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...
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...
Whenever I think of stuffing vegetables, it seems like a really tedious and cumbersome process- stuffed zucchini, stuffed cabbage, grape leaves, you name it. It seems like something I don’t have time for now want to spend an afternoon...
Much of the world has been celebrating Christmas season since the beginning of December, but the really special days for those who celebrate are Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). Much of society closes down between...
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....
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...
A few weeks ago I was in Southern California to attend the Les Dames International Conference in Newport Beach and once I left the LA area, I headed south to the San Diego area to my favorite spot in...
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving.  I know…it’s loaded with historic context that makes it controversial and I know it’s not an Islamic holiday. I also know that some people just want...
This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  For those of you who know me as a home cook or who follow my Instagram page of cooking...
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