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Meme says ...
Love this article
08/10/2011 5:44:35 PM CDT
MZ says ...
Thank you for a great article. Now we have an additional reason to go to Whole Foods! Thank you Whole Foods for celebrating Ramadan with us!
08/10/2011 5:50:59 PM CDT
Hope says ...
Thank you Whole Foods Market for opening the eyes of many and helping others to celebrate their culture. It is sad that many people are blinded by the word Muslim. Your store's are providing food and recipes for many cultures & religions. All cultures & religions make specific foods to celebrate their holidays. I'm not Muslim but I know in my own home certain holiday dishes are make because of ethnic and religious tradition. I personally look forward to trying the recipe in your article. I learned something new just by reading it.
08/10/2011 6:50:59 PM CDT
Sarah H says ...
Really happy to see this !!!
08/10/2011 10:26:06 PM CDT
David says ...
I have to take exception with how you are dealing with the issue of Halal foods and the Ramadan holiday. While I'm Jewish, I have to stand up to your lack of cultural sensitivity towards to Muslims. A corporation's obligation to the community is not only about sales, profits and folding to the intolerance of a few within the majority-- we have to only look back a few decades in human history to see where this can lead. You have a strong moral reputation and I would encourage you to rethink your recent actions. While your headquarters may not have sent orders to treat Muslims as second class citizens, it is still your obligation to reverse one of your region's actions and to make clear that this will not be tolerated. May I respectfully suggest that you immediately send a communication to your stores to put up a display promoting Ramadan foods, much as many stores do during the Jewish High Holidays and Passover. It is said that we must all stand up for each other when our rights are trespassed upon, for if it is left to happen to one group, then no group is ultimately safe from bigotry and intolerance.
08/11/2011 8:11:21 AM CDT
M. Yousuf says ...
Thank you for the Ramadan Special and Thank you for standing by your Muslim Consumers. Thank you Whole Foods for continuing your support by carrying Halal Food options in your stores.
08/11/2011 10:30:50 AM CDT
Ayse says ...
Certainly will try the date recipe...
08/12/2011 9:45:14 AM CDT
Ikram says ...
Thanks so much for the great blog and for recognizing your Muslim customers. Hope to see more Halal products in your stores in the future. Keep up the great work and I'll certainly be shopping at your store more often!
08/13/2011 6:00:18 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
I will have to visit Whole Foods more often now that I know I can buy Halal Food. Thank you for making it easier for us :)
08/14/2011 1:43:54 PM CDT
RA says ...
Thanks for suggesting a refreshing new twist on some age old Ramadan traditions. I am really excited to try some of your halal food options. Thanks for all the great ideas on this Ramadan blog. Please keep up the good work!
08/14/2011 3:56:37 PM CDT
MRK says ...
I went out and bought the Saffron Road entree when I first found out Whole Foods was carrying this halal product last year. It was actually very good! I am a regular whole foods customer (i buy raw honey from Whole Foods, which has the biggest selection of raw honey). I want to commend Whole Foods for stepping up and recognizing a holiday celebrated by a quarter of the world's population! Thanks!
08/16/2011 3:09:25 PM CDT
salwa says ...
I am so appreciative of Whole Foods supporting halal and organic products! I have been in search of halal chicken broth for years- I will absolutely go out of my way to go to whole foods from now on!
08/17/2011 10:46:07 AM CDT
Melinda says ...
these are some wonderful ideas to try. Thank you
08/17/2011 7:58:45 PM CDT
Matthew says ...
<strong>Answered by CQ-jj</strong> I am shocked to hear that the executives at Whole Food has succumbed to the demands of few bigots who have no tolerance for other cultures. The actions your executives have come to take in regards to pulling down Ramadan promoting signs from your stores is a pure indication that your executives do not have the strong character to hold such positions and is an indication that they belong to the opposite end of the moral spectrum. Whole Food will lose a large market share of Muslims and Muslim supporters due to your unethical and bigot conduct. I, myself, will ensure that Whole Food suffers the consequences of your bigoted decisions by ensuring that all people boycott your store and products. Thanks to the social networks that have made such task an easy one. I will be visiting Whole Food stores tomorrow, not to shop, but simply to look for Ramadan promoting signs and failure to find any will mark the beginning of an ugly marketing battle against Whole Food. I am extremely disappointed by the weak response and atrocious decisions your executives have taken by pulling "Ramadan" promoting signs.
08/25/2011 11:31:44 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Ima Good suggestion! It really depends on your taste buds. Often times yogurt, especially thick, creamy Greek yogurt is a great substitution for other creamy ingredients and provides a great deal of protein and flavor while avoiding some fat and calories. I've used Greek yogurt in place of creme fraiche before and found it to be a great substitution!
08/26/2011 12:30:58 PM CDT
Eliza says ...
Enjoyed the article sister! I enjoy cooking so much more during Ramadan and my husband certainly appreciates all the 'special' food I prepare. Will definitely try the date recipe you posted as this is how we usually break our fast.
08/27/2011 10:06:41 PM CDT
Islam says ...
A big thanks to Whole Foods for recognizing that there are many American Muslims who go virtually unnoticed in the business world.
08/29/2011 4:10:28 PM CDT
Zaufishan says ...
This is great! Always a fan of halal recipes and eco-blogging, I really enjoy Yvonne's take on multicultural celebrations and food. I tried the medjool dates with orange zest: l-o-v-e-d it! Ramadan blessings to all viewers and Eid Mubarak from England. The Eco Muslim (:
08/29/2011 5:10:46 PM CDT
Beula Quigley says ...
Nothing against the article, but I disagree with a couple of points to some extenct. I'm probably a minority though, lol. Thanks for sharing.
11/16/2011 4:21:25 AM CST
Dilman Yasin says ...
I came across your blog and website via pinterest.. and I am so glad that I did!! I am a fellow Muslim and am excited to be spending it making foods every day to break our fast. This is my first year as a maried couple living on our own and not having to rely on mother or mother in law. So I am always looking to find different foods and options.And I LOVE Whole Foods!!! All of their selection and variety is very helpful.
06/13/2013 10:37:46 PM CDT
Victor Sanchez says ...
This is great news. I am sure that after I tell the people in my mosque they will love to go shopping at Wholefood during and after Ramadan for some good halal food. Thank you for this big step .
07/05/2013 6:33:27 PM CDT

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