Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
Every year, twice a year we have an Eid, a celebration that proceeds great sacrifices. Eid ul Fitr celebrates the completion of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. What a great reward for sacrificing all food and drink (and...
 A few years ago when I catered my sister in law's wedding rehearsal dinner, I discovered this type of lamb cut to be an essential part of entertaining on a grand scale. This leg of lamb doesn't look too...
I know some people are particular are about leftovers and prefer only freshly-made food, but let's get a reality check. That doesn't work for most people who need to get back to work and get on with everyday life...

Saffron Mousse

This Indian dessert recipe is brought to us by food blogger Lubna Karim, based in Bangalore, India where she shares her love of family meals and traditions. This recipe is one she makes in particular for 'Eid ul Adha,...
I'm really thrilled to bring you the next 'Eid ul Adha recipe from Christine (Amina) Benlafquih, a journalist, wife and mother living in Morocco since 2000 who writes everything you want to know about Moroccan food at About.com. She has so...
I love entertaining during the holidays more than any other time of year. It gives me the opportunity to do what I love most: make healthy gourmet meals for the people I care about most and to show gratitude...
by Raana Smith My Eid-al-Adha 2012 checklist:  Decorations: check Gifts: check New clothes: check Eid menu: check Pre-prayer snack: not needed Prepare refrigerator and freezer for meat:  by October 27 Distribute meat: October 27-29. Silver Envelope Goods Going through my checklists, I recall a time when I didn’t have...
It's so hard to believe the month of Ramadan is nearly over, which is a bit sad for us because we love it so much. It's such a time of being scheduled and focused and distraction-free. However bittersweet the...
Nadia Hubbi of Sweet Pillar & Co. gives us her take on how two of the healthiest and most traditional nuts of the Middle East stack up in food history, health benefits and culinary use. It's an interesting look...
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...

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