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    Post-Ramadan Survival Guide


    By Lobna Mulla, MAS Tarbiya Director Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes One week after Eid, many of us are back to our routines of eating during the day, sleeping through the night, and feeling, well, not as spiritual as we felt during Ramadan. What can we do to reap the most benefit from last month’s… Continue reading »


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    Ramadan Bites 28, 29


    Ramadan Bites 28, 29 Nut Roast and Pumpkin Casserole     Image courtesy of http://www.redonline.co.uk/ Nut Roast Nutritional Benefits: Olive oil is high in antioxidants (preventing free radical cell damage) and monounsaturated fats (good fats). It has also been mentioned in the Quran many times, “And (We brought forth) a tree issuing from Mount Sinai which produces… Continue reading »


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    Ramadan Bites 26, 27


    Ramadan Bites 26, 27 Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry Mushrooms in a Creamy Garlic Sauce     Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry Nutritional Benefits: Cauliflower is from the cruciferous vegetables that have cancer fighting properties, particularly due to the sulfur compound, sulforaphane. This also improves blood pressure and kidney function. It is high in vitamin C, K,… Continue reading »


  • Ramadan Bites 24, 25


    Ramadan Bites 24, 25 North African Couscous Tiger Shrimp Curry North African Couscous Nutritional Benefits: Peppers are high in vitamin B6, E and C, (important for the immune system and skin). They contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits). (Chilies provide similar nutrients) Peppers also contain Lutein important for eye health…. Continue reading »


  • Ramadan Bites: 22, 23


    Ramadan Bites 22, 23: Spicy Fish Cutlets Fresh Fig Salad Spicy Fish Cutlets with Tamarind Date Sauce Nutritional Benefits: Haddock is an excellent source of protein (This delays stomach emptying, keeping you feeling fuller longer, prevents spikes in blood sugar levels, and requires more calories to metabolize than carbs, helping you to lose weight.), very… Continue reading »


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    Ramadan Bites 19, 20, 21: Salmon, Beet Soup, Stroganoff


    Ramadan Bites 19, 20, 21: Salmon Fillet with Caper Sauce Beetroot Soup Stovetop Stroganoff Salmon Fillet with a Caper Sauce Nutritional Benefits: Salmon is full of so many beneficial nutrients that, I like to include it in my diet as often as possible. Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein and omega-3 fatty… Continue reading »


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    Keep Your Eyes on the Prize – 3 Tips for the Last Days in Ramadan


    By Lobna Mullah, MAS Tarbiya Director Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes As we strive for increased worship and heightened spirituality during these last days and nights of Ramadan, it is important to stay on course. While some are having to plan for Eid logistics, others are already planning for their post-Ramadan food adventures, while others are… Continue reading »


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    Ramadan Bites 16, 17, 18 Cali Date Shakes, Okra & Chicken, and Hi Protein Savory Muffins


    Ramadan Bites 30 wholesome, nutritious recipes to incorporate into your diet for 30 days By Hanifa Hameed Diwan, Registered Dietitian hanifa01@gmail.com California Dreaming Date Shakes Nutritional Benefits: Dates are an immediate source of glucose after the fast, high in fiber, which allows slower release of energy. High in B vitamins needed for energy production, as… Continue reading »


  • Ramadan Bites 13, 14, 15


    Ramadan Bites 13, 14, 15 Asian Inspired Wild Rice Very British Turkey and Watercress Salad Spicy Cabbage and Beef Stew 30 wholesome, nutritious recipes to incorporate into your diet for 30 days By Hanifa Hameed Diwan, Registered Dietitian hanifa01@gmail.com Asian Inspired Wild Rice Nutritional Benefits: Wild rice is actually a grass which is very high… Continue reading »


  • Ramadan Bites 10, 11, 12


    Ramadan Bites 10, 11, 12 Veggie Kabobs Salmon with Olives Watermelon Salad 30 wholesome, nutritious recipes to incorporate into your diet for 30 days By Hanifa Hameed Diwan, Registered Dietitian hanifa01@gmail.com Veggie Kabobs with Tomato Basil Sauce Nutritional Benefits: Olive oil as mentioned previously, is high in antioxidants (preventing free radical cell damage) and monounsaturated fats… Continue reading »