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Pastry Chef Rubina Hafeez and Gür Sweets Halal Bakery [Now CLOSED]

UPDATE: This bakery is unfortunately no longer open. The story itself is still quite interesting so I’ve decided to leave it up on the site. When I found out there was a halal bakery in town, I honestly couldn’t believe it.  It was the first time anyone had ever mentioned anything like it, particularly right in our own backyard. I couldn’t ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Sadaf Syed, Author of ICover | My Halal Kitchen photos

Cooking with Sadaf Syed of iCOVER: A Day in the Life of a Muslim-American COVERed Girl

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting with the very lovely, down-to-earth and talented young photographer, Sadaf Syed, a Chicago-based woman who literally wrote the book on how Muslim women in America wear the hijab (head covering). I sat down for coffee then later made no-cook appetizers with her and her kids to talk about the beautiful photodocumentary she ...

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