Yvonne Maffei, M.A., is the publisher of MyHalalKitchen.com, a halal food and cooking blog showcasing culinary tips and healthy halal recipes anyone can make. She is also the author of the cookbook Summer Ramadan Cooking which was published in 2011 to showcase the food rituals of Ramadan and the variety of global cuisine that can be made halal.
Incorporating healthy halal substitutions into any dish is the main highlight of Yvonne’s work because of her own quest to seek out halal alternatives for the traditional recipes and other classic favorites she grew up eating.
Her world travels and culinary research have led to her forge out a career with her greatest passions- cooking, writing and teaching- and the blog seems to be the perfect forum to educate anyone with an open mind to the diversity of flavors. People of all backgrounds enjoy the recipes and the conversation brought to the table through her blog, cooking classes, demos and presentations on eating healthy and cooking halal. Yvonne is currently working on a second cookbook and writes a monthly cooking column for the UK-based Sisters magazine. She resides in Chicago, IL.