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The Mad Mamluks Podcast Interview

Recently I was interviewed to be on the fairly new podcast called The Mad Mamluks. It was a really fun time being asked a lot of food related questions by the three talented and animated brothers who started it and produce it: Amir Saeed, a scholar of Shariah from Al-Azhar University; Syed Imran Muneer (aka: SIM), an IT … Read more

Giveaway of Modern Spice by Monica Bhide | My Halal Kitchen

A Conversation with Monica Bhide, Author of the Modern Spice Cookbook

If you don’t know who Monica Bhide is, perhaps you’re not reading enough books, magazines or essays about food because this woman is everywhere. She’s a Virginia-based food writer who writes beautifully about how our lives, cultures and emotions are influenced by food.  She has written books, has an iSpice app every cook can use and recently launched a line of spiced chocolates that sold out in a few short days.  She’s also a writing coach, mentor and speaker who helps people carve out a career in the food writing world.

Monica Bhide | My Halal Kitchen Interview

I told you she was everywhere…

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Vegan Slow Cooker & Interview of Kathy Hester | My Halal Kitchen

An Interview with Kathy Hester and the Vegan Slow Cooker Giveaway

 I love cookbooks that offer interesting ways to cook familiar recipes while addressing the need to put healthy meals on the table despite our hectic lives as well as the need for economical ingredients that stretch to feed the whole family. What an added bonus it is to have a book that also offers hearty recipes without the meat for those days we want to skip it, or simply to try something a little different than what we’re used to.  That’s why I love The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook by Kathy Hester. 

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Sweet Pillar & Co.’s Nadia Hubbi Gives Us Her Story and Some Ramadan Chocolate

Everyone who knows me also knows that I love chocolate— as many women do. I’m not, however, a lover of all chocolate. In fact, I’m not a fan of chocolate companies who fool consumers into thinking they’re getting real chocolate when in fact they’re getting a hefty dose of things like high fructose corn syrup or unhealthy fats and oils added to it to make it cheaper and just higher quantities of it.

It takes people who respect the pastry arts and the consumer to really put out a high quality dessert that is special and beautiful at the same time. I like that about Nadia Hubbi, founder of Sweet Pillar & Co., a California-based company selling chocolate covered dates and traditional ma’amoul cookies artfully crafted in the same way her Syrian grandmother used to make them.

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Meet Halal Advocates

If you’re interested at all in the world of halal certification, or simply finding out how the foods we eat are given the halal seal of approval, there are several organizations in the United States one can research to find out more about the process by which it is done. Organizations such as IFANCA and … Read more

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