Green Valley

By Karimah bint Dawoud. As as foodie and food writer, I love food shops, I love shops from different cultures, races etc, that sell food or anything relative to food. To my delight, off Edgware Road, in London’s Arab West End, is a wonderful, gorgeous actually, shop called Green Valley, like the Aladdin’s cave of Middle Eastern cuisine, a mini supermarket,…

Vegetable Lasagna

By Karimah bint Dawoud, Vegetarian  Lasagne In my process of eating less meat and reviving the following Islamic Sunnah, where the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Creator be upon him, didn’t eat meat for as much as 2-3 months out of choice. I had to return to my Rasta days in which I was pescatarian, vegetarian…

Bengali 5 Spice

By Karimah bint Dawoud. You know sometimes you get fed up with the same ole, same ole, even though it’s nice, well that’s how I feel about dhaal, red lentils. When we do our FEED THE NEED, Feeding The Homeless In Central London, one of our sistars cooks an  amazing dhall and spinach curry. If…

FOOD MEDICINE

By Karimah bint Dawoud, Muslim chaplain & well being writer. As foreigners , particularly those of us of Asian and African descent,(that’s all of us really)  we don’t eat all this spicy food just for the fun of it, just for the taste. In places where there are no pharmacies, and no doctor, then  food is prevention and…

Vegetarian Muslim Food

Karimah bint Dawoud, author of Heavenly  Bites, the best of Mulsim Home Cooking, winner of Arabic cuisine cook book GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOKS  AWARDS 2012 Well I am not strictly a vegetarian however i am promoting the sunnah that the prophet Muhammad  peace and blessings of Allah didn’t eat very much meat, perhaps only once a a month. Before embracing Islam I was a Rasta and went through dietary stages of being pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan, more…

FEED THE NEED DECEMBER 2012

As salaam alaikum, We regularly  have been going out on the streets feeding the homeless in central London since the end of Ramadhan. We are not yet a registered charity  we cannot do that unless we have an income of £5,000  and that’s why we need your help.Once we get charity status we can tempt you with things like Gift Aid . We have a constitution  and…

FEED THE NEED, feeding the homeless in Central London

FEED THE NEED, feeding the homeless in Central London…..Spare a thought today  as you are wrapped up under your snuggley duvet with the heating on that there are poor souls out there sleeping in shops doorways in this freezing weather, just £5 means a couple of them get a hot healthy wholesome meal before they…