Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
I'm in love with Fall harvest cooking. Being a Midwesterner for most of my life has given me the great joy of cooking with the most delicious produce harvested at the end of summer and beginning of the majestic...
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...
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....
Those of you who follow me on social media probably know that I recently attended Halal Fest in Fremont, California and was there to give a culinary demo with Mountain High Yoghurt. I am excited to partner with Mountain...
This is a sponsored recipe post by the Zabiha Halal brand. They provide halal-certified products mentioned in this post.  After three full weeks of fasting, napping, eating, praying, and eating some more, as well as being up all night, so...

Beef Tacos

For those of you who know me as a home cook or who follow my Instagram page of cooking and recipes and food interests in general, you probably know I love a good taco. I think it's one of the...
I absolutely loved doing the Facebook Live talks about What's Really in Our Food, although it was a while ago it's been heavily on my mind as a topic of utmost importance and in line with things that interest...

Sweet Potato Soup

Why is it that sweet potatoes only get love during Thanksgiving around here? They're such a healthy food to incorporate into one's diet and you can make so much more with them than just candied sweet potatoes as a...
My friend and halal industry colleague Sue Labadi and I often mull over the topic of standards in halal as it relates to the future of the halal economy. We talk about everything from what's in our food to how far certification processes...

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