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....
I'm a huge fan of a hearty bowl of soup. I love to select, chop and see the change in texture of fresh, seasonal vegetables as I take them from market to my favorite Dutch oven. I love the...
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a sort of lazy cook recently. With a super busy schedule of writing, cooking classes, publishing my Clean Your Kitchen Green book and spending quality time with family, there isn’t...
This morning I had the great honor of being able to show young junior high students at a local school how to prepare a fun and healthy after-school snack that they can prepare for themselves without ever having to turn...
Tomatoes may not be summer-ready here in the Midwest, but there's no shortage of beautiful ones in the grocery store, perhaps coming in from California. I picked up some beautiful Roma variety, ripening them on the counter for several days before...
  Homemade Pizza. It's by far my #1 favorite food. Anything with cheese. Anything with bread. When you combine the two, you have my undivided attention. I grew up on my Sicilian grandmother's homemade pizza. With homemade sauce. She would make pizza on the...
I'm not the biggest football fan in the world. Actually, I really don't understand the rules of the game. I know what a touchdown and a field goal is, but that's about it. All the other things the players...
If you've already got egg salad on hand, this is a super quick appetizer to prepare. If not, here's my recipe for a healthy and quick egg salad to get you started. This appetizer came about on a day when I...
Once you've got a great recipe for egg salad, there's so much you can do with it: serve it up in a sandwich or parcel it out for appetizers. Either way, I really love the versatility of this dish...
It's amazing to think that a vegetable such as the butternut squash, so hard on the outside, can actually be broken into and puréed down to something as fine as a soup. subhanallah. Choose those with firm exteriors and...

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