Last month I presented a workshop in a series of similar presentations around Chicago sponsored by IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) where we visited the American Islamic Association located in Frankfort, IL.


Working with Asma Ahad, Food Scientist at IFANCA, our presentation consisted of a little bit of food science about how tastes and flavors in food – real or artificial- affect your cravings; 


and a little bit of food demo in which I demonstrated how to make four dishes, all of which were offered in sample size as the event.


You can find the recipes for the following dishes at the links below:

Crunchy Party Mix using halal-certified chickpeas from Saffron Road and halal-certified pistachios from Awesome brand. Get the recipe here

Stuffed Dates with Melted Chocolate and Pistachios using halal-certified Natural Delights dates stuffed with halal-certified Awesome brand Almonds and topped with halal-certified brand Awesome brand pistachios and halal-certified Godiva chocolate. Get the recipe here

Flatbread Triangles with Veggies & Cheese using halal-certified Kontos bread and halal-certified Cabot cheese. Get the recipe here

Chocolate & Banana Smoothie using halal-certified Organic Valley milk and halal-certified Godiva chocolate. Get the recipe here.

Almond-Filled Natural Delights Dates with Melted Chocolate & Pistachios
Godiva Chocolate & Banana Smoothie
Cabot Cheese Flatbread Triangles
Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpea Snack Mix


At the end of the workshop there was a raffle in which one audience member won a Rachel Ray stock pot- hope he gets cooking soon!


We have one last event this summer, location TBD. We’ll keep you posted, Chicago!


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