Over the last several years, I've tried fervently to educate myself on the source of food by-products so that I could avoid ingesting anything that's not halal, but also to enjoy my favorite traditional and ethnic foods, only now with halal (permissible) substitutions. For example, I've learned to master my own chicken Parmesan, beef tacos and veal stew because there isn't a halal restaurant I know of who will serve it up the way I'm used to eating it. I have also gathered a small collection of trusted companies and stores that offer not only halal products, but ones that are also healthy for us. This has proven to be a challenge when it comes to things like sausages or veal meat because not only are they rare fare finds at halal restaurants, but few grocers provide a good variety of raw and/or deli meats (without all those unhealthy ingredients) from which to buy and make the dishes myself. My journey has taken me on a mission to re-create our family favorites of Puerto Rican, Mexican, Sicilian and all other types of Mediterranean dishes, while avoiding as much pre-packaged and low quality food items as possible. I've also gained the desire to make more foods from scratch, simply because then I am guaranteed to know more about what it is that we're eating.
The result has been simply delicious, simply pure, simply... halalAs the site evolves to showcase more topics on halal food and home, I hope you will enjoy and benefit from it as much as I enjoy creating it for you.