i have been published!

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For those of you that have read the ‘About Me’ section on here, you will know I actually work in the meat industry. It was a chance encounter with an editor at the Meat Trades Journal (the leading publication for the industry) that means I am now one of their regular bloggers! Yay!

All I was really after were some photos to use for my ‘Halal Conference’ write up… but instead I had an interesting conversation about guest bloggers on their website. And now I am one!

Here’s my first post. Please have a read and share 🙂



shout about halaleatout!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I apologise… I’m going to use the usual excuses of Ramadhan and work (it is true). I hope you can forgive me!

But I do have some exciting news… A little while ago I was asked to be a guest blogger on another site and now Ramadhan’s over and the eating has recommenced, here it is http://halaleatout.com/halal/its-not-fiction-its-pop-brixton/

Some of you will have already read it, but for those that haven’t please check it out. Plus you can find other interesting blogs and general halal info on the site.

Such an honour and lovely gesture of recognition to be featured on someone else’s page! Thank you to Juwel and the rest of the team for getting in touch 🙂

Some new material coming from me soon… I promise! Stay tuned 😉

fatburger winner!!!

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Congratulations to Saif for winning the Fatburger competition!! Woop woop! A meal for two will be on its way to you very shortly.

I look forward to seeing a photo of it!

To those who entered, thank you so much for taking the time to do so. All the entries were delicious! I’ve just got to find time to make them all now… Although I suspect that’ll mean new larger jeans for me!

But seriously it means a lot having others contributing to my blog, so please do carry on. Hope to hear from you all soon 🙂

fatburger competition!!!

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Hi guys,

I’ve got some exciting news…The lovely people at Fatburger have given me a meal for two to give away! I know… Yay!! 🙂

I would love to give you all the prize, but as I only have one I had a think about how I would choose. See who sucks up to me the most… Ask you all to cook me a meal and judge the best chef… Take bribes generally… All these ideas ran through my head, but I thought no I must be fair and it should be related to burgers.

So here it is… In order to be in for a chance to win the meal for two (if you’re generous you could treat someone, if you’re greedy you could just have two yourself!) you need to:

1. Follow this blog so I know who you are! How to do this – scroll right to the bottom of the page and enter your email address in the ‘Follow blog via email’ field. You will then receive an email with a link to confirm your subscription. If you’re on WordPress it’s even easier, just click the ‘Follow’ button at the top of the page and it’ll automatically know who you are 🙂

2. The fun bit… At the bottom of this post you should see a ‘Leave a reply’ box, please write your recipe for the ultimate burger in here! How would you cook the burger, would you add anything to the patty, toppings, sauce, bun… The whole lot!

If you don’t see the reply box, click on the ‘X Comments’ option in italics at the bottom of the post after all the tags.

3. There is no 3. That’s it!

I’m sure you’ve guessed it by now, but the best burger wins! Get in early in case someone steals your idea. Get following, writing and sharing! Competition ends on Sunday 28th June (exactly two weeks from now) and I will pick the winner shortly after.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Fatburger’s coming to the UK and it’s HALAL!

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You heard it here first guys (well I hope so anyway), Fatburger is opening its first branch in the UK in Camden and it will be 100% HALAL. I know why I will be obese by the end of the year!

So I was going to do my usual rhyming thing, something like ‘I could murder a Fatburger’ (actually that’s pretty good, I’m going to keep that one in my back pocket!). But I didn’t, because this story is so big that I had to get to the point…

It is currently scheduled to open in June this year, so not too long to wait, and will be situated on Jamestown Road, where Yo Sushi used to be right next to Byron. The burger competition is hotting up! Gone will be the days when we gaze defeated and salivating at everyone eating those delicious looking Five Guys burgers… Such a momentous day for us halals!

For those that don’t know (shame on you), Fatburger is a US burger chain much like Five Guys in that it is fast food, but the burgers are made fresh from lean beef (not like the cheap sloppy stuff you get at your local kebab shop, no offence to kebab shop owners). It was supposedly started in 1952 by a woman (woop woop!) and it now operates in 29, soon to be 30 countries around the world.

It has been made famous by American Hip Hop and RnB artists opening up their own branches, like Mr West, Pharrell, Montell Jordan and Queen Latifah… Magic Johnson also got in on the action.

Keep checking back here for the inside scoop and updates on what’s going on. Also I’ll hopefully have some delicious Fatburger prizes for you lovely people… I’ll see what I can rustle up! In the meantime… I wish you lovely juicy Fatburger eating dreams 🙂

Hope you guys are as excited as I am!

get your fix of halal pick ‘n’ mix

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Guys!! Great news… Morrisons has now started stocking halal pick ‘n’ mix! So get your asses there to show your support and make sure it’s here to stay!

For me this is a complete breakthrough… Firstly a major supermarket is stocking a halal product over the counter, not pre-packaged and is not afraid of any backlash. Instead the supermarket has realised the importance of catering for the Muslim community and respecting different diets.

Secondly… The Daily Mail (yes you heard me right) is celebrating the news… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3040047/Morrisons-halal-pick-mix-sale-Britain.html.

Now if I remember correctly, The Daily Mail was the newspaper screaming and shouting about the fact Pizza Express and others use halal chicken and do not openly advertise it. So the second victory (yay us!) is that The Daily Mail is happy about the news and putting such a positive light on it. Woop woop!

See you guys at a Morrisons somewhere 😉