Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei

Sweet & Sour Beef

I don't make Asian food that often at home, but I really do love it. I recently had a real craving for sweet and sour something- whether it be seafood, beef or chicken. Many of the recipes I found used...
 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...
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...
Since we've moved into our house and begun construction, it's the simple things in life that have kind of gone straight out the window- like an organized closet, knowing where all my cooking spices are, and the luxury (because...
Every now and again, I forget that I can go out and get an amazing cut of halal meat to bring home and make a great steak. In fact, it wasn't too long ago that I basically put it...
I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we could all use a lot of comforting, whether it's through the gathering together of a...
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....
It's summer. It's Ramadan. Do you blame me for craving a burger?  Hopefully not, because maybe you are, too. Chances are there's plenty of people grilling the summer away as much as possible, since that's usually the most popular...
I've been told for years that haleem, the puréed meat and grains dish with South Asian flavors,  is a favorite Iftar dish for so many Muslims observing the Ramadan fast.  Though not a common way of eating meat American-style,...
Have you ever tried goat meat?  If you've seen them in real life, they're not as meaty as those furry and cuddly lambs we all love to pet, though they're cute and gentle creatures created for traversing rocky terrain...

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