When I went to Sicily in 1993, it was the first time I really ever experienced fruit as the main ingredient- and sometimes the only ingredient- in a dessert. At first I was waiting around for the real dessert to please...
Many readers are asking for more delicious ideas for meat recipes and this is the first one to come to mind because it's my absolute favorite. It's so simple, yet utterly delicious and satisfying. I'm really not one to...
One of the very first recipes I ever created for Suhoor (early morning meal before a fasting day) was this Very Berry Smoothie. It incorporates such healthy ingredients, including berries which are full of antioxidants. The original recipe is...
Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar (lunar) and the holy month of fasting is approaching quickly. There is so much to prepare and it can be quite overwhelming if you think about it all at once. For...
This is a sponsored recipe post by the Zabiha Halal brand. They provide halal-certified products mentioned in this post.  The suhoor meal is such an important one to have because it can really make or break the experience you have...
There's no doubt that one of the hardest part of the fasting day might not even be going without food, but going without water. That's why it's super important to hydrate during the non-fasting hours, all throughout those hours....
For some reason, during Ramadan I tend to see, make, eat and enjoy appetizers the most. It's nice to have something light but substantial at the initial breaking of the fast, but it's more than that for me. Maybe...
I don't know about you but the avocado is definitely one of my most favored foods on the planet. It's so nutritious and delicious, I've been eating them for their wonderful good fats all of my adult life. Here's...
I love to use leftovers at any meal, and suhoor (the pre-dawn meal eaten before a day of fasting) is no different. I also like a simple, uncomplicated yet versatile meal that will fill us up with good nutrition to...
The first time I ever had Keema (that wonderful Indian-spiced ground beef dish) was during one of my very first Suhoor (pre-dawn) meals with family friends. I was invited to spend the weekend with them in Chicago during Ramadan....

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