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Ramadan recipes: Egyptian grandmother’s old school kunafa

Believed to have originated in the Levant, kunafa is said to have been introduced to what is now known as Egypt during the era of the Fatimids.
 
However, if you spent any time at all in my grandmother’s household, you would think that she herself invented the deliciously crunchy dessert, she is such an expert.
 
She often tells me of how, when growing up in Cairo, she would purchase the dough from a street-side man swirling the batter round and round on a drum-like furnace made of clay.
 

Hunger pangs? Top 7 Ramadan pre-dawn satisfying snacks

Fasting from dawn-to-dusk in Ramadan could leave you exhausted, and as you are what you eat it’s time to get the low down on what foods will give you long-lasting energy.

 

Ramadan recipes: Enjoy hot, crunchy traditional Indian pakoras

By Uwe Micheel | Al Arabiya | 16 Jul 2014

Pangs of hunger are no stranger to Muslims marking Ramadan with dawn-to-dusk fasts and at the end of each day, you may find yourself running out of ideas for delicious and filling snacks. If you find yourself at a loss, why not cook up some Indian pakoras - crunchy, hot and flavorful fried vegetables.

 

Top 5 heart-warming Ramadan soups to begin your iftar

Source : Al Arabiya | 08 July 2014

This year the holy month of Ramadan falls in the summer, making fasting a tough task for Muslims, who abstain from food and drink until sunset.

As the body loses liquids during the fast, Muslims need to rehydrate themselves after Iftar to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Soup, a traditional dish at Iftar, adds variety to every table during the holy month of Ramadan. With its many different types and flavors, it’s not only a delicious tradition, but also offers many health benefits.

 

A Delicious Trifle

By Dina Samaha / 2 Jan 2013

A trifle is a very delicious dessert. Sweet, creamy, with the added fruit and sponge-cake, it is an ideal dessert after a heavy meal. And if you like fruits, jelly and custard in your dessert, trifles will accommodate it.

The best thing about trifle is that it’s easy to make. It doesn’t need you to be professional chef, in all cases this dessert can be made successfully without any previous experience.

While there are many different trifle recipes, most trifles conform to the basic structure of sponge cake, jelly, fruit, custard, whipped cream and, optionally, grated chocolate.

 

Six reasons magnesium is an essential supplement for well-being

Source : Natural News / 25 Dec 2012

Magnesium has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved with over 300 metabolic functions within our bodies. Yet, everyone who relies on commercially farmed, depleted topsoil crops is magnesium deficient. Organic crops have considerably more magnesium content than what Big Ag can offer.

 

Ramadan recipes: Harira

Source : Selma Roth | Arab News
Jeddah | 17 Aug 2011

Harira is a very popular Moroccan soup, mixing chickpeas, lentils, lamb and celery with spices as turmeric, cinnamon, and saffron. Traditionally, it is eaten to break the fast in Morocco during Ramadan, as the soup is gentle for the empty stomach and full of important vitamins. In Saudi Arabia, it is one of the main soups in Ramadan as well, along with lentil soup and soup with oats. Harira knows many versions — such as with beef, chicken, or vegetarian, or with beaten eggs stirred in at the end — so it definitely suits any taste!

 

Ramadan Recipes: Sambusak (Samosa)

Source : Selma Roth | Arab News
Jeddah | 03 Aug 2011

The month of Ramadan is a month of fasting and spiritual reflection. It is also a month in which family comes together. The breaking of the fast, or Iftar, usually occurs with family and starts with eating dates and drinking water or Qahwa (Arabic coffee). After that, some families go to the mosque to pray Maghrib, after which the main meal is served, while others have the meal directly after sunset. The breaking of the fast comes with several traditional Iftar-delights. Sambusak is probably the most popular dish in Saudi Arabia.

 
 

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