Upright Roasting Rack for Chicken and Small Poultry

One of the most useful tools I have in the kitchen for roasting chicken and other small birds is this upright roasting rack that...

Steaming Basics

Steaming is universally known as a healthy method of cooking because little fat, if any, is needed in the process. One of the oldest...

Sejouk (Spicy Sausage)

Sejouk (also known as sudjuk, sujuk, or merguez) is a spicy version of sausage that is common in Middle Eastern cuisine, stemming from places like Morocco,...

Preserved Lemons

If there's one ingredient that says "Moroccan cooking" it's preserved lemons. They're smaller than most lemons found in the U.S. and also sweeter. Traditionally...

Ostrich Eggs

Ostrich eggs might not even be on your radar as anything other than what you might see at a zoo, but kid you not...

Pot Roast

To make a pot roast, you will need a boneless cut of beef that's commonly referred to as chuck roast, pot roast (top blade)...

Hen Eggs

Hen eggs, a.k.a. chicken eggs, are the most commonly consumed eggs in America, but not all eggs are the same. Depending on the type...

Pakistani Dundicut Peppers

I was pleasantly surprised to find these dried hot peppers at Penzey's Spices in Cleveland near the famed West Side Market. I had never...

Linguine with Spinach, Mushrooms & Garlic

If there is any one pasta dish you should make this week, it's this one. Whether you're a Meatless Monday subscriber (or any day...

Baked Salmon in Papillote

Salmon is one of the easiest types of fish to make on a regular basis. It's thick texture stays together nicely when cooking, so...

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is arguably a winter necessity because the flu is hitting a lot of people hard right now. On the local news...

Slow-Roasted Moroccan Mechoui

I'm really thrilled to bring you the next 'Eid ul Adha recipe from Christine (Amina) Benlafquih, a journalist, wife and mother living in Morocco since...

Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

A day in the life of recipe testing goes a lot like this: Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables  -shop for fresh ingredients and bring them home...

5 Tips for An Easy ‘Eid Party

This Ramadan has been so much fun. I've had a great time soaking up all the great ideas for home décor, party ideas for...

Culinary and Cosmetic Uses of Argan Oil

Have you ever tried argan oil?  It is some really amazing stuff that is great for cooking as well as making yourself beautiful on...

Violet Rice Pudding

Uzma Sharif is a Chicago-based chocolatier and owner of Chocolat Uzma, both an online shop and a brick and mortar one  in Chicago. I just...

Pistachios and Walnuts: A Deeper Look at the Most Widely Used...

Nadia Hubbi of Sweet Pillar & Co. gives us her take on how two of the healthiest and most traditional nuts of the Middle...

Tips For Celebrating Ramadan In Style

I am so delighted to bring you this article by Jomana Siddiqui, founder of modernEID.com who creates some of the most beautifully designed 'Eid decor...

The Story Behind Patchi Chocolates

Last year during Ramadan I introduced you to Patchi chocolates because I fell in love with their quality and taste. I had all but...

Are You Ready for Ramadan Cooking?

Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar (lunar) and the holy month of fasting is approaching quickly. There is so much to prepare...

Grilled Eggplant and Pepper Salad

Summer food is equivalent to grilling, right? Well, in the intense heat we're feeling here in the Midwest I'm not sure everyone is so...

Icelandic Haddock in Lemongrass Basil Simmer Sauce

Unless you have an amazing Asian store nearby that sells fresh ingredients from the East, it’s pretty hard to find things like lemongrass, real...

Chicken Rogan Josh with Potatoes, Peas and Cilantro

Rogan Josh is a north Indian curry dish that is typically served with lamb. The word rogan is Persian for oil and josh mans hot or heat (some...

Chicken Sausages with Heirloom Tomatoes

On a recent trip to our local butcher, I inquired about the homemade merguez they always used to have on hand. He said they weren't making...

Myth #2: Halal Food Isn’t Clean

The second notion to tackle in our series, Myths About Halal Food, is one that questions the cleanliness of halal foods (including the process of...

Quick Kidney Beans with Tomatoes, Onions and Cilantro

It's true, I travel with food. It's not because I'm a food blogger, a halal foodie or averse to outside food. It's because I...

Myths About Halal Food

It’s not too often that I receive direct questions about what halal food is or what’s entailed in the processes that bring halal food...

Spicy Olive Tapenade

Appetizer aren't just for entertaining guests. I've come to learn that keeping homemade appetizers around my house is a great way to eat healthy...

A Simple Way to Jazz Up Your Refrigerator

A couple of weeks ago when my husband was away for a few days, I had some time on my hands to work on...

Ruby Red Grapefruit & Blood Orange Juice

One of the ways I try  improve my overall health is by making fresh juice most mornings and sometimes again later in the evenings for...

