Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
Here in the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping extravaganzas are both over. The big whole turkey meal and turkey leftovers are gone for most people and perhaps the mere thought of  anything made with it like...
Since we've moved into our house and begun construction, it's the simple things in life that have kind of gone straight out the window- like an organized closet, knowing where all my cooking spices are, and the luxury (because...
If you're anything like me and sometimes just really get a craving for hot and spicy Thai food, or any type of Asian food but don't have the time or energy to go out shopping for ingredients you don't...
Unless you have an amazing Asian store nearby that sells fresh ingredients from the East, it’s pretty hard to find things like lemongrass, real coconut and interesting chili peppers to cook with, unfortunate because when combined they make for...
French green beans are one of my favorite side dishes. They're light, go well with most foods and make me feel content that I'm getting a healthy vegetable on my plate. I usually make them Italian style with garlic,...
I recently had the great pleasure of meeting with the very lovely, down-to-earth and talented young photographer, Sadaf Syed, a Chicago-based woman who literally wrote the book on how Muslim women in America wear the hijab (head covering). I...
This recipe is unbelievably simple and there's absolutely no cooking involved- a perfect crowd pleaser for these hot summer days. Use the freshest ingredients, including oranges and limes, instead of juices or concentrates which really makes a difference in the resulting...

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