GRENFELL TOWERS FIRE, LET US REMEMBER

GRENFELL LET US REMEMBER It’s been 18 months since the horrific fatal #grenfell fire , caused by gross neglect some would say murder, of 72+ residents , who live in Grenfell Tower, a tower block owned by the council of Kensington and Chelsea. I’m flagging it up because a little girl who wanted to be like me…

FEED THE NEED RAMADHAN 2018

The Quran says Surah Chapter 76(the mankind) verse 8, “And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive,”   Alhamdulilah all praise is due to Allah, we had a great feed the need last night, feeding around 100 people large portions of brown rice with spices…

Natural Remedies For Coughs and Colds

NATURAL ISLAMIC REMEDIES FOR COUGHS, by Karimah bint Dawoud, qualified clinical nutritionist . You will need to cut out read meat, diary and junk food, it takes too much energy for the body to digest as well as fight the virus You will need on your shopping list; • Honey • Lemons • Turmeric/haldi •…

Health and Hygiene Emergency Food Aid

As salaam Alaikum one of the main problems with Muslim projects that provide charitable food aid is their ignorance of containing rice based foods hot in insulated food bags. I was at an Iftar last night and the food was provided by a charity, a sister who ate the food called me early this morning…

Ramadhan Recipes, Fataya = Baked Samosa

As salam alaikum brothers and sistars, Let’s get straight to it…fried food is not doing you any favors during Ramadhan We need to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee and flex and bend and take the best form our treasure chest of cultures In  African Arab culture there is a finger food…

RAMADHAN GET READY DATES

DATES English: dates Arabic: tamar ripe dates If we only knew the health benefits of dates we would eat them instead of biscuits and bread and jam and cakes. TAKE CARE WHERE YOU BUY YOUR DATES FROM, we usually buy Algerian ,Morrocand and Madinah dates It is significant that dates are mentioned over 22 times…

GRENFELL 10 MONTHS ON

I know that narrow minded mentalities love it when people stick to one thing but this is not Islamic. We have an Islamic tradition of polymaths;scholars who were good at various disciplines. So as well as blogging about food, nutrition and well being I will in shaa Allah we blogging about social issues as the…

Zero Calorie Drinks- no thank you

Any trainer or weight loss coach that drinks or tells you to drink ZERO CALORIE DRINKS, is not health concious. ZERO CALORIE DRINKS INGREDIENTS;- Carbonated water, caramel color, phosphoric acid,aspartame, potassium benzoate, natural flavors,potassium citrate, acesulfame potassium,caffeine. ACESULFAME I had to research acesulfame because it was unfamiliar, this is what i found:- Acesulfame potassium, also…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ISLAM AND GRANDMA MAASHA’ALLAH

  Alhamdulilah I’m mature, I’m a grandma, and I have seen enough feminism and girlpower to last a lifetime. My artwork featured in The Women’s Artist Diary, my written work is one of the stories along side Alice Walker in the book The Fruits of Labour, I made my Central St Martins Degree show art…

QURANIC FOODS – is it a grain? no it’s a seed called Buckwheat

Grains are mention in the Quran is Surat Al Baqara, but buckwheat is not actually a grain but a nutritious seed that you can use like a grain and it gluten free! Alhamdulilah. BUCKWHEAT Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), also known as common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat and silverhull buckwheat but its not actually wheat, its not  a grass or even a grain,…