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,...

Tuscan Kale & Chickpea Soup

Winter days are quite the challenge here in Chicago, so I'm always trying to find ways to warm up with food. I haven't had...

Use the Winter Season to Force Tree Branches

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...

Sicilian Pepper Salad Crostini

If you're like me, sometimes there isn't time to think about really fancy appetizers when you're having guests over because you're so focused on...

Deli Sandwiches with Homemade Spreads

One of the first types of food creations I ever made as a young cook were sandwiches. I was a bit of a latch-key...