Yvonne’s Summer Ramadan Cooking Workshops

NYT Ramadan 2015
Yvonne Maffei, Publisher of My Halal Kitchen in The New York Times (2015)

Each year that the month of Ramadan falls in the Summer (the Islamic calendar is a lunar one), it poses a bit of a challenge to those fasting due to the long days and often intense heat in most places around the world at this time. 

In Ramadan the focus is actually not on the food, however, having a sense of what to eat to help make the most out of non-fasting times by giving one’s body the appropriate nutrient-dense, hydrating and healthy meals is a surefire way to make the most out of one’s fasting experience, too. 

summer ramadan cooking
Click on photo for more information about the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

I wrote the book on Summer Ramadan Cooking in 2011 and in doing so it’s given me great pleasure to know that many people have benefitted from the  recipes they’ve found to be quick, delicious and easy to make for their families.

Drinks Section- Summer Ramadan Cooking by Yvonne Maffei
Insid the pages of the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook “Drinks” section

To bring the pages of the book to life, I’ve decided to host workshops on the topic for both adults and children (families, schools, women’s groups, etc.) to provide valuable information I’ve gathered from years of experience developing my own routine, meal plans and tips to help me get through the month with ease.

Watermelon Cooler recipe in the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

I don’t want to spend more time in the kitchen during Ramadan and I don’t think you do, either. That’s just not the point of it, is it?

Hummus with Ground Meat in Summer Ramadan Cooking by Yvonne Maffei
Hummus with Ground Meat- Recipe in Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

In my workshops I discuss how to really get your kitchens organized, learn to prepare quick and easy meals and healthy eating habits that can be carried on throughout the rest of the year and so much more. 

Toasted Almond Panna Cotta with Berries recipe in the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook
Toasted Almond Panna Cotta with Berries recipe in the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

Here are some examples of what you would learn and experience:

  • Pantry organization for Ramadan cooking
  • Learn what’s really in your food and why you need to know in order to eat healthy AND halal
  • Suggestions for halal and healthy ingredients to create your own Summer Ramadan meals
  • Meal planning ideas and tips for the whole month
  • Quick and healthy recipes for Iftar (the meal that breaks the fast) and Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal before the fasting day begins) in the form of a demo and food sampling
  • Entertaining tips and ideas for Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr
  • Q & A about anything related to Ramadan/Eid halal cooking and eating
Recipes by Menus | My Halal Kitchen
Moroccan Briouates recipe in Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

When attending one of my workshops, this is what you’ll get:

BBQ Chicken Sliders in Summer Ramadan Cooking by Yvonne Maffei
BBQ Chicken Sliders recipe in the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

Classes are mostly held in groups, but it is possible to conduct individual or couple classes, as well. To register for a class, please send an email to: contact@myhalalkitchen.com with more information about where you are located and how many people you wish to have in the workshop. Once arranged you will receive more details about pricing and how to officially register and receive your discount codes for the two versions of the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbooks. 

Creamy Coleslaw | Summer Ramadan Cooking
Creamy Coleslaw recipe in the Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

If you are unable to attend a live event, please consider listening to my hour-long webinar on Healthy Ramadan Cooking here.

All American Ice Cream Sundaes with Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce in Summer Ramadan Cooking by Yvonne Maffei
All American Ice Cream Sundaes with Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce recipe in Summer Ramadan Cooking cookbook

Convinced yet? 

Enjoy and Have a Happy & Blessed Ramadan, everyone!