Watermelon Salad with Fried Halloumi & Basil

Basil Watermelon & Fried Halloumi Salad

It’s Part 7 of the Real Food Ramadan series! (Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6 over here!) We’re more than halfway through the month and I’ve miraculously avoided indulgence of the usual Ramadan suspects. They’re coming after me in full force too, with their proponents whispering, “one won’t do any… 

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Real Food Ramadan Starts With Papri Chaat


“Are you breaking your diet in Ramadan?” The first question my mom asked me when we started talking about preparing for Ramadan. Unfortunately, Ramadan is a time where most of the 2 billion Muslims in the world throw health and nutrition out the window. It’s too hard, we tell ourselves. Or it takes too much… 

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Quail with Ancho Chile and Roasted Garlic Recado


Growing up my mom would always make roasted quail for dinner parties. They always freaked me out. With their pink and blue bodies, sometimes with feathers still left intact. I literally thought my parents were feeding us our backyard robins. But recently, I started branching out in my animal consumption, not to mention animal body… 

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