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...
I get this question so often and find myself answering the same thing over and over so I finally realized it was time to share with so many of you who are wondering "how in the world can I...
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...
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...
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...
I'm a huge fan of a hearty bowl of soup. I love to select, chop and see the change in texture of fresh, seasonal vegetables as I take them from market to my favorite Dutch oven. I love the...
It's a common Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culinary habit to stuff vegetables with a variety of grains such as rice or couscous as well as ground meats or nuts like pistachios. That said, this dish is amazingly versatile. If...
This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions related to halal cooking- how do you substitute pork in so many recipes where it's a classic ingredient in other cuisines?  Well, throughout the site I hope you'll see...
Ramadan is such a great time to get your home organized. Actually, for me all the organization happens way before the month of Ramadan when I begin planning how to plan it all out. Last year, much of what...
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...

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