Epicurious Voted My Halal Kitchen one of the Most Exciting Cookbooks...

I’ve been reading Epicurious for years, but never expected to see this! I am so elated not because it’s a cookbook I’ve written but because...

The Huddle: A Gourmet Halal Burger Restaurant Review

When it comes to food these days, you might be hard pressed to turn on a cooking show, read a magazine, or head out...

The Huddle: A Gourmet Halal Burger Restaurant Review

When it comes to food these days, you might be hard pressed to turn on a cooking show, read a magazine, or head out...

The Wonderful Intellibed Pillow

As adults, I think we have all been told plenty of times that in order to stay healthy, maintain a proper weight and function...

The Mad Mamluks Podcast Interview

Recently I was interviewed to be on the fairly new podcast called The Mad Mamluks. It was a really fun time being asked a lot...

Exploring the Date Groves with Natural Delights at the Medjool Date...

I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona– and what an experience...

IFANCA’s Halal & Healthy Program at Islamic Foundation North

Asma Ahad (right), Food Scientist at IFANCA and Presenter at the Halal & Healthy Workshop The last stop on the Halal & Healthy Nutrition Workshop...

IFANCA Halal & Healthy Workshop at American Islamic Association 2015

Last month I presented a workshop in a series of similar presentations around Chicago sponsored by IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America)...

Look at What’s Growing on My Trees!

Ever since I moved out to the countryside, I have been intrigued by vast amount of trees and and how moist the area is....

“Ingredients” Documentary

Being the documentary lover I am, when I heard about this recent one about what’s really in our food, as well as the high...

5 Inexpensive Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without In Winter

We are all pretty well aware that this has been our coldest winter or record. Polar Vortex, ChiBeria, Snowmageddon, whatever you call it, it...

Super Quick Chicken Marinade

We’re all getting back to a more ‘normal’ routine after the month of fasting in Ramadan, which in my house actually means more cooking-...

How to Wash Mushrooms

In the wonderful summer season, don’t you crave grilled everything? Grilled meats, grilled vegetables, grilled fruit? There are so many interesting things to choose from...

How to Ripen Fresh Barhi Dates

During Ramadan, we all love our dates so much and typically lean towards the Medjool and Deglet Noor variety. Barhi dates such as those...

Saffron Road’s New Line of Vegeterian Entrees

You may have already heard about Saffron Road’s new vegetarian entrees, which are making quite a buzz on places like Facebook and Twitter. Vegetarians, vegans...

Chocolate 101

Last year I had the great pleasure of meeting Chicago-based chocolatier, Uzma Sharif, and tasting her truly exotic and unique chocolates.  She describes herself as “carrying...

Keeping Warm, French Style

This winter, I’ve snuggled up to more than my fair share of Julia Child cookbooks and DVDs of her cooking shows, “The French Chef”....