Entries by Noor Salem

Mouthwatering Stuffed Bell Peppers

by Noor H. Salem Last week, we discussed wonderful benefits of bell peppers, as well as several ideas to incorporate them into your diet more often. While they don’t carry the spotlight, bell peppers are incredible sources of Vitamin C. Along with that, they carry anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, fiber, and disease-fighting properties. As mentioned, here’s […]

The Benefits of Bell Peppers

by Noor H. Salem Although they are a part of the nightshade family along with other peppers, don’t be deceived by the name; bell peppers are not spicy whatsoever! In fact, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are slightly sweet, especially when they are cooked. They all work remarkably well with chicken stir-fry or topped […]

Healthy Habits for a New Year

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist A new year just rolled in, and so did the long list of resolutions for many people. One of the top resolutions the majority of people have has to do to with a better diet. There’s no doubt everyone wants to be healthy, but the road to getting there […]

Rice: To Eat or Not to Eat

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Many people avoid eating rice assuming it’s extremely unhealthy. While white rice is stripped of its nutrients, and lacks dietary fiber, thus is not very satisfying, brown rice is on the other end of the spectrum. Brown rice carries a number of minerals, and is high in dietary fiber. […]

Sumac and Spinach Omelet

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Last week we talked about the remarkable health benefits found in the sumac spice. I shared tips on how to add it to your meals, and below is one of my latest favorite: my brother’s unique sumac and spinach omelet. It has a mouth-watering tangy taste, and the subtle […]

Spice Spotlight: Sumac

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist If you are acquainted to using salt and pepper to spice your food, I advise you add a little plot twist to your cooking. Spices, as I’ve previously discussed, can carry remarkable health benefits, such as anti-inflammation, preventing cancer, and even aid with digestion. I enjoy adding ginger, rosemary, […]

Exotic and Energizing Salad

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Many times when we hear salad, we instantly visualize a few slices of tomatoes and cucumbers on a bed of iceberg lettuce. In my humble opinion, a salad could, and should, be beyond just that. A salad can be made into an exotic fruit and nut flavor, or be […]

Eat this Daily, a Cure for All Diseases

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist I’ve received numerous complaints from clients that the most thing they disliked about trying to live healthy lives is the restricted feeling of many diets. Instead of giving them irrational meal plans and restrictions, I enjoy recommending them to simply crowd-out. By that I mean, I have them include […]

Remarkably Healthy Mashed Potatoes

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Many people are quite aware that boxed mashed potatoes are extremely junky. If you don’t happen to know this, I’m advising you now: mashed potatoes from a box is not food! Food in your diet should include meals that are contributing to better health, and high in vitamins and […]

Delectable Antioxidant Bursting Dip

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Last week, we covered seven of an innumerable foods overflowing with antioxidants, and the health benefits of each. As mentioned, below is the delicious dip bursting with a variety of antioxidants, all with one goal: to grant you better health. In this recipe, I’d highly recommend you soak the […]

7 Amazing Antioxidant Bursting Foods

Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist It’s the season for flus and colds, and besides eating food to strengthen your immunity, I’d highly recommend increasing your consumption of high-antioxidant foods. You’ve probably seen many marketing tactics convincing you the food you’re purchasing has many antioxidants. If you’re not familiar with them, antioxidants are substances that help […]

Why You Should Avoid Apple Orchard Treats: Apple Ginger Cake

Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist It’s almost the winter season, and caramel apples, apple cider, apple donuts, and many more apple-full treats are now greeting us at super market doors. It’s also the season of apple picking, leading many out to the apple orchards with their friends and family. While it’s exciting to make a […]

Beets: Why You Should Eat Them More Often

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist You may or may not be familiar with beets, a root vegetable that looks similar to turnips. Beet root is one of the many superfood items I cover in my book, Sunnah Superfoods. It has been mentioned in the sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and today […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist The cold winter season is right around the corner, and with that the season of hot chocolate, pumpkin pie lattes, and chicken noodle soup is here too. However, don’t allow the cold to be the cause of you reaching for junky items to keep you warm and cozy. Sure, […]

Creamy Pumpkin Lentil Soup

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Last week I’ve discussed many remarkable benefits of pumpkin, a food eaten by the beloved Prophet (pbuh). I’ve mentioned the famous pumpkin macaroni and cheese story, and finally, the recipe as well. Since winter season is around the corner, I thought it’s best to share this delicious soup recipe […]

Did Someone Say Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese?

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Pumpkin season is back, and I’m here to finally share the pumpkin macaroni and cheese recipe. if you’ve attended any of my lectures, workshops, or purchased my book, you already know the story behind the pumpkin macaroni and cheese. I once made my little sister, Layan, homemade, organic macaroni […]

Biryani: To Eat or Not to Eat

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Biryani has become a favorite food item of many, whether it’s pepper-less or extremely spicy, it has hit the menu of many restaurants. While it can be a healthy dinner meal, it can also be full of unhealthy fats, genetically engineered ingredients, and ingredients not very promoting to your […]

Dealing with Leftover Bone Broth

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Last week we covered the benefits of lamb, since it’s the Eid Al-Adha season. Making mansaf requires the use of the bone broth, but there will be a remaining portion to deal with. This recipe below is another wonderful and delectable meal your family will adore. It’s high in protein, […]

What Should You Cook Your Eid Lamb Into?

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist The blessed days of Dhul Hijjah just came to an end, with the start of Eid Al Adha. Many now have lots of lamb in the freezer due sheep slaughtering on Eid. There’s no better way to use that lamb than to make homemade mansaf, a popular Palestinian dish. […]

Scrumptious Ginger Cookies

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist I’ve come across many clients who are frustrated when avoiding gluten or dairy due to limited options, especially when it comes to desserts. I’ve had a family member excitingly purchase ginger snap cookies, since they were gluten free. It took me a minute to skim the ingredient list to […]