Each Spring I wait with anticipation to make my favorite lamb dishes. I'm not sure why I don't crave it as much in the Winter season, but I think it has to do with the perfect pairing lamb makes...
Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups for Iftar (meal that breaks the fast). The main reason for that was not only the...
It's been a hot, steamy summer around Chicago- lots of rain, lots of heat. If you wouldn't know it, you might think we're sitting in the middle of the tropics. And that's what makes me think of drinks with...
This Ramadan I've chosen to make a bunch of Latin dishes, mainly because of the hot, steamy weather we've been experiencing here in Chicago. It's ironically not dissimilar to the weather in the Caribbean when it rains for 30...
The last ten days of Ramadan are upon us and it's a special time for Muslims to really try as hard as possible to dedicate a good amount of time (especially in the night hours) to prayer, spiritual reflection,...
My friends and I decided to get together for an Iftar (breaking of the fast dinner). We thought having a theme would be a great way to focus on the food, as well as make it easier to come...
I love to use leftovers at any meal, and suhoor (the pre-dawn meal eaten before a day of fasting) is no different. I also like a simple, uncomplicated yet versatile meal that will fill us up with good nutrition to...
It sure is hot. Humid, too. I've found the perfect way to cool off without ever having to get out of the house by making my own fruit coolers. Another thing you can do is to dip the rim of...
Everyone is talking about this year’s daily fasts in Ramadan being so long because sunset (the time when the fast is broken) will come a little after 8pm here in Chicago. It’s also a hot summer season. Very hot. Fasting...
Contrary to what might be popular belief, not every Muslim family is a large one. There are people all over the world, especially in the U.S. who live far away from extended family whether overseas or across the country....

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