I love the topic of what's in your food. When I wrote the My Halal Kitchen cookbook, I learned more than I ever expected - or perhaps thought possible- about what goes on in the food industry that effects...
Lately I've been craving Asian food, or at least Asian-inspired dishes. I think it happens when my body is really lacking in certain nutrients and it craves a ton of the same vitamins and minerals that you can get...
Eid ul Adha is around the corner again! Where did the time go? Wasn't it just Ramadan, then Eid ul Fitr? Wow, time has flown and out the window goes my patience for difficult, fussy recipes for entertaining during holidays...
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...
I don't eat too much rice or pasta in Ramadan because it leaves me feeling too full before eating other things, but if I'm going to make rice, it's a special dish. That's why I love risotto, the Italian...
My friend and halal industry colleague Sue Labadi and I often mull over the topic of standards in halal as it relates to the future of the halal economy. We talk about everything from what's in our food to how far certification processes...
Last month when I was back home in Ohio for a visit, I was able to catch up with family I haven't seen in too long.  I chat them up about the latest happenings in my life, much of which...
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...
One of the best ways I've found to make soups and stews richer and easier to make is by adding all sorts of broth: chicken, veal, beef, fish and lamb, in particular. Broth, or stock, is rich in vitamins and...
Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups for Iftar (meal that breaks the fast). The main reason for that was not only the...

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