BABY’S FIRST FOOD

Baby’s first food is really important and too often , for convenience sake ,w e impose our culture food on these pure sweet little creatures.Their taste buds are not corrupted like our and they are satisfied with pure whole food tastes without frying and fancy sauces, though the use of herbs and spices can be introduced for health benefits.

Whole Food, Baby Food

Whole Food, Baby Food

firstly i would say whole foods, everything from scratch, observe and document if he likes sweet spicy sour etc foods, do not force him to eat things he doesn’t like

by sweet i mean fruits, dry fruits , honey, not sugar foods

by spicy i mean onions, ginger chilli only little bits

by sour i mean lemon, citrus
try him with different grains whole grains;brown rice, wheat, millet, quinoa
diary is not necessary

protein, not meat every day, try him with diary pulses, nut milk and meat and fish a couple of times as week and see what he likes

please let me know

our biggest mistake as parents is we try to enforce our taste on to children rather than taking into regard the best nutrition for their temperament, this is learning curve for me to , so please bear with me

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RAMADHAN RIDERS.

“I love Ramadhan, its really puts things into perspective masahllah, we get to see how fantastic and strong the brothers are who fast all the 30 days, do taraweeh, work and some hard core nutters like Deen Riders go on 26 k walks while fasting. I admire men for their physical stamina and streI love Ramadhan, its really puts things into perspective masahllah, we get to see how fantastic and strong the brothers are who fast all the 30 days, do taraweeh, work and some hard core nutters like Deen Riders go on 26 k walks while fasting.I admire men for their physical stamina and strength mashallah, no wonder they are the protectors over women and children.I naively used to think all older sisters who had stopped their menses fast, this is not true, tooooo many of them are sick mainly through obesity and diabetes, heart diseases relative to being overweight thorough out their life, in community where people are tooooo polite to tell them that they are fat, so not all of them are fasting right now.May Allah help us all and increase ALL the fantastic brothers who fast all the days in everything that is good in this life and jennah ameen, may Allah help us all ameen to be better people at the end of this blessed month ameen.  Mashallah, no wonder they are the protectors over women and children.I naively used to think all older sisters who had stopped their menses fast, this is not true, tooooo many of them are sick mainly through obesity and diabetes, heart diseases relative to being overweight thorough out their life, in community where people are tooooo polite to tell them that they are fat, so not all of them are fasting right now.
May Allah help us all and increase ALL the fantastic brothers who fast all the days in everything that is good in this life and jennah ameen, may Allah help us all ameen to be better people at the end of this blessed month ameen.
I wrote the previous comment on Facebook and was accused by a nin hijaabi Asian Muslim sister of “internalized misogyny”.
This is my reply.
May Allah help the Muslim feminists over come their ignorance ameen.I am aware that you do not know me at all, anyone who does know that I am one of the foremost advocates for Islamic women’s rights.You have failed to explain what you meant by “internalized misogyny”. I can see by your stance that you are typical of Asian women who have just woken up to feminist ideology and not progressed beyond that,I am not married, I do not dependent on a man for my protection and alhmdulilah.However , when we sisters do FEED THE NEED, feeding the homeless on the streets of Central London going out on the streets of Central London in the evening, I feel alot more relaxed knowing that there are brothers with us to physically protected against if need me, I respect them for that maash’allah. I travel to safe places with my mother. I am far from a pathetic female who has been blessed by Allah with many dynamic abilities that could be attributed to male or female roles. However and this is a big however, Allah has given man one degree higher than woman, whether you like it or not, most men are physically stronger than women. It is your rebelliousness against Allah word and your unconscious westernize feminist indoctrination that makes you think they way your do, Ramadhan is agreat time for looking at where we need to improve our outlook, may Allah help you to be a more balanced human being and all the Muslims including myself ameen

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CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET-FIRE IN BABYLON

It’s interesting and necessary to show the world that women and men who love food and love cooking  and are absolutely foodies, refuse to be marginalized into the kitchen without an opinion, have they not learnt yet that the kitchen is the place of meeting , around the camp fire around the heated pot , communing , watching , reflecting and pondering what is going on, “wha tis going on”?

INSPIRING TO WORLD RELATIONS, RELATIVE TO RIGHT NOW, PLEASE WATCH THIS CLIP!!!!!!Yesterday I had the privilege of watching FIRE IN BABYLON, history of the west indies cricket team , who played like gentlemen till they were viciously inducted by the Australians team, into art of fast bowling.

