Chickpea and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Lately I've been soaking and cooking my own dry beans- everything from black beans to pinto beans and now chickpeas. I used to do...

Fried Yucca

If you've never heard of yucca before, you heard about it here first! Also known as cassava or manioc, yucca is a tuberous, hardy and...

Chez Colette and Breakfast Eggs with Smoked Salmon

On a cold, blustery winter day in search of some comfort food in a warm setting, we trekked out to a French-American restaurant called...

Simple Foccacia Bread

Ever since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I’ve felt it quite frivolous to go about daily tasks such as recipe developing, recipe testing and...

Rosa Mexicano: Authentic Urban Mexican Food Done Right

  Restaurant recommendations can go a long way, but I always take them with a grain of salt. One never knows how another person’s...

Italian Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

My family has been making stuffed mushrooms since I can remember eating savory foods. They look tedious to make, but I promise you they...

A NYC Halal Cart Known By Its Street Address

I’ve been to New York City many times as a tourist and have even stopped just to eat at this halal cart in Midtown Manhattan late...

A Chocolate Drink Three Ways

One of the first pages I opened in the book Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, written by Dorie Greenspan, was a recipe for Hot...

Homemade Banana Pudding

If you’re a regular reader of My Halal Kitchen, you probably know that I keep frozen bananas in my refrigerator at all times-...

Swedish Crab Canapes

Ok, I know I'm really pushing this whole Scandinavian food thing here. Most people weren't really turned on to the Norwegian Veal Scallops in...

Norwegian Veal Scallops in Cream Sauce

My most recent food interest has cast me far away into the land of the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. I...

Purple Scalloped Potatoes

Tonight I made a dish that even surprised me- purple potatoes. I saw them in a local Asian market and wondered if they were...

Chocolate Bread Recipe & A Bit About Chocolate Liquor

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...

Frittata al Tonno

What's so ironic about writing about food and testing recipes all day is that I find myself looking for quicker meals to make than...

Lamb Chops in Creamy Mint Sauce

I’ve been told that I’m obsessed with lamb, which is not quite the case although I do love the taste and versatility of how...

Udhiyah Lamb & Lentil Stew

I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to cook the freshest lamb possible, something we really only get once a year. Today when we...

At The Martha Stewart Show 1st Annual Pie Bake-Off

It's been several weeks since I’ve returned from New York City and the Martha Stewart Pie Show. I still feel elated by just being there, as it...

Butter-Basted Roast Chicken

'Eid Mubarak to everyone reading & subscribing to My Halal Kitchen.  May you all have a blessed 'Eid filled with loved ones, and healthy, halal...

Open-Faced Apple Tart & How My Halal Kitchen Was Born

I've had the fortune of being asked to contribute to some wonderful projects & work with some very talented people in the last couple...

Baked Radicchio

Radicchio (pronounced ra-dee-kee-yo) is a leafy Italian vegetable mostly available in the fall seasons. It's a bit spicy and if not cooked with sweet...