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...
Whenever I decide to use a halal meat product in my own cooking, I like to know as much about the company as possible so that I can get a very good sense as to how they operate behind the scenes...
If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you probably remember me tweeting out photos before Eid ul Adha of my trip to a facility and hen house right here in the Midwest where the folks at Crescent Foods raise and process their...
If you've been following my audio series on The Meaning of Halal & Tayyib, you'll know I've been rolling them out daily for the past several days. Now that I'm finished, I'm putting them all in one place for...
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...
This is my fourth video in a series of audio discussions about what halal means and how that affects what we put into our bodies. In this presentation, I discuss various issues pertaining to halal when eating out or...
This is my fifth and last video in a series of audio discussions about what halal means and how that affects what we put into our bodies. In this presentation, I discuss various solutions pertaining to all the issues...
Over the past couple of years you may have noticed that I’ve really grown fond of certain products for one reason or another. I have criteria when determining which products to purchase for my family’s consumption and those I...
In my quest to seek out ethically-sound businesses that also put out a quality halal product, I have come across a small handful I would recommend, mainly because the owners behind them are forthcoming about the origins of their...
I can't tell you all how excited I am to finally be able to talk about this- my first time professionally styling food for a TV commercial! It was many months ago that I prepped the food and made...

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