I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified...
Every family has a favorite party dish, regardless of cultural background or ethnic makeup or religious observance. I happen to think that every special occasion in my family should contain a very large pasta dish of some sort: lasagna,...
One of the things I've been enjoying most about the summer has truly been all the Ramadan prep recipes I've been able to share throughout my cookbook tour, via Instagram and now on the website. It's amazing how much...
When I went to Irvine, CA last April for Sameer's Eats Halal Food Tour, Lime Chicken Tacos was one of the recipes on the menu that I demonstrated. I made a quick tomatillo salsa (salsa verde) to go with it. Sameer got a try and so...
I don't know about you, but my time in the kitchen just keeps on getting shorter and shorter and my patience level for long, drawn out dishes and cooking is sort of unmentionable these days. I want fast, but delicious...
If there's one thing I'll take on Superbowl Sunday, it's the fun of planning and executing the game-day menu. I'm not a fan of football, though. I don't really know the rules of the game, despite being a cheerleader...
Party season is well underway, whether you get into it or not. People are off work and ready to gather with family and friends to enjoy some great food. And almost everyone laments eating all that rich food and...
If you're having a party this 'Eid (or any time), you'll definitely want to make your own pita chips instead of buying them- they're that easy {and quick} to make and are hearty enough to scoop up hummus or...
The last article I posted was about how to put together and decorate a beautiful 'Eid appetizer table and I hope you were inspired by the tips and ideas for serving ware and the quick and easy foods you...
Finger foods aren't just for parties. When it's really hot outside, I don't like to get too complicated in the kitchen. When it's cold outside, I like comfort food. Bread and cheese fit in both of these categories, so here...

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