• Chef Stories: Fatima Ali

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Fuelled by an intrinsic passion for food and cooking, Fatima Ali left her home town in Pakistan to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. After high school, as her friends were applying to Ivy Leagues, up to five…

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  • Dates: The Forgotten Superfood

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Zéna Butt Several years ago, if I had written down ‘chia seeds’, ‘goji berries’, ‘agave syrup’, ‘acai berries’ etc., chances are you would have no idea what I was talking about. Today however, these superfoods have become synonymous with health food aficionados and foodies…

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  • A Date to Remember

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Aliya Zaidi Ramadhan is the season of dates. Even if you don’t eat dates at any other time of the year, it’s pretty likely you’ll be eating more than a few in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It’s something we all remember…

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  • Ramadan Tent Project

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Maryam Abbas Imagine; after a long day at work or university you’re sat under the stars with nothing but a tent above your head, an evening summer breeze blowing past whilst you take a sip of water and break bread with the stranger next…

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  • Ramadhan Routine: Aamer Anwar

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Aamer Anwar & Sharmeen Ziauddin Iftar: What I like eating at Iftari is absolutely everything that I can. It starts of with a spicy chick peas, samosas, kebabs, pakoras, chapattis, parathas and mango juice. Then after a few days you realise we’re fasting, this…

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  • Ramadhan Routine: Azhar Mahmood

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    Azhar Mahmood & Sharmeen Ziauddin Iftar: I try and avoid fried foods generally, especially whilst I’m training. For Iftar I always open my fast with dates and water, along with some channa chaat (chickpeas) and fruit chaat (fruit salad). I’ll have dinner which is usually grilled fish or chicken with lots of vegetables and a…

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  • Ramdhan Routine: Norman Musa

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    Norman Musa & Sharmeen Ziauddin Iftar: Like many Muslims I normally start with dates as they have high levels of natural sugar and are full of vitamins. I tend to follow up with rice which is a staple food for many Malaysian’s and of course this has to be accompanied by a delicious Malay curry…

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  • Ramadhan Routine: Myriam Francois-Cerrah

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    Myriam Francois-Cerrah & Sharmeen Ziauddin Iftar: I’ve spent a lot of time in the Arab world, my husband is Turkish so we eat a mixture of food. I always open my fast with a date – Palestinian sourced of course, and water. I like to eat things that aren’t too heavy as I get super…

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  • My Foodie Life: Anj Baig

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    Aliya Zaidi Fitness fanatic, Anj Baig is an award-winning personal trainer and owner of Pure Muscles Gym. Earlier this year, Anj, along with his younger brother, Moses, starred in Gurinder Chadha’s Desi Rascals, a new reality show, chronicling the lives of modern British Asians across West London. I caught up with Anj to chat about…

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  • It's a date

    July 2, 2015 doozielabs

    Komal Lalwani With thousands of different varieties of dates available, it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start! Here’s a little crash course on everything you need to know about dates… Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits, grown primarily in the Middle East and Northern Africa. They thrive in the…

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