Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
I never used to proclaim a favorite season, mainly because  to me, all seasons without extreme temperatures are beautiful in and of themselves. Each one has something special about it and something I attach to it, whether it's food,...
A day in the life of recipe testing goes a lot like this: Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables  -shop for fresh ingredients and bring them home to sort out -wash and dry fresh herbs and produce -chop everything -get out the camera, notebook and...
How to cut avocado

How to Cut an Avocado

Have you ever really just wondered if there was a super quick and mess-free way to dig into an avocado, particularly the part where you grab the seed out with a knife like all the really cool chefs do...
Mission Fig Jam | My Halal Kitchen

Mission Fig Jam

Fig season is one of my favorite times of year. It reminds me that the Fall season is soon on its way, that the intensity of the summer heat is over {usually} and it's almost time to wrap myself...
Ramadan + summer= a great time for fresh and delicious fruit salads. Believe it or not, there is a way to make fruits salads even better, particularly when they're part of the Iftar (breaking of the fast) part of...
Buffalo Wings | My Halal Kitchen

Buffalo Wings

One of my favorite summertime recipes is for Buffalo Wings. The first time I ever had them was way back in college- it was the late night food of choice with friends- we didn't have a care in the...
It's summer. It's Ramadan. Do you blame me for craving a burger?  Hopefully not, because maybe you are, too. Chances are there's plenty of people grilling the summer away as much as possible, since that's usually the most popular...
The season in between spring and summer is the time to make the best use of delicious veggies- spinach, baby zucchini, fingerling potatoes, and white button mushrooms. Fortunately for us, they all go so well together in flavor profiles, too....
On a recent trip to our local butcher, I inquired about the homemade merguez they always used to have on hand. He said they weren't making any more of it because folks weren't buying much of it, for some reason. I always thought...
Considering the beautiful weather we've been having lately (strange, isn't it?), this recipe for Turkey Burgers with Feta is a lovely and light way to get the grill fired up and ease into the upcoming Spring. Typically, this is my...

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