The first time I ever had Keema (that wonderful Indian-spiced ground beef dish) was during one of my very first Suhoor (pre-dawn) meals with family friends. I was invited to spend the weekend with them in Chicago during Ramadan....
This is a quick weeknight meal if there ever was one. If you can't find halal ground turkey you can substitute with ground beef or chicken instead; alternatively- and if you're feeling adventurous- you can purchase the whole turkey...
When I saw Saffron Road’s new Tikka Masala sauce already made in their convenient new packets of simmer sauces, I knew I wanted to cook it with chicken but I also wanted to make something out of the norm,...
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...
When we look through recipes online or in magazines, what really prompts us to go out of our way to make a list and head out to the store with the intention of buying all the ingredients specifically for that recipe...
I don't normally set out to by lamb chops, but instead I wait for the Qurbani meat to come when there are so many included in the package.  It gives me something to look forward to and I know...
Muslims all over the world will soon be celebrating the ‘Eid ul Adha, or the celebration of sacrifice, commemorating the completion of the Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The ‘Eid ul Adha is one of two major celebrations...
I didn't intentionally set out to make pink pasta; it just happened as a result of my love affair with seasonal produce like swiss chard and beets, both of which were plentiful at the farmers market last weekend where I organized a Culinary...
It's been more than ten years since I've eaten chorizo, a type of Spanish sausage spiced with flavors like paprika which gives it an orange color. The reason I haven't had it in so many years is because it's mostly made with pork.
One Saturday morning last month I conducted a cooking class for the winners of an auction at the Stars for Hope event back in January of this year. The auction item they bid for and won was a basket...

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