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Convenient and Halal This Ramadan

By Yvonne Maffei, May 31, 2017  |  More Posts by Yvonne Maffei

 

Updated May 31, 2016

Yvonne Maffei is a food writer, recipe developer and publisher of www.MyHalalKitchen.com, a blog showcasing culinary tips and healthy halal recipes. 

It’s hard to believe that Ramadan is here once again. Preparations have already begun in my kitchen where I’ll need to be ready for the particularly long day of fasting that ensues when Ramadan falls in the summer season. There are menus to be made and shopping lists to be created. Healthy, hydrating and light dishes are ideal for Ramadan so that’s what’s on my family meal plan for the entire month.  

During the daylight hours of Ramadan

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What’s New? Paleo-Friendly Mayo and Eight More Summertime Picks

By Whole Story Editors, May 30, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We’re kicking off June by rolling out new summer staples from grilling essentials like a Paleo-friendly marinade and cooking sauce to crowd pleasers such as a creamy dreamy burrata cheese to a must for any road trip — dill pickle almonds. Stop in our stores to try these latest faves. 
 
Primal Kitchen Mayo Meet your new go-to for sandwiches and salads, made with cage-free eggs, avocado oil and vinegar from non-GMO beets. Plus, there’s no dairy, soy, canola, gluten or added sugar. 
 
Monterustico Piemonte Rosso Wine Our Master Sommelier Devon Broglie selected this summer sipper. "Amazing quality from one of the best producers out there. Intense
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Easy and Delicious Options for Ramadan

By Paige Schilt, May 30, 2017  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Updated May 30, 2017

Whether you’re observing Ramadan or simply looking for convenient and enticing eats, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals. There’s an array of vegetarian and meat options to choose from, and the meats are from animals that are vegetarian fed and raised without antibiotics.

Frozen Bowls and Entrées

When time is really tight, freezer meals to the rescue! Saffron Road offers an international selection of halal bowls and entrées. Here are just a couple of our favorites:

Frozen Fish Bowls. Available in Lemongrass Basil Fish with Rice Noodles, Thai Red Curry

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How to Buy a Sunscreen Plus 4 Picks for Summer

By Whole Story Editors, May 25, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

sunscreens in sand

We’re excited for the beach days and backyard BBQs, but spending more days outdoors calls for a boost in skin protection. There are seemingly zillions of sunscreens on the market, and we want to help you choose the one that's right for your family. Here, we shout out our favorites.

How to Shop for Sunscreen

There are two types of sunscreens to choose from: physical and chemical. They work in different ways.

Physical Sunscreens

Physical sunscreen ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are sun-stable minerals that deflect and scatter UV rays. They sit on top of the skin, so they start working immediately

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Rotisserie Chicken: Classic Dinner, New Flavors Each Month

By Alice K. Thompson, May 23, 2017  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

 

Kansas City BBQ Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is the hero of short-cut dinners. Pick one up and you’re three quarters of the way to a quick-and-delicious meal, whether the chicken is the center of the plate or shredded ‭for a hearty sandwich, salad or stuffed potato..

Our new Featured Flavor program makes it even more enticing to pick one up by offering birds in chef-inspired flavors for a limited time. ‭This month: Kansas City BBQ, a ‭deliciously sweet-and-spicy rotisserie chicken full of classic barbecue tang and smoke. ‭We paired it with Smokey Collards for a classic home-style combo. (Bonus: When you ‭buy the bird and the side you get a $1 off.

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