I love entertaining during the holidays more than any other time of year. It gives me the opportunity to do what I love most: make healthy gourmet meals for the people I care about most and to show gratitude...
by Raana Smith My Eid-al-Adha 2012 checklist:  Decorations: check Gifts: check New clothes: check Eid menu: check Pre-prayer snack: not needed Prepare refrigerator and freezer for meat:  by October 27 Distribute meat: October 27-29. Silver Envelope Goods Going through my checklists, I recall a time when I didn’t have...
I don't normally set out to by lamb chops, but instead I wait for the Qurbani meat to come when there are so many included in the package.  It gives me something to look forward to and I know...
Muslims all over the world will soon be celebrating the ‘Eid ul Adha, or the celebration of sacrifice, commemorating the completion of the Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The ‘Eid ul Adha is one of two major celebrations...
Whether you’re planning an ‘Eid celebration at home or bringing a dish to your host, you’ll want some recipe ideas for appetizers that are easy to make while healthy for everyone you serve. Chipotle Sauce and Yogurt & Cream Sauce...
The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, or the Hajj, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for the Muslim who is able to fulfill it (regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, social or economic status) and is one of the five pillars of Islam. It's performed at...
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...
The last ten days of Ramadan are upon us and it's a special time for Muslims to really try as hard as possible to dedicate a good amount of time (especially in the night hours) to prayer, spiritual reflection,...
'Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families! What are you doing to celebrate 'Eid? What have you given as gifts to your family, friends and neighbors? What have you eaten and shared with those you love?  I...
Hajj season has begun, at the end of which Muslims the world over will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the second of two Muslim holidays in the lunar calendar year. Most people will have small or large gatherings, though not as large...

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