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...
Party season is well underway, whether you get into it or not. People are off work and ready to gather with family and friends to enjoy some great food. And almost everyone laments eating all that rich food and...
Lentil soup is one of my all-time favorite soups. I can’t believe I waited until the end of Ramadan to finally make a huge pot, but it’ll keep us nice and happy for the last few days of it,...
One of my favorite summertime recipes is for Buffalo Wings. The first time I ever had them was way back in college- it was the late night food of choice with friends- we didn't have a care in the...
Last year during Ramadan I introduced you to Patchi chocolates because I fell in love with their quality and taste. I had all but given up on ever finding the taste of real chocolate mixed with real nuts like...
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...
Unless you have an amazing Asian store nearby that sells fresh ingredients from the East, it’s pretty hard to find things like lemongrass, real coconut and interesting chili peppers to cook with, unfortunate because when combined they make for...
Rogan Josh is a north Indian curry dish that is typically served with lamb. The word rogan is Persian for oil and josh mans hot or heat (some also say it means passionate).  Despite the name or meaning, I've not ever had this...
The second notion to tackle in our series, Myths About Halal Food, is one that questions the cleanliness of halal foods (including the process of making it). my stewed zucchini and tomato recipe I am completely saddened to hear people say...
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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