Chef Muslima

Bored? You want to serve up something “out there”? How about some shark? Here is a yummy recipe that you can throw into the Tagine! Great to serve for parties and even better for an intimate meal with the family! I ...

Halal Food Series – Fried Calamari, Restaurant Style

Craving for crispy fried Calamari? Yeah. Just like in the restaurant? Let me show you how! Here is what you need:1 lb (2.2 kg) fresh large calamari / squid sour cream OR plain yogurt Dry mixture: flour + baking soda (1/2 tspn)+ salt + pepper ...

Halal Food Recipe Series: Fast and Cheap Recipe From the Busy Muslim Mama (actually it’s really just for her!)

FAST – CHEAP – AND YUMMY : SPICY EGG BALADO Phew! Allhamdullilah it’s Saturday!  Ya Allah what a crazzzy week it’s been.  Hair pulling (or I should say Hijab pulling) Omg can you stop talking and your homework done? to cooking ...

Halal Food Recipe Series: Sosis Solo

Loosely translated as Solo Sausage, actually Sosis Solo is not a kind of sausage at all. It is a traditional snack of meat dish wrapped in a soft egg roll sheet. The name itself was probably derived from its city ...

Halal Food Recipe Series: Indonesian Muslim inspired “Beef Jerky” alias “Empal Goreng”

Sallam! For those living in the USA it is a long weekend!  Monday is Martin Luther King’s day so its an excuse to get out our cutting boards and aprons and make this very traditional Indonesian dish for yourself and your ...

Halal Recipes Series: Risol

Alright. It’s super cold in Raleigh NC. And I have been sick for the last couple of days…Subhannallah, just last week the weather felt like spring and this week back to winter freeze! During cold months cravings for ‘happy food’ ...

Halal Food Recipe Series: Apple Crumble

What you need are: 7     green apple, peeled, cut and sliced 2     table spoons caster sugar or fine sugar 90g  plain flour 1       tea spoon ground cinnamon 100g cold butter and chopped 15g   soft brown sugar 50g  oats 2      table spoons corn flour 1/2   cup chopped ...

Comfort food the Muslima way.

So, I hope everyone has come back from having a great Idul Adha Celebrations.  I know I did.  Allhamdullilah! Great food, great company! Unfortunately, as the weather in the Northern hemisphere, specifically on the East Coast of the America’s the ...