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SOUPS

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This Spring started out rainy, then became the season I hoped it would be- beautiful fresh air throughout the day without a cloud in...
Chicken Soup Recipe | My Halal Kitchen

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is arguably a winter necessity because the flu is hitting a lot of people hard right now. On the local news...

Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup

These cold fall days seem darker, windier, and overall just more like winter than fall. A good soup always makes me feel warm inside and warms...

Sweet Potato Soup

Why is it that sweet potatoes only get love during Thanksgiving around here? They're such a healthy food to incorporate into one's diet and...

Pumpkin Saffron Soup

'Tis the season for lots and lots of pumpkins everywhere...and I definitely can't bear to see them going to waste any time soon. So,...

PIZZA RECIPES

Tandoori Spiced Chicken Pizza

Two of my favorite things and my favorite flavors combined to make this recipe we've been enjoying a lot this Ramadan- pizza and Tandoori...

STEWS

Thai Beef Curry

This recipe comes from Derya Singhsumalee, a former teacher colleague of mine who is such a fun and interesting person.  She is very well-traveled, is...

Italian Lamb Stew

'Eid Mubarak to you and your families! May all your fasts and prayers be accepted.  We've fasted the month of Ramadan and now it's time to...

Lamb Stew with Pumpkin, Plantain, Sweet Potato and Chickpeas

When we look through recipes online or in magazines, what really prompts us to go out of our way to make a list and head...

Moroccan Goat Stew

Have you ever tried goat meat?  If you've seen them in real life, they're not as meaty as those furry and cuddly lambs we...
Beef Stew Recipe | My Halal Kitchen

Slow Cooker Beef Stew: My Family Recipe for the Ultimate Comfort Food

I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we...

PASTA DISHES

Stuffed Tortellini Recipe Gets a Halal Substitute

Today I learned more about a renowned food writer, Marcella Hazan, than I had known before.  She appeared today on the Martha Stewart Show preparing...

MEDITERRANEAN

Suzme: Strained Turkish Yogurt

  I get a lot of questions daily asking me for recommendations on what people should try when they come to Turkey for a visit....

Summer White Bean and Tomato Salad

I’ve been making several dishes this week with white navy beans (“kuru fasulye” in Turkish, which actually translates to haricot beans in English). This...

Aegean Lentil Pasta

As many of you readers of my blog and followers on social media know already, I've been in Turkey for several months exploring the...

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