Many of you have shared your thoughts and your own versions of recipes coming from Summer Ramadan Cooking, my first cookbook that I put out back in 2011 and then a second version in 2014. It was so much...
If there’s one cookbook you’ll want to get this year, it’s this one. FEAST: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou is a feast for the eyes and a journey through the history and food culture of the...
The American Qur’an project is one of the most surprising art exhibits I’ve ever come across. It’s one artist’s rendition of the Qur’an juxtaposed upon relevant scenes of American life. Sandow Birk is the L.A.-based artist who was inspired...
I read a lot of books over the course of year, some of which are skimmed throughly and some of which I hang on to every word, highlighting all of the things I want to share with the world....
Recently I had the sheer pleasure of having a wonderful, heartfelt discussion with Naazish Yarkhan whom I first met years ago when she was volunteering for ICNA and taking donations for refugees at the time. She is now the...
Those of you who followed me around Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during my trip to Dubai got a glimpse at many of the activities that I was engaging in while I had scattered wi-fi and could actually post in...
While on my recent trip to Dubai, I had the pleasure of meeting with many interesting people in the food business. So many around the world people create great products, package them and put them out into the world...
Every winter I try to continue my obsession with indoor gardening. It usually happens after I get antsy with the realization that I can’t put anything into the ground with all the snow that surrounds me, but I persist...
It’s this time of year when I appreciate home and hearth the most. While I may not have a fireplace (although I’d absolutely love one), its the cold, wintry air and beautiful white snow cover that makes me do...
As we begin to enter the New Year soon, wouldn’t it be nice to actually maintain a goal of eating healthier by cooking more at home, making food from scratch and making a habit out of knowing exactly what’s...
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