Tuna Pasta with Olives, Capers & Tomatoes

This is a great weekend dish- really healthy, light, and super quick to make. The only ingredient that's actually cooked is the pasta. Chop and...

Saffron Road’s New Line of Vegeterian Entrees

You may have already heard about Saffron Road's new vegetarian entrees, which are making quite a buzz on places like Facebook and Twitter. Vegetarians, vegans...

5 Tips for Eating Well During Tough Economic Times

tIt's no secret that many people are suffering right now as a result of unemployment, rising costs of food and just about everything else....

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I recently heard that it was possible to make microwaved popcorn without buying bags of pre-seasoned, ready-to-pop-into-the-microwave popcorn in a bag. It sounded so much healthier...

Bon Appétit Magazine Presented Chicago Gourmet

Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Gourmet event in Chicago's Millenium Park. You know the kind of experience that leaves you in a...

Cherries and Sunsets on a Wisconsin Peninsula

It's been a long time since I've taken a spontaneous trip, one that's planned the day before heading out for a long weekend to...

Top Chef Contestant Malika Ameen Talks to My Halal Kitchen

It isn't every day that you get to 'meet' a pastry chef like Malika Ameen. If you don't know her already, here's a great...

Feta, Avocado & Homemade Mayonnaise Torta

Everyone has some sort of comfort food. Some people love cakes for soothing comfort; others love chicken noodle soup or a hearty chili.  For me,...

Chicago’s Green City Market and Roasted Chestnuts Recipe

Saturday was a crisp fall morning perfect for heading out to any farmers' market, even if  just to take a look at all of...

How to Dry Citrus Peels

Whether you have tons of lemons and limes around or just a few, it's easy to preserve the outer skin, or zest, for future...

An Abundant Antipasto Platter for Your Eid Buffet

If you're having people over on Eid day, chances are you're wondering what to put on the buffet for guests. In the hot summer...

Corn, Mango & Chile Cups

Are you craving a light side dish for Iftar or even want to make a salad into a meal? It's just too hot to...

Getting Your Home the Halal Way

Have you dreamt up what your perfect home would look like?  And your dream kitchen where you would enjoy cooking up a storm for your...

Simple Spinach & Egg Noodle Pasta

On these last days of Ramadan, everyone seems tired from the long day of fasting and especially tired of the intense cooking that comes...

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

In the heat of the summer, sometimes we crave hydration more than food, especially when fasting during a summer time Ramadan. That's why I...

Ramadan is an Opportunity in Culinary Diplomacy

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...

Affogato

If you love coffee and ice cream, this quick dessert recipe is for you. Affogato is an Italian word for the super delicious coffee...

Dates Covered in Chocolate for the Costco Connection UK Magazine

I recently wrote an article for Costco Connection UK Magazine's For Your Table section about dates, which was published earlier this month, just in...

Fabulous California Figs for Your Eid Table

By the end of Ramadan, most of us fasting Muslims have completely filled our status quo of date consumption for the month, and perhaps...

Break Your Fast with these Healthy Fruit & Nut Plates

Because it's a Sunnah to break one's fast with dates (something that Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, used to do), almost all Muslims will follow suit...

Summer Ramadan Cooking is Now Available in Paperback

Many of you have shared your thoughts and your own versions of recipes coming from Summer Ramadan Cooking, my first cookbook that I put...

FEAST: Food of the Islamic World

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...

Book Suggestion | Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

I read a lot of books over the course of year, some of which are skimmed throughly and some of which I hang on...

Sprinjene Kids Toothpaste Giveaway [closed]

Sprinjene is giving away one of each of their three kids toothpastes, all of which are certified-halal and free of any gluten or animal...

6 Muslim-Friendly Destinations In Indonesia

When most people think of Indonesia, Bali is the first destination that comes to mind; however, it’s not its most Halal-friendly one. There are...

Mini Hazelnut Bundt Cakes with Rose Whipped Cream

My all-time favorite desserts are the simplest ones. I am not a fan of spending a lot of time making sweet things, only because...

Meaty Mediterranean Subs

If you don't know me by now, one thing you should know is that I love all things Mediterranean. The food, the sunshine, the...

Spices, Ingredients & Books From My Trip to Dubai

Those of you who followed me around Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during my trip to Dubai got a glimpse at many of the activities...

[CLOSED] Sprinjene Halal Toothpaste Giveaway

We have an exciting new giveaway for TWO new SprinJene Halal Toothpaste Products, available in our new online store, My Halal Market: Adult Sensitivity...

Middle Eastern Style Beef & Eggplant with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

I'm a huge fan of yogurt for a whole host of reasons- and not just eating a small cup of flavored yogurt a day,...