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...
I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona- and what an experience that was.   Great to finally be here @ndmedjooldates with all these fine bloggers and date lovers!...
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...
I'm incredibly humbled to be on this list curated by Ummah Wide and in the company of so many other wonderful Muslims in our ummah (community) whom I believe are incredibly creative, inspiring, smart, resilient, positive and who simply...
Several weeks ago I took a chocolate tasting class taught by my friend, chocolatier and author, Annmarie Kostyk. I didn't really know what to expect exactly, but I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I actually learned about...
Summertime is finally here. I can tell it's here to stay by the constant heat and humidity, although other climates might be a bit more appealing at the moment. It's still a great time to take advantage of the...
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...
We’re in Glendale Heights, IL and heights we reached! Perdesi Grocers took on the second stop of the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook tour, with a colorful audience! From aunties to newlyweds to grandmothers, tiny tots with sticky mango juice...
This recipe is unbelievably simple and there's absolutely no cooking involved- a perfect crowd pleaser for these hot summer days. Use the freshest ingredients, including oranges and limes, instead of juices or concentrates which really makes a difference in the resulting...
I have a pretty large collection of cookbooks, as you might imagine being the case since food writing, blogging and cooking are all an integral part of my daily life. It's a completely rare situation that I come across a...

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