Ramadan reflections


The first time I fasted I was 18. I remember the splitting headache more than anything—always the headaches. Hunger I can manage, but the headaches are the ones that knock me down. I remember rushing home and preparing a massive dinner of Kraft Dinner, sandwiches, and a bevy of other dishes. And then, much to my surprise, I was barely able to stomach it. I was shocked to find that my stomach had shrunk its capacity during my fast.

From then on I was a bit more conservative with my iftar dinner. Continue reading “Ramadan reflections”

The Beauty of Food – Part 1

Food is beautiful—and I’m not just saying that because it’s Ramadan and I’m fasting. I’m saying that because I’m passionate about food. Food is more than something you eat. Good food can heal wounds and disperse dark clouds. It can unleash our inner creativity, spark our imagination and help us live better lives. And, of course, it can taste amazing. Continue reading “The Beauty of Food – Part 1”