’s Worth it To Contact Food Companies

Wilton Icing Colors MHK Blog Giveaway

I get a lot of questions from readers asking whether or not a product or ingredient is halal. I don’t claim to be a scholar of the fiqh of food or to make any proclamations about whether something is 100% halal (permissible) or haram (forbidden). I ask the experts and find out if a product is halal-certified, as  that is ... Read More »

French Onion Soup with a Halal Substitute for Red Wine

French Onion Soup final pic

Just as I’m a huge fan of many French dishes (particularly the peasant food from the south), I’ve also always loved the very classic French Onion Soup, or ”Soupe a l’Oignon”, as the French say it. My mom made it at home a couple times but we mostly enjoyed it at some of the great restaurants where I grew up eating out ... Read More »

A Fascinating Glimpse at the Crescent Foods Plant Tour

workers on production line

Growing up in small-town Ohio I had a lot of opportunities to see how things were made, whether they were apples into apple cider at the local orchard, fruits into jam at a small nearby farm or potatoes into potato chips at the area’s largest food factory, it was all part of the things kids did on a field trip ... Read More »

Win $35 of Midamar Halal Products- Perfect for an Eid Party & Beyond!

Our very last giveaway of Ramadan that takes us into thinking about Eid parties and gathering comes to us from Midamar Halal. They serve up some really tasty halal products like chicken, beef, and turkey but also some incredibly unique products within the halal market like sausages, award-winning beef strips and even halal beef pepperoni (hello, pizza time)! Midamar is ... Read More »

Patchi’s Chocolate Eid Giveaway

Patchi's Chocolate Eid Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

Okay, so by now you all know that Patchi has to be one of my most favorite chocolates in the whole wide world. Truly, it was love at first bite for me. Which is why I convince them to give away these beautiful bundles to you. I’m looking out for your chocolate interests, folks.   Well, the folks at Patchi don’t ... Read More »

IFANCA’s 15th Annual Halal Food Conference 2013

Halal United | IFANCA Halal Food Conference 2013

Last month I had the privilege of attending IFANCA’s 15th Annual Halal Food Conference 2013 right here in the Chicago suburbs, attended by business, industry and political leaders from around the globe. Who would have thought so many different kinds of people from such a huge variety of professions could be interested in the halal food and consumer goods market? ... Read More »

Agar-Agar: The Halal Alternative to Gelatin

agar agar flakes on plate

Agar Agar is a combination of sea-derived flakes that gels when combined with liquids, making it perfect for vegetarians and those concerned with eating halal since it’s an all-natural substitute for pork-derived gelatin and any other non-halal, non-dhabiha meat source of gelatin (which can also come from beef). Find each kind in health food stores, Asian stores, Indo-Pak stores and ... Read More »

Above and Beyond Halal: Saffron Road Raises American Consumer Expectations, Too

Over the past couple of years you may have noticed that I’ve really grown fond of certain products for one reason or another. I have criteria when determining which products to purchase for my family’s consumption and those I would serve to guests; those are the same criteria I set in deciding which to include in my presentations on healthy ... Read More »

“Food, Faith & Culture” on CBS is Now Online- and Take a Look At Our Day Spent Filming

CBS Food Faith and Culture | My Halal Kitchen

Many of you have already heard about the recent airing of the CBS program, “Food, Faith & Culture” of which I was honored to be included in as it highlighted the influence of faith and culture on food. The program, produced by Liz Kineke of CBS Religion & Culture, covered a kosher restaurant in Brooklyn that’s setting the standards for ... Read More »

Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking Ideas | My Halal Kitchen

With kids back to school and everyone seeming to be on more of a straightforward schedule, it also seems to make mealtime more structured, though perhaps there’s less time to get full meals on the table in between homework and sports schedules. I don’t have kids, but juggle a hectic work schedule and I’m the only one cooking {most of ... Read More »