My First Fast Was Just an Experiment The first time I fasted in Ramadan I wasn’t a Muslim; I was a curious young woman who had recently experienced a very short but very impactful trip to Morocco during the blessed...
If there's one cookbook you'll want to get this year, it's this one. FEAST: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou is a feast for the eyes and a journey through the history and food culture of the...
I read a lot of books over the course of year, some of which are skimmed throughly and some of which I hang on to every word, highlighting all of the things I want to share with the world....
Those of you who followed me around Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during my trip to Dubai got a glimpse at many of the activities that I was engaging in while I had scattered wi-fi and could actually post in...
Every winter I try to continue my obsession with indoor gardening. It usually happens after I get antsy with the realization that I can't put anything into the ground with all the snow that surrounds me, but I persist...
It's this time of year when I appreciate home and hearth the most. While I may not have a fireplace (although I'd absolutely love one), its the cold, wintry air and beautiful white snow cover that makes me do...
As we begin to enter the New Year soon, wouldn't it be nice to actually maintain a goal of eating healthier by cooking more at home, making food from scratch and making a habit out of knowing exactly what's...
Much of the world has been celebrating Christmas season since the beginning of December, but the really special days for those who celebrate are Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). Much of society closes down between...
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving.  I know...it's loaded with historic context that makes it controversial and I know it's not an Islamic holiday. I also know that some people just want...
A few weeks ago I was in Southern California to attend the Les Dames International Conference in Newport Beach and once I left the LA area, I headed south to the San Diego area to my favorite spot in...

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