With kids back to school and everyone seeming to be on more of a straightforward schedule, it also seems to make mealtime more structured, though perhaps there's less time to get full meals on the table in between homework...
Agar Agar is a combination of sea-derived flakes that gels when combined with liquids, making it perfect for vegetarians and those concerned with eating halal since it's an all-natural substitute for pork-derived gelatin and any other non-halal, non-dhabiha meat...
I've recently seen friends of mine open up {halal} restaurants and for many years considered opening up one of my own. Running any business is a challenge and the restaurant business is one of the most unforgiving and most rewarding...
If you're anything like me and sometimes just really get a craving for hot and spicy Thai food, or any type of Asian food but don't have the time or energy to go out shopping for ingredients you don't...
Here's a reader question I thought everyone everyone could benefit from by answering on the site. Thank you, J. for asking! Question: There is a recipe that I am trying/going to make.  The recipe for the dough has "dry white...
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...
Cheese is probably my most favorite food, next to bread. I know, it's more like an ingredient but I grew up on cheese and carbs, whether it was mac 'n cheese, cheesy pasta, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches or some...
We had an amazing couple of months here with the fabulously smart Dr. Madiha Saeed, a Chicago area MD who just finished the book, The Holistic Rx (now available on Amazon). She specializes in gut health and healing chronic...
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...
Ethical consumerism is a topic I’ve been frequently during my presentations on what it truly means to eat halal (what is permissible) and tayyib (wholesome, pure) and why we should put our money where our mouths—and our values—are.  Pesticide-free limes...

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