Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei

Spring Greens Soup

Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups...
I had no idea what a hit these pita rolls would be. They seemed so easy to make and with such a familiar taste to them, I didn't even think they would be very interesting to other people. When...
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...
You may have already heard about Saffron Road's new vegetarian entrees, which are making quite a buzz on places like Facebook and Twitter. Vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten-free are raving about the flavors and quality of these products,...

Chorizo and Eggs

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 of the reasons this soup is so delicious is because it creates a rich chicken broth as it cooks. Use a whole, cut up chicken with all its bones and skin to get the most flavor and nutrition...

Superbowl Foods

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...
I absolutely love Mexican food.  Having lived and studied in Mexico during my college days and since traveled to both the Yucatan Peninsula and the Jalisco area since those times, I've really experienced a great variety of Mexican cuisine. Each...
I went out to my balcony garden and found the swiss chard growing towards the sky, big and strong. It was so pretty to look at, but at some point I had to realize that I grew it for...

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