Food & Health · Recollections & Reflections

Revisiting an old goal – perhaps a start of something new?

So, I know I had written in an earlier post that I wasn't going to make resolutions this year (like, specifically on January 1st, which would then end 4 weeks later). But I actually have. One in particular, which anyone who has talked to me for more than 5 minutes can guess, is health-related. I'm… Continue reading Revisiting an old goal – perhaps a start of something new?

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A little less cake, but a lot more cows (that are alive)!

Hello, hello, hello, my readers! There has been a change in my life that has to do with this blog, well, at least the title of this blog. And since I hate living two lives, I feel I must update whomever is reading to quell my conscience. While my love for cake I hope shall… Continue reading A little less cake, but a lot more cows (that are alive)!

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On the importance of memoirs

I just finished reading Leila Ahmed's A Border Passage last night. For those of you familiar with Leila Ahmed, you're probably thinking "Oh no!" or "Right on!" For those unfamiliar, Leila Ahmed is a controversial figure within Islamic Studies scholarship. Or maybe just with Muslims. I don't know. I honestly haven't really read too much… Continue reading On the importance of memoirs

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It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

Ramadan will begin this evening and thus, tomorrow will be the first fast of this lunar year for many Muslims living in North America. I now live in the land of calculations (i.e. ISNA), so I know for a fact my first fast will be tomorrow. But whether one follows the moon- sighting or not,… Continue reading It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.