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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Since the 1950’s, hundreds of scientific studies have documented remarkable results on black seed’s ability to help stop infections, regulate allergic reactions and improve the body’s defense systems. The black seed has earned a top-ranked position among the most...
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...
Based on my own experience with a variety of world cultures and foreign languages, trying everything from food in the the US, Mexico, Southern Europe and the UK, I’ve developed these tips for deciphering specialty foods, international cuisine menus, and...
I don't eat too much rice or pasta in Ramadan because it leaves me feeling too full before eating other things, but if I'm going to make rice, it's a special dish. That's why I love risotto, the Italian...
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...

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