The West Indies had naively thought that cricket was a gentlemen game, after the Australians showed them differently , the West Indies realized the gloves were off.Kerry Packer later had a little word in their ear and told them they needed to be more profession and assigned them a personal trainer.

Equation< African physique + 500 years of oppression via Transatlantic slave trade and dehumanization in Caribbean + enduring positive spiritual outlook, connected to teh One God +physical training= by the Grace of The Almighty, a team that smashed it up! And kept on smashing it up where ever they went internationally.

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Alhamdulilah it was political, it was spiritual and if you have been blessed with the ability to pick the sense form the nonsense you will insha’allah be inspired well and truly by the history of this amazing team, its worth buying the full DVD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbaI9xeMU-A

Viv Richards, my kind of man

Viv Richards, my kind of man

 

P.S.If Viv Richards is Muslim I would certainly considered being one of his wives :) what a warrior maash’Allah!!!

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RAMADHAN – Brother love

I love Ramadhan, its really puts things into perspective masahllah, we get to see how fantastic and strong the brothers are who fast all the 30 days, do taraweeh, work and some hard core nutters like Deen Riders go on 26 k walks while fasting.I admire men for their physical stamina and strength mashallah, no wonder they are the protectors over women and children.I naively used to think all older sisters who had stopped their menses fast, this is not true, tooooo many of them are sick mainly through obesity and diabetes, heart diseases relative to being overweight thorough out their life, in community where people are tooooo polite to tell them that they are fat, so not all of them are fasting right now.May Allah help us all and increase ALL the fantastic brothers who fast alla teh days in everything that is good in this life and jennah ameen, may Allah help us all ameen to be better people at the end of this blessed month ameen

deen riders

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RAMADHAN- PERIODS OF NOT FASTING

 

In the Quran Allah [The Exalted](God) says:
“He [Allah] did not place upon you, in the religion [Islam], any hardship.”
We are not supposed to unduly suffer where we can help it. According to Sh. Muhammad al-Hassan Wali al-Dido al-Shanqiti and translated by Suhaib Webb, the Shariah states there are 7 types of hardship mushaqa, 4 of these are specific to women; menstruation, pregnancy, child birth and irregular vaginal blood flow. These hardships all produce vaginal fluids that are not the irregular white vaginal fluid that is considered by islamic fiqq law, as pure.

So let’s talk about menstruation or as some of my younger sistars call it “reds”, the time where we are not legally allowed to pray .So why would we fast at a time where we are not allowed to pray the formal fard compulsory prayers?
Because it’s related to purity. As a woman you cannot fast unless you are pure, meaning free from impure vaginal discharges. Not all vaginal discharges are consider impure.
However once a month the womb discards it’s nutrient rich and toxin containing lining and the egg/eggs that are not fertilized. Along with this excrement as also the toxins in the blood stream from poor diet, pharmaceutical medication, exposure to toxins in the air and toxins from interaction with technology. A woman loses about 2.4 tablespoons of fluid. About half of menstrual fluid is blood. This blood contains sodium, calcium, phosphate, iron, and chloride, depending on the temperament of the woman and her consumption.
Contrary to common opinion the menstrual fluid obviously contains toxins, the womb lining is not only full of nutrients preparing for the impregnation of the embryo, it also contains any drugs, alcohol, medication, hormones and anti biotics.Dis-eases like AIDS and addictions like crack or heroine, pass from the mother to the bay in the women via the womb lining.
Anything the women is consuming will be transferred via the womb lining .The less nutritious the diet; excessive red meats, excessive diary, fried food, processed food, bleached white refined starchy carbohydrates, junk food, alcohol, the worst, heavier and longer the periods will be.
Nutritionally psychological its normal ,after a period of abstinence fasting dieting restricting food intake, that the animalistic nature of the body will binge at the first opportunity. In this time where we are not fasting rather than use it as an excuse to binge on the stuff we haven’t been eating, let use it as a time to dose up on loads of good stuff ,like fruits veggie smoothies as well as a few naughties, but keep the cakes crisp etc in serious moderation.

Iron Rich Foods
Foods that are high in iron to help increase the production from the blood loss,

Calcium Rich Foods

Calcium Rich Foods

Foods that are high in calcium and finally this poster for foods to eat  for people with anemia is also productive.

Anemia Preventatives

Anemia Preventatives

Many  beneficial to self wonderful smoothies, salads and soups can be made with those sun fired natural ingredients.

