Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
At this time of year, everyone talks about New Year's resolutions. To top the list, it's usually about getting fit and eating healthier. I think soups are one of the best kinds of dishes you can make at home...
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...

Spring Greens Soup

Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups...

Cream of Vegetable Soup

I'm such a soup fan that I could eat it for lunch and dinner as a meal, especially when it's creamy. With some rustic bread on the side, many soups can be quite filling and are a great way...
I've always been interested in Mediterranean soups that are really quite different from soups here, you know the ones that have a bit of a sour taste. I've found the recipes in my Greek and Turkish cookbooks at home but only...
Ever since Ramadan, I've been in the habit of making soups with whatever is growing and seasonal. Last year I grew potatoes in pots and it was going great until the potatoes really began to grow underneath (the greens...
This Spring started out rainy, then became the season I hoped it would be- beautiful fresh air throughout the day without a cloud in the skies, dew drops on the leaves in the morning, songbirds singing cheerfully, and new...
 I've recently been under the weather- feeling really sick, and having no energy to do much let alone cook. I know that chicken soup is the best thing for me when I'm sick, but this time I couldn't even stomach the thought of...

Creamy Tomato Soup

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...

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, if you don't quite have the time to make baked desserts like pumpkin pies or...

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