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Quick and easy when the clock’s tikking  Looking for an excuse to indulge in some fiery Mexican flavour? How about simply because you Mexi-can! We’ve taken inspiration from our succulent Sliced Tikka Chicken Breast and applied a tasty twist to an old Mexican favourite, with a little help from a trusty panini press of course. We’re calling it the Haloodies Tikkadilla – so sit back, relax and savour the flavour!  The Shopping List HALOODIES Sliced Tikka Chicken Breast Tortilla wraps Sliced onion Tomato salsa Halal cheese (grated) Fajita spice (cumin,

Guaranteed to pinch a little pizza your heart Ahh the good old pizza. It’s naughty, it’s not so healthy and why is it SO expensive? That’s if you manage to track one down in the first place – a well-made Halal pizza can be tricky to find in your average high street restaurant, but help is on hand. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a panini press! At Haloodies, there are few things we love more than reinventing our favourite dishes. OK, we’d be lying if we

As tasty as it is toasty  The panini is undoubtedly one of the most versatile snacks available anywhere in the world. Whether you’re after a tasty winter warmer or a lightweight lunch in the sun, there are few things better than sinking your teeth into a toasted ciabatta packed with all your favourite fillings. Now, thanks to HALOODIES Chargrilled Chicken Mini Fillets, you can enjoy a healthy take on a lunchtime classic that tastes amazing and leaves you feeling better than ever! We’ve gone for a classic selection of mozzarella,

Guaranteed to put a fiery spring in your step  The sun is back and it’s time to snack! The spicy chicken wrap is a staple part of fast food menus around the world and is THE go to snack when you’re looking to counter your cravings with flavour and convenience. With our Hot ‘N’ Spicy Haloodies2Go, you can finally give up the grease and create your very own Halal taste sensations using even the most basic of ingredients that you’ll find in most fridges. We’ve gone with a flavourful garlic

From packet to plate in under 10 minutes At the risk of sounding like we’re flogging an old cliché, it’s true that salads don’t have to be boring. Equally, healthy doesn’t have to mean unappetising and creating amazing taste doesn’t have to be difficult. Don’t believe us? Why not rustle up this simple-yet-satisfying low-calorie lunch in the office and see for yourself! Warning: please be aware that you may develop serious cravings for crispy, homemade croutons coupled with succulent chicken breast after trying this dish – Haloodies accepts no responsibility

We couldn’t resist talking about roses this month.  Not as a commercialised display of romantic love but as a hypnotic, intense perfume and flavour popular in many parts of the world but underused in cooking here in the UK.  There’s no denying that rose buds and petals look poetic —flush, violet and crimson on a plate — but they aren’t just decoration, or just for sweets and drinks (although we love those too!).  We hope you’ll be inspired to use roses in more halal meat dishes.  For us there’s another

Penne, macaroni, spaghetti, tagliatelle, linguini, fettuccini, orecchiette, farfalle, vermicelli, orzo… Although pasta has been eaten in Europe as a staple food since the twelfth century, suddenly, fairly recently, we were warned off of it.  It would make you bloated, or worse still, fat.  But it’s about how you eat it, and how much of it you eat.  Pasta itself is low in fat and has no cholesterol.  Most pastas on the market are enriched with iron, and whole-grain varieties offer more protein, fiber and vitamins.  The key is to make

Egg custard tarts, caldo verde, seafood stews.  It’s garlicky and often full of spice, from vanilla and cinnamon to the famous and fiery piri piri.  Eggs, potatoes, rice, beef, fish and seafood are main elements of Portuguese cuisine (pork is key too, but thankfully there are plenty of halal alternatives).  The array of spices that have come to shape Portuguese food are steeped in a long colonial history in Africa and South Asia.  The Peri-Peri chicken sauce we know and love can be made even more enjoyable (we promise!) when

Brighten up a dull January with the golden, bittersweet, flaming colours of seasonal citrus fruits like blood oranges, Seville oranges, grapefruits, pomelos and mandarins.  (‘Mandarins’ is a general term that includes clementines, satsumas and tangarines, which can all be worked into a delicious halal dinner too).  Citrus fruits don’t just belong in the fruit bowl.  Here are some ways to add jewel-like citrus fruits to your meals for more zing and zest this winter. Winter citruses in salads You can use oranges, peeled and sliced or segmented, in a salad

Lights, late-night shopping.  Chocolate and Christmas TV.  But do you know what foods are in season this month?  As Brits, polls show us we’re pretty bad at knowing what’s in season when.  Supermarkets offer us almost everything we want, all year round, so why eat seasonally at all?  There are environmental reasons to eat what’s in season (reducing the energy and associated CO2 emissions needed for transporting food, being a big one).  But perhaps the most immediate reason to is that eating seasonal foods as part of a halal diet

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