Food

Denmark’s Zabiha Ban

RIYADH, Feb 23 – Denmark is likely to lose millions of dollars in trade and tourism revenues following its ban Monday on slaughtering animals in accordance with Islamic standards.

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February 27, 2014

Advice Column: Honey, Good or Bad?

Question: Is it true honey is a bad sugar for you? I switched to zero calorie sweeteners instead…

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January 23, 2014

Advice Column: Low Calorie Bread?

By Noor H. Salem blackbeanbrownies.wordpress.com Question: I found a 35 calorie toast bread brand at the supermarket and decided to switch from the regular toast I used to buy. Are there certain brands better than others I should look for? Answer: Bluntly, if a bag of bread is advertising for 35 calories, I’d throw it […]

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December 5, 2013

Advice Column: The Truth about Honey

Question: Is it true honey is a bad sugar for you? I switched to zero calorie sweeteners instead.

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November 21, 2013

Advice Column: Is Eating Lettuce Pointless?

Question: Everyone says that lettuce is not worth eating because it has no benefits. I always thought that it was a good choice.

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November 7, 2013

Advice Column: Instant Soup

By Noor H. Salem, TMO blackbeanbrownies.wordpress.com Question: I run off to work and never have time to prepare lunch.  I found instant noodle soup cups that are prepared by adding boiling water. They have chicken flavors and vegetables in the soup. Is this a good idea for a mid-day lunch?   Answer: Quick meals, high-speed, […]

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October 31, 2013

Advice Column: You Mean Salt isn’t Really Bad for Me?

By Noor H. Salem blackbeanbrownies.wordpress.com Question: Am I supposed to avoid all salt in my foods to really achieve a healthy life style? Answer: Believe it or not, you shouldn’t omit sodium completely from your lifestyle. Strictly avoiding sodium in your diet could actually have reverse effects including lightheadedness and dizziness due to very low […]

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October 24, 2013

Advice Column: Does Everything I Buy Need to Be Organic?

I’m trying to let me kids eat healthier and I’m getting confused what I need to buy organic? Does everything with an organic label mean it’s healthy? How about produce?

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October 17, 2013

Redistributing Wealth on a Local Level: Possible

How to avoid waste in America

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October 17, 2013

Advice Column: Exciting New Fries at Burger King?

Question: I was excited when my son brought SatisFries form Burger King with 40% less fat. Are these good options compared to the regular junkies at fast food chains?

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October 10, 2013

Advice Column: Kids and School Lunch

Question: It’s back to school season and I’m facing difficulties convincing my children to eat healthy. I can’t control what they eat during lunch at school.

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September 12, 2013

Advice Column: To Drink or Not to Drink?

I would never recommend you purchasing any protein drink from restaurants or fast food chains.

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September 5, 2013

Advice Column: Smoothies: Good or Bad?

By Noor H. Salem blackbeanbrownies.wordpress.com Question:  Last week you mentioned the smoothies from McDonald’s not being a great choice. I always thought they were better to drink than pop and get it with my daily lunch. Can you explain why I shouldn’t? Answer: Last week I elaborated on the benefits of home cooked meals, but […]

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August 29, 2013

Advice Column: Losing Weight

By Noor H. Salem, tmoquestions@gmail.com blackbeanbrownies.wordpress.com Question: While trying to lose weight and cut fried food, I decided to start frying in olive oil or sometimes vegetable shortening instead. Is there any health concern or is it healthier?  Answer: Good choice on trying to cut fried food from your diet, it’s a positive step towards […]

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June 30, 2013

Advice Column: Organic Food

When shopping for fruits and vegetables many have heavy amounts of pesticides and chemicals, so you’re better off purchasing organic.

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June 20, 2013

Noor Salem Advice Column: Lasagna Replacement

I really love lasagna but I know it’s not too good for me. Can you help me find a replacement?

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May 23, 2013

‘Traces of Pork’ Found in UK Prison Food Served as Halal

Supplier of meat pies and pasties to prisons suspended after FSA informed of contamination

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February 28, 2013

Hamtramck Celebrates Thanksgiving with Interfaith Clergy

A police officer sounded his siren, magnified his speaker voice and pulled over a driver just minutes before a crowd talked “turkey” about reducing crime, building bridges and the commonly-held mandate of Jewish, Christians, Muslims and Buddhists, among other faith traditions to “love God and neighbor.”

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November 29, 2012

Flint Islamic Center Hosts Bazaar

Flint–April 28–The Flint Islamic Center hosted its Spring Bazaar Saturday from 2pm to 8pm, providing a venue for Muslim businesses to sell to Muslim customers.

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May 3, 2012

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