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Nigerian Jollof Rice

In today’s post we travel to Africa, Nigeria specifically, to enjoy a rice dish. Oddly enough rice isn’t big in Morocco though you’ll find all sorts of rice dishes around Africa and the Middle East. This recipe is from Sadaf who blogs at My Culinary Adventures where you can find some great recipes for Ramadan and beyond. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Enjoy! My in-laws are of Indian origin but spent nearly three decades of their lives in Nigeria before moving to the US around fifteen years ago. Like his brothers, my husband was…

Brunei Pisang Goreng {Deep Fried Bananas}

Today’s post is from my friend Stacy of Food Lust People Love. I was so excited that she and I had the chance to meet in person this May when I was in Dubai. Stacy graciously escorted me around to show me some of the sights and delivered me to the airport. I was excited when she chose to share this banana recipe as it’s one of the things I discovered from a street vendor in old Dubai. Basically, they’re delicious! You can connect with Stacy on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  You May Also LikeDining Like a Local…

Emirati Harees {Savory Chicken and Oat Porridge}

Today’s post comes from Tarana Khan an expat mom living in the UAE. She blogs at Sand In My Toes, where you can drop by to read more of her parenting and other adventures! You can also catch up with her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Tarana grew up in the Emirates and has plenty of Ramadan memories. One of the things I noticed when I was visiting Dubai this May was the lack of traditional Emirati cuisine. Fear not, Tarana to the rescue! I grew up in the United Arab Emirates, and have spent many seasons of Ramadan here.…

Libyan Sharmoula {Tomato and Cucumber Dip}

Today’s guest post is from Kaloud “Kay” of A Crafty Arab. I first learned about her site several years ago when few bloggers were talking about Ramadan. She is a Libyan American artist who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab culture. I have to admit I’m not nearly as creative as she is when it comes to crafts but am always inspired to try something new with the kids when I visit her site. Today she’s sharing a Libyan recipe for sharmoula. If you’ve ever wondered “how different can Arabic really be from country to country” this…

Iranian Estamboli Polo (String Beans with Rice)

Today’s guest post is from Vicki Garlock the publisher of Faithseeker Kids. I was anxious to see what Iranian dish she would recreate because Persian food is one of my favorite cuisines. I also was excited to have Vicki onboard with this project because her outlook on religion, life, and raising children falls so closely in line with my own. It’s rare that I find people so actively engaged with churches, who are willing to be open to discussion of other faiths. You can connect with her on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.  I am so excited to share this Iranian/Persian…

Lebanese Shorbat Adas {Lentil Soup}

Today’s post is from Marie-Claude Leroux of Marie’s Pastiche. She is a French-Canadian blogger living in Nova Scotia and writes about exploring world cultures with kids. This year her family took on the mission of learning about Lebanon, making her addition of lentil soup for this project a perfect fit! You can connect with her on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.  Our family has been virtually exploring a country (or region) and its culture every year for ten years. This year we headed to the Middle East to spend some time exploring Lebanon. Since we know little about Islam,…

Indonesian Kolak Pisang {Sweet Potato and Banana Desert}

Today is the first recipe day for the around the Islamic world food and travel extravaganza. Todays’ post comes from Becky of Kid World Citizen.  She’s a mom, blogger, and amazing woman! Enjoy today’s post from Indonesia.  Indonesia is not a country we hear a lot about, yet it is the fourth largest country in the world after China, India, and the US. In addition, the country with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia. My kids and I wanted to learn a little more about Indonesia, so we took out both nonfiction books and some funny folktales. Then I asked…

Digging into the Islamic World this Ramadan

Digging into the Islamic World this Ramadan

Just what do I mean by “digging in?” Why, food of course! Ramadan will be starting in some parts of the world today (and tomorrow for other countries) and as the most important month in the Islamic world I try to do something special each year. Last year I created a meal plan to help those who were too busy to do their own planning. The year before I held a 6 week webinar series on preparing and benefiting during the month. So what is it this year? I wrote a post in the beginning of the year focusing on…