holidaysThere are so many benefits to fasting in Ramadan, much of which becomes a benefit to the individual, such as gaining a deep empathy for those with less than ourselves. The first thing that comes to mind is food-...
While fasting the month of Ramadan has a deeper purpose, in my world of nutrition, it has become a fashionable term with hopeful, yet questionable, merits. In research, ‘fasting’ means a variety of different things: fasting on alternating days,...
This Ramadan I've chosen to make a bunch of Latin dishes, mainly because of the hot, steamy weather we've been experiencing here in Chicago. It's ironically not dissimilar to the weather in the Caribbean when it rains for 30...
I asked Creative Designer Kung Pik Liu over at Sakina Design to share something special with us this Ramadan to make our homes feel festive, bright and beautiful. To that end, she has indeed come up with a craft...
If you came up with a list of the most essential ingredients to have on hand during Ramadan, what would they be?  Year after year, I seem to return to the most basic things that are versatile and healthy,...
I recently wrote an article for Costco Connection UK Magazine's For Your Table section about dates, which was published earlier this month, just in time for Ramadan. If you have access to the magazine, please give it a read;...
Jontie and Pik of Sakina Design are some of the most creative people I know, turning basic ideas into the most beautiful visuals I've ever seen mash'Allah. I can attest to this in their latest project, the Sakina Gift Guide.  In...
This is a sponsored recipe post by the Zabiha Halal brand. They provide halal-certified products mentioned in this post.  The suhoor meal is such an important one to have because it can really make or break the experience you have...
Whether it's Eid or any other special occasion, it's a nice feeling to have a beautiful table setting for your guests. It's even nicer to not have to spend too much time or money to do just that. Here...
One of the easiest things  you can do to a salad to spruce it up is to add something surprisingly sweet. I love chopped dates in my salads, especially around the end of summer and early fall when things like pears...

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