Cookbook cover for MY HALAL KITCHEN: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration

MY HALAL KITCHEN: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration

Yvonne Maffei

July 12, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1572841741


Yvonne Maffei is the founder of the hugely popular cooking blog and Islamic lifestyle website She has earned a vast following in the United States and internationally, including a Facebook page totaling nearly one million likes. Born in Ohio to Sicilian and Puerto Rican parents, Maffei developed a love of many diverse culinary styles. Between her B.A. and M.A. in International Studies at Ohio University and trips spanning the globe, Maffei honed her cooking skills and ability to adapt a wide range of cuisines to her family’s dietary customs. Her recipes specialize in adhering to halal standards while also focusing on all-natural, organic ingredients. She currently lives with her family outside Chicago, IL.

This is the first mainstream cookbook that demystifies halal cooking and shows readers how easy it can be to eat halal every day. Aimed at North American Muslims and their loved ones, MY HALAL KITCHEN collects more than 100 recipes from five different culinary traditions, proving that halal meals can be both diverse and accessible. Home cooks will learn to make classic favorites, such as Beef Pot Roast, as well as international dishes that previously may have seemed out of reach: Coq without the Vin, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Chicken Tamales, to name a few.

The book also includes resources that break down the basics of halal cooking and outline common non-halal ingredients, their replacements, and how to purchase (or make) them. As Maffei points out, the halal lifestyle dovetails beautifully with current trends toward living holistically and using locally sourced, organic ingredients. Literally every part of the farm-to-fork cycle has significance in halal. This book is not just a must-have for Muslims everywhere; it’s an ideal resource for any home cook looking to find delicious and healthy recipes from around the globe.