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,...
You don’t have to be a medical expert to notice that among the Muslim community living in the United States, there is a prevalence of high sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, all of which can lead to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona- and what an experience that was.   Great to finally be here @ndmedjooldates with all these fine bloggers and date lovers!...
I had the great fortune of being able to do a little baking for a local school bazaar this past weekend. Teachers were raising money to fund the children's Hajj re-enactment program where the kids learn how to properly...
I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified...
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...

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