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...
I love really good, authentic Chinese food- don't you? As with all restaurants that aren't committed to serving halal dishes, if you dine at one you'll have to ask a zillion questions about the ingredients to find out if...
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...

Thai Beef Curry Stew

This recipe comes from Derya Singhsumalee, a former teacher colleague of mine who is such a fun and interesting person.  She is very well-traveled, is of Turkish ethnicity and married to a man from a Thai Muslim family. In the...

Egg Drop Soup

If you like restaurant-style Chinese Egg Drop Soup, just know that you don't have to go out to have it- it's so super easy and quick to make that you don't even have to stress much over making it....
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,...

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