America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving.  I know...it's loaded with historic context that makes it controversial and I know it's not an Islamic holiday. I also know that some people just want...
Recently I posted a series of photos on Instagram when I was beginning to make almond milk from scratch at home.  The last couple of times I tried store-bought almond milk (many years ago and then again recently), I was...
While parfaits are often seen on dessert tables, the use of pumpkin is hardly ever a staple found inside- at least not from what I've seen. But as I'm trying to incorporate many, many more plant-based produce into my...
Lately I've been craving Asian food, or at least Asian-inspired dishes. I think it happens when my body is really lacking in certain nutrients and it craves a ton of the same vitamins and minerals that you can get...
My favorite season of the year is Fall/Autumn. I look forward to wearing cozy sweaters, sitting around a fire outside and taking walks in nature to appreciate the changing leaves and brisk, cool weather. I also look forward to...
Eid ul Adha is around the corner again! Where did the time go? Wasn't it just Ramadan, then Eid ul Fitr? Wow, time has flown and out the window goes my patience for difficult, fussy recipes for entertaining during holidays...
It's back to school time for kids and I know that parents all over are looking for healthy, quick and easy ways to put something in their lunch boxes (and maybe even their own) and for good afternoon snacks, too....
Since I've never been to Cuba, how could I really say what a Cuban sandwich is like? It's because I feel like I sorta traveled there by way of south Florida when I was young girl. My dad us...
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...
This is a sponsored recipe post by the Zabiha Halal brand. They provide halal-certified products mentioned in this post.          Paillard is a French culinary term thinly sliced or pounded meat, which is easier to cook and has quicker cooking times as...

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