I was asked to contribute to a site that has a great concept: ProductiveMuslim.com. It exists to encourage Muslims to be productive in all aspects of life, although I think anyone can benefit from the tips posted onto the site...
I've wanted to share this recipe for a long time, and I'm not sure what took me so long other than the fact that this tea is usually made when I feel a sickness coming on, like a cold...
This video is my third in a series of YouTube discussions about what halal means and how that affects what we put into our bodies. In this audio presentation, I discuss various issues pertaining to breads and doughs that...
One thing I've learned about taking the bitterness out of an eggplant is to salt it generously. If you can, place a heavy pan on top of it to help the eggplants "sweat" a bit. After about 15 minutes,...
While a health movement has swept the nation, inspiring people to eat organic products and cook with “pure” ingredients, high quality food is still extremely expensive. Even cooking easy meals with organic ingredients is costly and going to a...
Acorn Squash and Spaghetti Squash have smaller seeds than the larger butternut squash and the more popular orange pumkins associated with this time of year. I love acorn squash seeds because the tiny and soft inner green seed is very...
Everyone wants snacks, even without celebration days, right?  I'm not a big snacker on a daily basis, but I do like them when I'm at a party, mainly when it takes a little extra time to wait for the...
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...
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...
It's been several weeks since I’ve returned from New York City and the Martha Stewart Pie Show. I still feel elated by just being there, as it was truly one of the most exciting things a foodie like myself could ever be...

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