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IFANCA Halal & Healthy Workshop at American Islamic Association 2015

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Last month I presented a workshop in a series of similar presentations around Chicago sponsored by IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) where we visited the American Islamic Association located in Frankfort, IL. Working with Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, our presentation consisted of a little bit of food science about how tastes and flavors in food – ...

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Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

I love really good, authentic Chinese food- don’t you? As with all restaurants that aren’t committed to serving halal dishes, if you dine at one you’ll have to ask a zillion questions about the ingredients to find out if there are any questionable or clearly non-halal ingredients. If you only eat dhabiha (slaughtered according to Islamic requirements) meats and their ...

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup | My Halal Kitchen

It’s easy to enjoy the flavor of summer during our cold and blistery winter months, if you’ve jarred or preserved your own fresh tomatoes or have a favorite brand to buy. I love this recipe for creamy tomato soup because it reminds me of summer without worrying about having to use a fresh seasonal product.  Although it is creamy, I ...

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How to Make Gravy

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Making gravy is sometimes an intimidating  task, but it doesn’t have to be! In fact, once you try it out and practice a few times, it’s super rewarding to know that you don’t have to rely on any type of packet to make it.  These are the main store-bought ingredients I use: unbleached flour, chicken broth, spiced cider, salt and pepper. ...

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Crunchy Party Mix

Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpea Snack Mix

I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified products. This snack mix, which is great fpr parties, is just one of four I’ll be making and our audience tasting ...

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