As we begin to enter the New Year soon, wouldn't it be nice to actually maintain a goal of eating healthier by cooking more at home, making food from scratch and making a habit out of knowing exactly what's...
Sunday we took a trip out to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, just to capture the budding spring flowers on trees and, of course, the beautiful, colorful tulips. We also saw asparagus, which reminded me of my mom's recipe for...
Many American kids like myself grew up eating chicken pot pies at some point during their childhood, whether homemade or store-bought and frozen. I used to love them because they smelled delicious, were very filling and simply reminiscent of...
Let's face it- we're all busy. We want to eat healthy and watch the ingredients in our food products for safety and for their halal factor, but it isn't always possible to do absolutely everything from scratch, nor is...
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...
I'm usually pretty good about not eating too late at night, especially heavy foods. Otherwise I have to get out some sort of vinegar in my pantry and chuck it quickly before the heartburn sets in... I posted this picture...
 I've recently been under the weather- feeling really sick, and having no energy to do much let alone cook. I know that chicken soup is the best thing for me when I'm sick, but this time I couldn't even stomach the thought of...
Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups...
This week I've been testing recipes for good old-fashioned (halal) southern food. It's a fun and tasty job, but not always so easy. This cake, for example, was almost eaten up entirely before a single photo was taken! I devoured the cookbook, Screen...
It's hard to believe that Ramadan is over and we're now celebrating 'Eid-ul-Fitr, the three-day long holiday that Muslims all over the world will be celebrating. After 30 days of fasting from dawn to sunset, it seems appropriate to enjoy...

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