I guest posted for Lubna over at Yummy Food (kitchenflavours.net) for her event Joy from Fasting to Feasting. Joy from Fasting and Feasting brings together Muslim food bloggers around the world, a successful event in it’s 7th year.
I made Date and Almond Overnight Oats, this is so delicious, great for suhoor keeping you feeling full and nourished throughout the day. Check out the full recipe and post here or a basic recipe below.
Date and Almond Overnight Oats (serves 2)
-1 cup rolled oats
-1 1/2 cups milk (I prefer almond milk)
-4 medjool dates (pitted and chopped)
-2 tablespoons chopped almonds
In a bowl, add in oats, almonds, dates and milk. Give it a good mix and set aside for a few hours or overnight.
I recently hosted a Ramadan Craft Party for the Cookie Monster and his friends. It aligned with two of the activities on our Ramadan Calendar, ‘make a masjid picture’ and ‘do a craft with a friend’.
I wrote about it on the My Ramadan Fun site, check it out here How to Host a Ramadan Craft Party.
Thank you to everyone that came out. I hope it was as much fun for you as it was for us.
On our Ramadan calendar today the activity was to play with some playdough. Not very Ramadanish, I know, but definitely a good activity to keep the little ones busy.
This recipe is honestly amazing, makes the softest most pliable playdough and I just had to share. This is a small batch recipe, the perfect amount for hours of fun. It takes 5 minutes and is a no cook recipe. What could be better than that?
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tblsp salt
- 1/2 tblsp cream of tarter
- 1/2 tblsp vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- Few drops of food colouring
In a bowl mix together flour, salt, cream of tarter and oil and add in the boiling water. This will be extremely hot, so mix carefully with a spoon until it’s at a manageable temperature. Add in your colouring and knead well until soft and smooth. Store in a ziplock bag or air tight container while not in use.
I’m attending an Iftar party tonight, all the way in Dallas, Texas. Yip, me, this Brisbane mum is heading to an Iftar in the US of A. How is this possible? It’s already after Iftar time and I’m right here snuggled under a blanket in the comfort of my house.
Great idea, isn’t it? Lail from With a Spin is throwing a Virtual Iftar Potluck and she generously invited me as well as other food bloggers into her virtual home for the night. Pop on over to her site to see what everyone is bringing.
I’m taking this, a rose flavoured… Falooda? Halwa? Panna cotta? Jelly? Phirni? Call it what you will, a rose by any other name would taste as sweet. See what I did there? Please tell me you get the Shakespeare | Romeo and Juliet reference.
This is a vegetarian soft jelly type dessert that was common at my nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) house at the time of Iftar. I’m not sure why it had pride an place during Iftar, but the cooling fragrant jelly was definitely a welcomed treat after a fast. You could have it for Iftar like we did at my nani’s or you could save it for a post-Taraweeh snack (dessert).
- 1 litre milk
- 1 1/2 tsp agar agar powder
- 1/2 cup rose syrup (rooh afza)
- 1 cup cream
- optional slivered almonds and saffron for serving
Place your milk into a saucepan on a high heat. Add in your agar agar and rose syrup. Stir this constantly. When the milk mixture starts to bubble and agar agar is dissolved add in your cream. Bring the mixture to a full boil and turn off the heat. Pour your mixture through a strainer into a dish of your choosing and set aside to cool. Top with almonds and saffron and place in the fridge for a few hours until set.
I can’t wait to see what all the other attendees are making. Such a pity I won’t be able to taste everything.
I have you intrigued, don’t I? Well, don’t get too concerned, it’s just a little play on words. Today, we decided to do a little Da’wah by sharing some dates and a little info about Ramadan with our Neighbours. We recently moved into our house and have been wanting to do something to say ‘Hey, we’re here, we’re new, we’re Muslim’. Life and a new baby put this on the back burner, but here we are, 6 months later and have found the perfect opportunity with Ramadan.
The idea of doing Da’wah with your neighbours during Ramadan is not new by any means, I’ve seen it posted on many sites/blogs before (like this one on myhalalkitchen and this one on muslimmatters), this coupled with our want for an introduction into the neighbourhood was the inspiration for this post.
Mr Munchies and I have been working on this for the last few days and I finally have the chance to share. Mr Munchies came up with a little Ramadan snippet and I prettied them up to create this free printable for all of you. Mr Munchies has a blog, did I tell you, he writes great stuff, make sure you check out his post about our Neighbourhood Da’wah.
There’s no thinking or writing required with these, just add some dates put it in a cute little package (or don’t, dates are pretty snazzy on their own), print, cut, attach and you’re good to go. In the photo above you’ll notice I personalised the tags we sent out, the printable version however is open for you to write something in as you please.
We were hoping to stop at each neighbours house and have a chat but a lot of them weren’t home. The few that were seemed very appreciative and took our date treats in straight away without reading the note, maybe we’ll hear more from them in the next few days.
Are you planning to or have you already shared something with your non-Muslim neighbours this Ramadan? If you’d like to use our printable click here, if you’re using this or something else, post a pic to my Facebook page, I’d love to see and I’m sure others would too.
If you’ve been following my posts you’ll know about my recent Ramadan Advent Calendar activity tickets. One of the activities was to create a Ramadan Poster, instead of making an actual poster I decided on creating some Ramadan Mubarak Bunting. I made bunting flags with letters, but left the rest blank so we could decorate it ourselves. If you have instagram, follow me here so you can be a part of all our fun advent calendar activities, here’s us decorating the bunting.
What do you think? Yes, nothing fancy, but having made it together is what makes it special. Since I like sharing, I’ve included the bunting here as a free printable for you all.
Of course, you could decorate it on your own, put it up as is or even print it on coloured or fancy paper, but if you have kids it’s a great activity to do with them. We made stripes, circles, squares and
scribbles squiggles. I used a whole punch in the corners, some wool to string through the flags and up it went with some blu-tak. Simple!
Warning: This bunting involves a lot of cutting.