 

Further Reading

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-studies/some-ramadan-rulings-for-women-sh-muhammad-al-hassan-wali-al-dido-al-shanqiti/
http://www.health-science-spirit.com/menstrual.html
http://social.jrank.org/pages/515/Prenatal-Development-Prenatal-Environmental-Influences.html

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Halal and Tayyib

In the UK organic meat is stunned before slaughter to qualified for the mark of organic but this is not really Islamic because its been stunned first, most of the meat we eat whether its factory farmed or organic has been stunned and is sometimes even dead before the halal slaughter making it once again not really Islamic. so that why people like myself and dr katme are campaigning for people to eat less meat but better quality truly halal and tayib meat.

alhamdulilah I love animals, I believe they have a right to a good life, to be ethically reared, however as a Muslim I do believe that we are allowed to eat meat, I believe in mercy slaughter like the film avatar, the animal has to be killed in the quickest human way possible and the sacrifice of its life, so that we can eat meat, must be respected and appreci-loved

http://halaltayyibmeat.com/

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WORST FAKE FOODS -MSG THE SILENT KILLER

MSG stands for  mono sodium glucamate.

This is a white powder, its a  processed flavor enhancer that can be found in particularly Oriental food, restaurant food, any food to make it more “moorish” meaning you want to eat more of it because the MSG can be additive.

MSG The Silent  Killer

MSG The Silent Killer

 

It’s in most processed and restaurant foods .its in salad dressing, crisps, crackers, hot dog sausages, processed meats, dips, frozen meals, soups and more.

msg

In 1959, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeled MSG as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS),10 years later a condition known as “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” entered the medical literature, describing the numerous side effects, from numbness to heart palpitations, that people experienced after eating MSG.

It has been linked to various health issues, such as: brain damage, liver inflammation, learning disabilities, obesity, headaches, nausea, asthma, change in heart rate and various other diseases.

The health problems of  MSG is another good reason to stop eating out and learn to cook, because that way you know whats going in your food. To any restaurateur, if your food is good enough people will come back because of the food not because of the addictive poisons drugs you are adding in that are not necessary :)

USEFUL READING

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/21/msg-is-this-silent-killer-lurking-in-your-kitchen-cabinets.aspx

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Karimah’s Cook Book

Some great smoothie, soups and salad recipes in this book, maashallah. Winner of  Gourmand best Arab Cook 2013 book, Paris, France . Available From Amazon and lot of other web sites and good books stores internationally.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heavenly-Bites-Best-Muslim-Cooking/dp/1847740316

Karimah's Cook Book

Karimah’s Cook Book

 

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Karimah’s Cook Book

Some great smoothie, soups and salad recipes in this book, maashallah. Winner of  Gourmand best Arab Cook 2013 book, Paris, France . Available From Amazon and lot of other web sites and good books stores internationally.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heavenly-Bites-Best-Muslim-Cooking/dp/1847740316

 

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RAMADHAN GET READY – Freezer Clean Lobster.

In the process of getting ready for Ramadan, cutting fruit, herbs, bagging  and freezing stuff for smoothies, soups etc. It’s also worth having a look to see what old stuff is lurking in there that needs to be eaten…Guess what ? We found a lobster, with no idea of how to cook it we found this wonderful Step by Step video from our fellow Essex boy- friend Jamie Oliver.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/videos/how-to-prepare-a-cooked-lobster

If you don’t feel confident to cut it on your own, phone a friend for moral support if this is a first tie experience. like it was for Queenie and myself.

There's  Lobster in our Kitchen

There’s Lobster in our Kitchen

You have to cut down the back from between the eyes all the way along the tail, its quite simple really.

Lobster Cut Minus Stomach & Intestine

Lobster Cut Minus Stomach & Intestine

Finally with a good bit of banging you crack the claws and then decide how you are going to eat it.We decided to go Mediterranean vibes; olive oil, garlic, loads of oregano and basil, black pepper on a low heat  in a casserole on the hobb. Put the lobster on top of mix and cook slowly for 15 minutes to get the lobster infused with the flavors.Before serving drizzle with lemon juice or apple cidar vinegar .Ideally eaten with a nice salad if you want to loose weight or nice bread if you don’t care about your weight or digestion.

Lobster Crack Claw

Lobster Crack Claw

Lobster is like prawn but more meaty and chewy, it is simply complimented with olive oil, herbs, black pepper,garlic and steamed.

Lobster Finis

Lobster Finis

 

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