My love of eating chicken wings began in college when I really got a taste of how wonderful they were- mild, hot and spicy and always with some sort of creamy dip and a side of fries. It's the...
One of the only 'restaurants' I ever go to is Chipotle. I've always loved how fresh their ingredients are, but never eat any of the meat because it's not dhabiha. I actually don't eat out very much anymore mainly because...
Salmon is one of the easiest types of fish to make on a regular basis. It's thick texture stays together nicely when cooking, so whether you're frying, grilling or baking it, it tends to stay together really well.  This...
Those of you who've been reading my recipes for a while probably already know that I'm a total soup lover and a lover of the Fall season. I love warm and cuddly sweaters, crisp and dry weather. A good...
On a recent trip to our local butcher, I inquired about the homemade merguez they always used to have on hand. He said they weren't making any more of it because folks weren't buying much of it, for some reason. I always thought...
I'm a huge fan of a hearty bowl of soup. I love to select, chop and see the change in texture of fresh, seasonal vegetables as I take them from market to my favorite Dutch oven. I love the...
This morning I had the great honor of being able to show young junior high students at a local school how to prepare a fun and healthy after-school snack that they can prepare for themselves without ever having to turn...
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving. It is by far my favorite foodie holiday. The food is always good and real and seasonal, at least that's the way I grew up experiencing...
This past Ramadan I got really used to drinking smoothies at iftar and sometimes even at suhoor.  Now here were are a couple of months out, and they are very much still on my radar, especially since I've frozen...
One of the things I really love doing is showing people how to make simple, all-natural recipes using truly wholesome ingredients. It's an additional bonus when those products have been halal-certified to ensure that the entire process of bringing...

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