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Hearty Chicken and Zucchini Soup

What should you do with all of those wonderful summer zucchini squash you've got from the local farmers market or your family's backyard garden?...

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...

Red Lentil and Carrot Soup

Those of you who've been reading my recipes for a while probably already know that I'm a total soup lover and a lover of...

Molokhia

It's a wonder I haven't posted this recipe earlier. I've been making it for many years and it's considered on of our favorite healthy...

Acorn Squash & Apple Soup

Would you ever put apples into a soup? Necessity and hunger make for very imaginative recipes, in my opinion.  Or, if you're anything like me, you hate...

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

Chicken Bouillabaisse

Those of you who know me well enough know that my favorite cooking mentor is Julia Child--and it's not because of the book or movie, Julie...

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...

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...

PASTA DISHES

Penne Pasta with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

One of the best things about large squash such as pumpkin is that since they have a long shelf life, you can decorate your...

MEDITERRANEAN

Turkish Style Summer Bean & Tomato Salad

One of my neighbors passed on some of their long garden green beans to me, which I relish so much- anything from home gardens,...

Easy Oven-Roasted Baby Potatoes

I promise you this is a super easy side dish for any night of the week or any morning when you have some time...

The Easiest No-Cook Cheese to Make During a Quarantine

I expect to be indoors for about a month, although it could be a much longer time than that. Before going stir crazy, I...

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