Ramadan Celebrations with the Crescent Foods Team
Ramadan Greetings! As we all are gearing up for the blessed month of Ramadan, we wanted to share with you some traditions that our team members have been taking part in with their families at home. From meal prep ideas to decorations that bring about the Ramadan spirit, we hope you enjoy seeing the glimpse into the various ways Ramadan can be celebrated!
“I made the baskets that I dropped off over the weekend for people in my family who will be fasting. Each basket contains a teapot with various teas. I put tea because after dinner, you feel full, so the tea helps soothe your stomach. I also put a water container in each to remind everyone the importance of staying hydrated during this time. The grape leaves is something I prepped over the weekend so they are ready to cook and eat. The grape leaves are filled with meat, rice, tomatoes, and various spices. We also buy dates every single year. I pass them around to everyone to break their fast. They have lots of nutrients and give you energy." - Nadia A.
Recipe (per serving):
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 oz of heavy cream
- 1/3 cup of granola
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder
- 2 tablespoons of sugar-free flavored syrup (we use Skinny Syrup)”
- Mahmod S.
"Dates are a favorite year-round for me and so in Ramadan, I like to incorporate them for both Iftar and Suhoor with a twist. Something I love to prepare/make ahead in Ramadan are Stuffed Dates and Protein Date Balls/Squares. The stuffed dates are perfect to put out at Iftar dinners and entertaining. The Protein Date Balls/Squares are great to have around for Suhoor for a healthy nutritious option. They also are a great energy snack!" - Tagried S.
"Our tradition is to make iftar pastries and snacks ahead of time and freeze them to cut prep time and focus more on the spiritual aspect of Ramadan. One of my favorite snacks to freeze are these chicken puffs.
- Boil 2 pounds of Crescent Foods boneless, skinless Chicken thighs and add salt and black pepper when boiling chicken or use broth
- One whole package of laughing cow cheese
- One jalapeño pepper diced small
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Crushed red pepper to taste
- One medium onion cut finely
Mix the filling above and fill into puff pastry sheets cut into squares. Fold squares over and seal them by pressing together edges with a fork. You can freeze these for up to 2 months and when ready to cook, brush with an egg wash (1 egg and 1 tbsp of cream/milk) and sesame seeds. Bake at 375 for about 30 mins or until golden brown and perfect." - Amna H.