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I.  Love.  Tomatoes. Being Sicilian, you sort of have to or you may never eat. Ok, that's a bit extreme, I realize.  All jokes aside,  I really...
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Healthy Snacking

With kids back to school and everyone seeming to be on more of a straightforward schedule, it also seems to make mealtime more structured,...

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One thing I've learned about taking the bitterness out of an eggplant is to salt it generously. If you can, place a heavy pan...
Zaffron | Halal Pantry Item | My Halal Kitchen

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Zaffron, also known as azafran or osfer, are actually the threads of the safflower plant and serve as a common alternative to the expensive threads of the...

Cooking with Sadaf Syed of iCOVER: A Day in the Life of a Muslim-American...

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting with the very lovely, down-to-earth and talented young photographer, Sadaf Syed, a Chicago-based woman who literally...

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I've taken an unexpected break from blogging, partially by choice and partially not. I've been developing and testing recipes for cooking demos I plan to do...

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Our garden zucchini isn't ready yet, but our basil plant is quite full and the local markets are carrying really nice and plump striped...

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I'm often asked by readers to provide quick and easy meals for busy families. To be quite honest, I'm really not a cook who...

Hearty Chicken and Zucchini Soup

What should you do with all of those wonderful summer zucchini squash you've got from the local farmers market or your family's backyard garden?...
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