June 13, 2014

Last weekend, we ended up at that market in the city where we buy our beef bacon. Each time we go, Khaled ends up finding some sort of adventurous food item to introduce to the children. The first time we went, he brought home rabbit. Last weekend, he brought home bone slices. I can’t remember what he called them, but he was super excited. I asked some general questions and Khaled explained that these were the shin bones of the… Read more

May 27, 2014

Last Week, the My Islamic Life Page over on Facebook reached 250 likes. So, as promised – another recipe! Today, I’m thinking of something savoury and simple.  Egyptian Style Beans.  Now, I don’t know how other Egyptian families make their beans, but when my sister-in-law came to visit us, this is how she taught me and this is how Khaled eats it. 2 cans of beans – I use an equal amount of Fava and Chickpeas 2T Olive Oil +… Read more

May 10, 2014

We are a family in mourning. I am a woman in mourning. As a child growing up Christian in the Mid West, at an appropriate age I was indoctrinated in the rituals of mourning. Your loved one dies.  Everyone gathers in a central location.  People bring food.  They call on the phone.  They come over at all hours of the day.  They stay the night so you are not alone. Your religious leader calls on the family. Time is spent… Read more

March 11, 2014

Right after my Pre-Hijabi Swimwear post, I received many website suggestions.  This was such a relief and help!  Honestly. So, I’m sharing, because that’s what we do.  We Share. The First, is a Beautiful shop on Etsy. JanLucDesigns.  This shop is AMAZING.  The designs were inspired out of necessity. I went home and searched online for modest swimwear. Everything I found was either too oversized, too conservative, too expensive or just plain ugly! I decided to put my years of… Read more

March 4, 2014

Last weekend, I was talking with Kate and Pea about our upcoming extracurricular activity scheduling.  Class times and locations had changed, and I wanted to make sure that everyone was up to speed and there wouldn’t be any big surprises…no tears because I hadn’t warned them etc.   While we were talking about these changes, I casually mentioned that if there was open swim time available between classes, we should take advantage of that opportunity.  Pea mentioned that she would… Read more

February 14, 2014

I feel loved. 🙂 This is the anti- basboussa recipe.  This is for the people who like their basboussa like a fluffy cake.  For the noobs. Also, for me.  I don’t like my sweets tooo-too sweet, and this version I really like.  With the inclusion of coconut it really gives it a little something extra.  Again, from the fridge, with my coffee for breakfast – the second day. Basboussa – The Light and Airy Version 1 1/2 c Semolina (We… Read more

January 30, 2014

So, over on facebook, I posted this status update on January 27. Kristina ElSayed January 27 Yesterday, MyIslamicLife on FB reached 200 likes. — feeling blessed. Shortly after posting this photo of a bag of Rice Semolina that Khaled brought home. The Post that Sparked the Post Discussions ensued over on FB when it was cross posted, and several people requested the recipes. This morning, the page reached 210…and then before I got back home to share the recipe, 211.  Sadly, I don’t… Read more

January 26, 2014

I’m linking up with Blog Lovin.  Are you there?  I’ll figure it out soon, but if you have any tips, please share! <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/5997825/?claim=tggcq85w7md”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> <meta name=”p:domain_verify” content=”80e22e21e06edcd7cf9dc64b2cf8bebc”/> Read more

January 24, 2014

  While we were on vacation, we went to this Amazing Moroccan restaurant.  I’ve never had Moroccan style food before, and didn’t know what to expect.  I thought it was just a little twist on the usual Middle Eastern Fare, what Mr. Fox would describe as comfort food.  I remember that I ordered something with couscous.  I have no recollection of anything else that we ate aside from the Moroccan Mint Tea and the Harira Soup. Once we returned home,… Read more

January 21, 2014

So, before Christmas I wrote about changing up our holiday season.  I bought the workbook, I did the work, I talked with my people and we implemented some changes.  By doing this workbook, I was also able to help a lovely family (comprised of a born Muslim, a Convert and a young child) come to a compromise about celebrating some aspects of the holiday without infringing on their beliefs. In short, this holiday season was a WIN. Here’s what happened…. Read more

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