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One day at a time

August 4, 2011
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Today’s post is a quick update on a few things. The holy month of Ramadan started a few days ago and I’ve been reading tweets and Facebook messages from all of my Muslim friends on how challenging it has been for them to fast. For those familiar, Muslims across the world abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, for 30 days during this month. It is a month of prayer, resilience, patience, and for many, a way to detoxify the body.

Considering it is Summer here in North America, the gap between sunrise and sunset can be almost 15 hours for most of us here. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

For those of you fasting, please do check out my Ramadan recipe series to get ideas on what to make for Iftaar. I hope to make a few more dishes over the next few weeks and add to the list.

In other news, I will be talking once again on the Minneapolis Farmers Market Fresh & Local radio show this Saturday at 8am on AM950. We will be talking about Indian food, using local ingredients, and I will also do an Indian spin on the veggie of the day with hosts Susan Berkson and Bonnie Dehn of Dehn’s Garden. I’d love it if you could tune in! If you can’t, I will be posting a recording of the show soon. Listen in to the last show to get a taste of what we’ll talk about.

Until next week, adios and have a great weekend!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2011 12:45 pm

    Amazing! I just posted on a Juice Fast we are doing, mentioning a quote from a friend that “Fasting is way of telling the body that the soul is in charge.”

    I guess we are tuned into our brothers and sisters across the world now celebrating Ramadan. May it help to usher in greater awareness, purity, truth and peace!

    • August 4, 2011 1:03 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Laura! Islam is a very scientific religion and most of our rituals have a healthful and scientific rationale. Ramadan was a means for us Muslims to de-link from food and drink and dedicate our time to prayer, self control and giving our body a time to recharge. Hopping over to your blog to leave a comment!

  2. August 12, 2011 1:47 am

    A very thoughtful post Sabera.

    All the best for your radio show.

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