When I went to Sicily in 1993, it was the first time I really ever experienced fruit as the main ingredient- and sometimes the only ingredient- in a dessert. At first I was waiting around for the real dessert to please...
When I first made this dish,  I was apprehensive. I had only ever eaten rack of lamb at restaurants and considered it 'fancy fare' for the top chefs to make. Who was I kidding? It's so easy to make...
I'm probably not the only one whose favorite time of the day in Ramadan is the time when we break our fast. It's not because it's actually time to eat; it's because the sweetness of that first bite or...
This is a Guest Post by Sweet Pillar Food Founder, Nadia Hubbi The month of Ramadan may mean different things for different people, however at the end of the day, we can all agree that we are ready to feast! Growing up...
This Ramadan, I'm all about quick and easy. With such a long fast and so much to do, I just don't want to fuss with food- do you? This salad has been a mainstay- it's got the bulgur wheat, which...
One of the most wonderful things I see on Iftar tables is an abundance of fruit. I respect the person who spends a lot of time chopping up a ton of fruit for their guests, but it can be a...
There's no doubt that one of the hardest part of the fasting day might not even be going without food, but going without water. That's why it's super important to hydrate during the non-fasting hours, all throughout those hours....
Each Spring I wait with anticipation to make my favorite lamb dishes. I'm not sure why I don't crave it as much in the Winter season, but I think it has to do with the perfect pairing lamb makes...
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...
This past Ramadan I got really used to drinking smoothies at iftar and sometimes even at suhoor.  Now here were are a couple of months out, and they are very much still on my radar, especially since I've frozen...

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