Posts Tagged‘ramadan’

Visiting Some Old Favorites

On the weekends I usually take a little more time to prepare larger meals and favorite foods.  For me during the week it’s just too hard to keep up and I’m usually too tired for any major cooking after a day at work.  I try and circumvent a lot of this stress by cooking a little more on the weekend and freezing food to use during the week.  If this isn’t a technique you use I highly recommend it.  Just about anything can be frozen from breads to soups, desserts and baked goods.  If you don’t use your freezer but…

Summer Bounty

Todays’ meal plan is going to be short and sweet.  I have guests coming this weekend and a prep work to do for next week as well as a few new recipes to test out.  How are you doing?  How have you liked the food so far?  In the coming weeks I will be trying to add a few more original recipes in however I don’t experiment too much during Ramadan.  No one wants to fast all day and then end up with food that isn’t so great when you can eat! For tomorrow; Suhoor: This is tried and true…

Ramadan Day 5 Meal Plan

We are almost through the first week of Ramadan, and I’m not sure about you but time is going a lot faster than I thought it would!  Today I want to share a few articles from the internet that I have found interesting and beneficial during this Ramadan.  If you’ve been overloaded with all this Ramadan talk as a non-Muslim I wrote an article for Multicultural Familia talking about the basics of this holiday. If you are observing the fast or are just a curious person Productive Muslim is a great resource and has a sister site of Productive Ramadan.…

Eat Your Veggies!

If you’re fasting this month are you making sure to eat enough fruits and vegetables?  Last month American Muslim Mom posted a story that many Muslims actually GAIN weight during Ramadan.  How can that be?  For many after a day of fasting the foods that fill the table are fried or sugar laden.  The recipes that I have selected to share this month in meal planning I have attempted to balance so that they are not only the treats that many associate with Ramadan. Make sure your suhoor and iftar table are full of fresh fruits and veggies! Suhoor –…

Avgolemono and Veal Meatball Soup

For as long as I can remember the only thing on my bucket list (the list of things to do before you die) was to have a passport full of stamps.  That technically means there’s more than one thing on the list because gathering all those stamps would involve a few trips.  I got my first stamp at 15.  I can remember when my passport came in the mail, and this just goes to show how big of a dork I am, I must have opened it and gone through the pages 20 times.  When I went through passport control…

The Ramadan Table..A Little Early {Harira}

Whew!! I have spent a better part of the weekend working on a little blog makeover.  So…what do you think?  (PS if you say you hate it I will ignore you…just kidding!)  I think my eyes are crossed but I am happy with how things look, although I’m sure to make tweeks as I go.  But seriously I do want to know what you think! Now that I’m all set up it’s time to get back to posting.  The weather here is still dismal at best and I’ve found myself continuing to make the staples of warm winter comfort food…

Cheese Briouats

It would be highly unlikely to find this recipe on a table in Morocco.  It’s origins are in the Middle East, mostly Turkey or Greece where there is plenty of cheese consumed!   This is a fast and easy appetizer or great accompaniment to a big bowl of soup.  As the weather here turns cooler I am looking forward to lots of soups. Ingredients 1 package of filo dough (I love this one).  8 oz Greek Feta 8 oz shredded mozzerella 2 eggs beaten 1 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 tsp pepper melted butter to brush between layers 1 egg yolk beaten…

Chebekia

A staple in Morocco for Ramadan is the chebekia a flavored cookie that is fried and then soaked in honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  I love these cookies but they are a little difficult to make.  I attempted to extract the exact recipe from my mother in law but they don’t measure anything and they also make these in HUGE batches – and by huge I mean about 10-15kg at a time.  Because they are so time consuming many families will get together to split the work and then share the bounty.   I’m going to use Christine’s recipe to…