RAMADAN -SALAD TO SHARE

As salam alaikum , often its good to share the healthy option to get people to taste the difference, alerted by one Muslim sister, that often, food given to break fasts in the mosk, is normally rice and chicken and fresh salad, so vital, is often missing from what is offered, so we decided to…

RAMADAN IFTAR JUICY EGG AND TUNA SALAD

Sounds a bit boring doesn’t it but it’s not , its light and fresh, perfect for breaking fast on a hot summer’s day Thanks to an amazing dressing, it’s all about dressing when you are eating light. According to Islamic Medicine and Mediterranean culture, diary and fish are toxic contrary to western culture where we see an…

CHICKEN STIRFRY I apologize to my veggie friends who follow this page, as Muslims we are allowed to eat a little meat, as long as it’s halal and  had a free-range life and was slaughter  in a way that caused least suffering, like in the Movie Avatar, I am waiting for next movie inshaa’allah. When…

RAMADAN…IFTAR SO SIMPLE SOUP

Soup is so easy as long as you have someone to cut the vegetables 🙂 it’s also so quick. INGREDIENTS 10ml cold press virgin olive oil 1 red onion or white 1-5 cloves of garlic peeled 1 medium sweet potato 2 carrots 5 dry lime leaves 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 – 1 tsp of…

RAMADAN – IFTAR SO SIMPLE

THE NEW PERSIAN You are privy to see one of the new recipes from my new book in progress, maasha’allah. Tarragon, cinnamon pomegranates, common to Persian cooking, can be combine together in more of a wholefood way, dismissing the sugary pomegranate molasses for something more natural and wholesome, halal AND tayyib, the fresh pomegranate seeds…

Seasonal Butternut Squash & Lemon Grass Soup

Seasonal Butternut Squash & Lemon Grass Soup recipe in my book,”Heavenly Bites, the Best of Muslim Home Cooking ” easy to cook step by step recipes. The book  got great reviews from Emel magazine, Saudi Amraco magazine and winner of the Gormund Award in Paris for Best Arab Cook Book 2013, maashallah. Sorry the cover…

Anti-Depression Smoothie

Yesterday , in the throws of my depression and tears, a friend called, you know one of those friends you travelled with, you would trust your debit, cash and bank details with, one of those freinds who has your back in a crisis.Randomly in the conversation she said” have you got a banana?” I laughed…

WHEAT FREE -RICE FLOUR PANCAKES WITH HONEY AND LEMON

WHEAT FREE, SUGAR FREE AND LACTOSE FREE These lovely pancakes can be used as your bread, starchy carbohydrate substitute, ideally eaten before 2pm so you can burn them off unless you are playing football or looking forward to a night of passion with your spouse 🙂 They can be eaten  with sweet thing like dates…

Halal and Tayyib

In the UK organic meat is stunned before slaughter to qualified for the mark of organic but this is not really Islamic because its been stunned first, most of the meat we eat whether its factory farmed or organic has been stunned and is sometimes even dead before the halal slaughter making it once again…