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Zabiha Halal Iftaar Party

IMG_2434The blessed month of Ramadan is the busiest month of the year for Muslims, with all of us trying to juggle fasting and night prayers with our family and work commitments. This is where Zabiha Halal comes in with their new line of frozen products. When you are in a time crunch in Ramadan, what better to save time than to prepare and serve your family a delicious meal from Zabiha Halal’s range of products. We believe that Ramadan is not the time to spend in the kitchen, as we should be using our time wisely to increase our acts of worship. The best part about all of this is that Zabiha Halal has partnered up with Islamic Relief Canada for the ‘Do Good, Eat Good, Feel, Good’ campaign and proceeds for selected products go towards helping the needy.

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We had the opportunity to try out Zabiha Halal products for our Iftaar Party, which included the Puff Pastry Hors D’oeuvre’s Collection, Chicken Fries, Homestyle Hawaiian Pizza, Homestyle Pepperoni Pizza, and the Chicken Lasagna. We were pleased with how easy it was to prepare all of these products; just stick them in the oven, put the timer, and they were ready!

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The Chicken Fries were the perfect finger food and were a hit with all the kids at our party. We saw our two year old nephew with chicken fries in both hands and he was happily munching away on them. The crunch on the Chicken Fingers also made them a popular iftaar item with the adults. We served ours with ketchup and chipotle mayo and these made for ideal dipping sauces.

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The Puff Pastry Hors D’oeuvres Collection was our personal favourite. Each box consisted of 40 pieces in total, with individually wrapped packages inside with the four different flavours. The Fresh style puff pastry comes in four varieties: Buffalo Chicken (our favourite), Chicken Sausage, Cheese & Spinach, and Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese. These appetizers were ready in 15 minutes and were devoured by our guests in minutes! They were so light and flaky, and were the perfect size for appetizers. We highly recommend these. IMG_2435

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For the entrees, we served Chicken Lasagna and the Homestyle Pizzas. We absolutely loved the Chicken Lasagna. It had the perfect ratio of sauce, to minced chicken meat, to cheese, to noodles, and it was perfectly seasoned. The lasagna came out very easily from the container to serve: just flip it over from the container onto a plate and it came out clean.

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The Homestyle Hawaiian Pizza had smoked chicken strips and pineapple, and it was a combination that our guests found different, yet exciting. The Homestyle Pepperoni Pizza was a classic, and a kid favourite. Both pizzas had a generous amount of cheese and toppings, and were crowd pleasers.

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Overall, we found that Zabiha Halal’s frozen products were not only incredibly easy to prepare, but they were delicious and filling. The portion sizes were generous and justified the price. We salute Zabiha Halal for taking part in the ‘Do Good, Eat Good, Feel Good’ campaign, as consumers can feel good about their purchases as the donation will add to their good deeds.

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English Toffee 

Eid is just around the corner and if you’re like us, you probably like making a desert and taking it over to other peoples houses or serving at your own. 

We tried mating English Toffee and it turned out pretty darn good! Again, a fairly easy recipe and we found it’s enjoyed best after letting it settle overnight in the fridge.  

It may not be the most picturesque, but tasted really good! We hope to use a different pan for next time. 

Here’s the recipe: English Toffee


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Pistachio Bundt Cake 


We love baking and trying out new recipes. We had pistachios on our minds and wanted to bake a pistachio cake.  After a couple of attempts, we came across the following recipe that’s easy to make and super delicious!

Our apologies for the quick pic; it’s not the best. We didn’t wanna wait around, as we wanted to gobble up this cake right out of the oven. 

Here’s the recipe: Pistachio Bundt Cake


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Paramount’s Ramadan Donation Cookies

We first heard about Paramount Fine Foods’ donation cookies in the beginning of Ramadan. It took us some time but we decided to drop by and pick up a packet for $2. A dollar from each packet goes to Sick Kids Hospital. 

Gotta say they taste good and were finished within minutes! Please show your support and purchase their cute Ramadan cookies for a good cause!

If purchased towards the end of Ramadan, they will make an excellent present for the kids on Eid! 

Click on the following to find a location near you: Paramount Fine Foods – Locations


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Banana Pudding

We love trying out new recipes, especially if they’ve been previously tried & tested. We have tried many of Ikhlaas Hussain recipes in the past, so we instantly decided to try the Banana Pudding recipe that she shared. 

It was fairly easy to make, as it didn’t involve any cooking or baking. The ingredients were fairly easy to find as well. Since Loblaws is closeby, we picked up everything from there. 

It’s best if you make it the day before serving. The banana pudding was an instant hit! 

We encourage everyone to try it out!

Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Banana Pudding