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A Winter Food Diary: Dulce de Leche Apple Strudel

This apple strudel is a show stopper, and it takes little effort to make!My version of apple strudel is an easy recipe anyone can put together!  It is a simple homemade apple pie filling, wrapped in readymade puff pastry, speckled with sliced almonds and Demerara sugar, baked to a golden crisp and finally drizzled with dulce de leche and a simple glaze.The best part?  Your home will smell like all things that remind you of the holiday season.The other best part?  This is a mostly hands off recipe, the hardest part being dicing up some apples (or just buy some apple pie filling!)This strudel makes a great gift for friends and family, porch drop offs and virtual coffee dates with...

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Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude

Counting your blessings, noticing the simple pleasures of life, and simply acknowledging all the events in your life are ways of practicing mindful gratitude.  Gratitude can sometimes be misunderstood as solely focusing on the good in your life and ignoring all the curve balls life can throw at you. On the contrary, the beauty of gratitude is being in constant awareness of what you have been given, good or bad, and how one can benefit and learn from the positive and negative aspects of this dunya (this world). Here are a few ways that can help in practicing gratitude: Keep a Journal: As we’re only human, it can get hard to remember all the special moments in our life. Documenting...

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A Beginners Guide to Fall Fashion

Fall is a unique season where we take the opportunity to vamp up our closets with rich colors and expressive prints. Since fall fashion is naturally a little more elevated than the warmer months, we are pleased to introduce Nsreen from @thedailynsreen, who will help us seek out comfortable pieces that still offer that polish look we crave this season. How to Style: ​Solids: Solid print hijabs are a go-to for all seasons, but they’re especially essential during the Fall season. We tend to wear thicker tops + coats and veer towards solid hijabs to accommodate all the extra textures! Chiffons are a great Autumnal hijab choice since it can keep a gal cool against all the added layers the...

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A Fall-Inspired Food Diary

Fall is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited! The chill in the air (yay for sweater weather!), the beautiful hues of the foliage, and pumpkin spice everything- what’s not to love? So in the spirit of our favorite season, we are introducing Henna from Chai and Churros to share recipes from five Muslimah bloggers who are bringing their A-game when it comes to autumn inspired recipes. Let’s get started! Creamy Pumpkin Soup - Hijabs and Aprons Source: Hijabs and Aprons Autumn and soups go hand in hand, so it only makes sense to create the ultimate fall soup- pumpkin soup.  Leena, the creative behind Hijabs and Aprons, has shared a fool-proof recipe that is both packed with flavor and straightforward....

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Autumn Recipes You’ll ‘Fall’ in Love With: Birthday Tart

With the warm summer breeze behind us, and the crisp Autumn air quickly rolling in, now is the perfect time to turn on our ovens and cozy up with some of your delicious Fall favorites. We wanted to start this unique segment by honoring our Autumn birthday ladies with a birthday tart recipe. You’ll be feeling all the Fall vibes with this scrumptious dish made by Unab from Piece a’ Cake! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour unbleached, keep a little extra for dusting 3/4 cup almond flour  1/2 tsp kosher salt  8 oz unsalted butter  1/2 cup powdered sugar  1 large egg 1 large egg yolk Instructions:  In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, almond flour, and salt....

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