Shami Kebabs

Shami Kebab

The other day, someone commented on a recipe of mine with the question of whether my cooking and dishes differ Ramadan to Ramadan, since Ramadan falls in different months every year, or if I find myself making the same dishes whether it is summer or winter. That question did get me thinking…did I change how and what I cook year to year during Ramadan? Continue reading

Ground Chicken Kebabs

Ground Chicken Kebab

Grilling season is here and with it, a slew of delicious meats, and verdant and vibrant salads. There are skewers of luscious meats; chunks and velvety ground meat, charred and juicy from the high heat of a blazing fire. Pieces of golden, glistening tandoori chicken, cubes of marinated lamb and even meaty, satisfying mushrooms. Summer salads are bowls of individual creativity. Each one is different and never the same a second time. Throw in fresh salad leaves, springtime vegetables or seasonal fruit, top off with a handful of nuts or seeds, and a crumbling of cheese, if desired. There’s no recipe needed; just imagination. Continue reading

Ramadan Favourites Roundup

Spinach and Feta Fatayer

Spinach and Feta Fatayer

Hello Friends! It’s that time of the year again; a most blessed and eagerly awaited time for the Muslims around the world: Ramadan.

Ramadan starts next week either on June 6th or 7th, depending on the new moon sighting. This is the fun part of Ramadan; everyone eagerly awaits the official word whether the moon has been sighted or not and whether we have to get up for our morning breakfast(suhoor) before dawn or we can sleep in one more day.

Yes, there are scientific methods of calculating new moons and such but where is the fun in that? Where is the fun of knowing EXACTLY which day we should start fasting 🙂 NO, we Muslims are a fun lot; we like excitement, mystery, living on the edge…. Continue reading