Yvonne’s Publications: Books, Freelance Articles, Academic Papers

Yvonne Maffei, a.k. a. My Halal Kitchen, was published in the following media:


Summer Ramadan Cooking by Yvonne MaffeiSummer Ramadan Cooking: Recipes & Resources for Healthy Meals All Month Long. Available in paperback, Kindle, and e-book formats. August 2012. Published by Yvonne M. Maffei


My Halal Kitchen Recipes App for iphone and ipad

My Halal Kitchen- Healthy and Flavorful Recipes from Around the World.  Recipe App for iphone and ipad, developed by Batoul Apps.

Clean Your Kitchen Green: Non-Toxic and Economical Ways to Efficiently Clean Any Kitchen. June 2011.Published by Yvonne M. Maffei.


Spring Cleaning the Halal Way, an e-book by Yvonne M. Maffei. March 21, 2010.


Sakina Gift Guide

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Research Papers Published or Presented

The Emergence of Eating Halal in America: What it Means to Our Food Culture and Who is Following This Dietary Practice from Farm to Fork. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary JournalVolume 2Issue 4, pp.19-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 357.330KB). Jan. 2, 2014

Food Studies Journal: The Emergence of Eating Halal in America by Yvonne Maffei

‘Eid Celebrations and Modern Halal Eating Among Multi-Ethnic Muslims in America. The Language of Food Conference, Cornell University. April 14, 2012

The Emergence of Eating Halal by Yvonne Maffei- Language of Food at Cornell University

Food Styling

Food styling and photography for Crescent Foods. Spring 2011.

Preparation of food for a televised public service announcement, an  IFANCA televison commercial, to be aired Fall 2010.

Yvonne’s Cooking School Column in Sisters Magazine

Halal Kitchen Q&A September 2014, SISTERS Magazine, September 2014.

Yvonne’s cooking school – perfect pizza crust, SISTERS Magazine, September 2014. 

Halal Kitchen Q&A August, 2014, SISTERS Magazine, August, 2014.

Yvonne’s Cooking School – The Many Ways to Preserve Your Summer Harvest, SISTERS Magazine, August 2014, 2014

Vinaigrette DressingsSISTERS Magazine, July 2014.

Halal Kitchen Q&A Substitutes, SISTERS Magazine, July 2014.

Yvonne’s Cooking School: Cooking Oils and Fats. SISTERS Magazine, June 2014.


Yvonne’s Cooking School: How to Select Fish and Seafood. SISTERS Magazine, May 2014.


Yvonne’s Cooking School: Various Ways of Tenderising Meats. SISTERS Magazine,  April 2014.


Yvonne’s Cooking School: What Every Home Cook NeedsSISTERS Magazine, January 2014.


Yvonne’s Cooking School: Common Varieties of Rice. SISTERS Magazine, March 2014.

March 2014 Cooking School

Ask Yvonne (Cooking Q & A Column) in SISTERS Magazine: 

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November 2013

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December 2012

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SISTERS Magazine Recipe Contributions for Quick Weeknight Meals Section:

Classic Meat Sauce, November 2013

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Breadcrumbs, September 2013


Sicilian Tuna Pasta, April 2013
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Orange Roughy in Paprika Sauce, March 2013
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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, February 2013
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Chili con Carne, January 2013
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Articles in Print or Online Magazines

Honey: One of Our Most Endangered FoodsJenan Magazine, pages 36-40. November 2011.

What Not to Eat in Ramadan. Elan Magazine online. Auugst 17, 2011.

The Benefits of a Healthy School Lunch Program. Halal Connect (The Magazine of the American Halal Association). July 2011.

My Halal Kitchen Cuisine 101. Summer 2011. Azizah Magazine.

Cooking Basics. Variety of monthly articles published in SISTERS magazine. 2011. Examples:

How to Sauté Perfectly. April 2011.

Baking Confidently Every Time. May 2011.

Stir Fry Success. November 2011.

Cooking with Yvonne. Halal Consumer Magazine:  A Publication of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America.  Spring 2010.

Sisters Magazine Kitchen Beautician


Kebab-Fest: Turkish Lamb Kofte; Baking Fix: Quick Italian Wedding Cookies, Dates with Cream & Nuts. SISTERS. November 2010.

Creamy Onion Potato Soup, Butternut Squash Frittata with Walnut Crown, Open-Faced Apple Tartrecipes. MBMuslima. November 2009

Baked Stuffed Peaches with Mascarpone Cream, Sicilian Style Tuna Patties, Fettucine with Simple Caper-Bechamel Sauce recipes. MB Muslima. October 1, 2009.

Turmeric Ginger Chicken Saute. Cooking Light Magazine. May 2008.



2 New & Nutritious Recipes for Suhoor: Cherry Tomato and Sharp Cheddar Quiche; Black Beans. Additional Ideas for a Quick & Healthy Suhoor. Chicago Crescent. August 2010. Ramadan 1431.

Deciphering Ingredients When Grocery Shopping or Eating Out. Chicago Crescent. February 2010.

Tips on Getting Great Zabiha Steak. Chicago Crescent. October 2009
Blogs & Websites

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