Who doesn't need to save extra time in the morning for Suhoor or breakfast on any regular day? Precious minutes add up quickly, so one of the easiest things you can do is prepare scrambled eggs the night before. To...
There are so many delicious recipes coming out of the North African country of Morocco and when I was there in the mid 90's, I wasn't able to try it because I was there for only a few short...
If you've never tasted keema, or that wonderfully spiced Indian-style ground beef, you're totally missing out on some great flavor. Surely every family makes it a little different- even I have a few different versions, but for samosas I...
I'm probably not the only one whose favorite time of the day in Ramadan is the time when we break our fast. It's not because it's actually time to eat; it's because the sweetness of that first bite or...
If you live anywhere in California or nearby, you've probably heard of date milkshakes and the pretty well-known stands at farms and orchards who sell them. I have lived in California, driven through it many times from all different...
Our latest guest post is by Nadia Hubbi, Founder & CEO of Sweet Pillar & Co. Her chocolate-covered dates captured me so much that I asked her to tell us all about how to find the perfect one for...
Most of us who venture into the world of Indian cooking (outside of India) are introduced to the spice turmeric in its bright yellow ground form as opposed to the fresh form which looks so similar to fresh ginger.  Turmeric gives a beautiful color to rice and meats...
Meat can be one of the tastiest foods on the planet, or the most dangerous, depending upon how it reaches you. Many halal meat markets don’t have a ‘sell-by’ date on the packaging for red meats so it’s basically a...
I went out to my balcony garden and found the swiss chard growing towards the sky, big and strong. It was so pretty to look at, but at some point I had to realize that I grew it for...
I get a lot of questions from readers asking whether or not a product or ingredient is halal. I don't claim to be a scholar of the fiqh of food or to make any proclamations about whether something is...

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