Cooking Halal 101 by Yvonne Maffei
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...
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...
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...
This Ramadan I've chosen to make a bunch of Latin dishes, mainly because of the hot, steamy weather we've been experiencing here in Chicago. It's ironically not dissimilar to the weather in the Caribbean when it rains for 30...
Whenever I think of stuffing vegetables, it seems like a really tedious and cumbersome process- stuffed zucchini, stuffed cabbage, grape leaves, you name it. It seems like something I don't have time for now want to spend an afternoon...
I'm really getting used to this Facebook Live thing! I love how many of you have been adding comments and feedback to join in the discussion on "What's Really in Our Food?". It's a five-part series where I'll be discussing...
I love meeting new people, especially when it means talking about food and why we eat what we do, which is why I wrote my new cookbook. Unfortunately, I can't meet everyone in person (although I'd absolutely love to)...

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