Left Over Turkey? Make Turkey Stuffed Dough!

Many people try to look for new & inventive ways on how to re-purpose the left-over turkey from Thanksgiving!  One great idea we found is from Chef Nyela in Toronto, Canada: Step 1: Dough2 cups flour 1 tablespoon yeast ½ cup warm water (100 F) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup olive oil 2 eggs Warm milk (about 1 cup or as needed)DirectionsTo activate yeast, mix together the water, yeast and sugar. Let it sit until the mixture is frothy and bu … [Read more...]

Construction Costs for Mosques in Trump’s America

The aftermath of the election of Donald Trump for President of the United States has brought more attention to parts of the country, which for many have been largely ignored by mainstream media: Middle America. Some of the strongest support for Trump came from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Although they do not all fall under the category of Middle America, they do have very similar characteristics: Small towns, where many people are middle class, traditional family values, some … [Read more...]

Family, Homeschooling and Further Education – Can You Make It Work?

Whilst family should always come first, there may come a time when you need to enroll on a further education course, whether to improve your employment prospects or simply to broaden your mind. It can be hard juggling multiple commitments, and if you home school your kids, too, you will find it even more difficult. Despite the problems, many families can and do make it work, so if you are thinking of enrolling on a doctorate in nursing practice, here are some tips to help you complete your … [Read more...]

The Birth of a Nation: Film Review

Recently my friend, Nizar Ahmed and I had a discussion on facebook about the new movie by Nate Parker called "The Birth of a Nation" which is the story of a slave rebellion in 19th Century America led by Nat Turner.  Nizar believed the new film was a "remake" of the 1915 American Silent film of the same name (The Birth of a Nation) by D.W. Griffith, which was a pro-Confederacy, Anti-Black film which portrayed the Ku Klux Clan (the film was originally called "The Clansman") as a heroic force … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why I Support Colin Kaepernick

Embed from Getty ImagesCounting down to the number one reason why I support Colin Kaepernick and his right to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem.7. This is still a Free Country and everyone has the right to do or say whatever they want, as long as it is not "Hate Speech" and/or can lead to violence. … [Read more...]

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Why I Eat Halal Food (Part 1)

I started eating fully Halal when I was about 16 years old.  At that time most of my Muslim friends did not eat fully Halal and it was only after learning about Halal in Sunday school that I started to take it more seriously.When I was growing up in the 80’s and 90’s there were not many Halal restaurants in the Bay Area – except for one or two Muslim Chinese spots and a couple of Indian-Pakistani restaurants.  In those days, Halal eaters like me were happy to be able to eat meat outside of th … [Read more...]