My name's Christal and I love dahl. I don't care if it's brown lentil, green lentils or kidney beans, I love dahl.
Choosing frozen over fresh for some of your vegetables can be ideal if your worried about food going off or if you want to make your money stretch a bit further.
I've written about veganism and the importance of knowing where your food comes from before on the blog but, since becoming a mother I've given it more consideration than ever. I've tried numerous times in the past to go vegan and not been successful.
At the time of writing this post my little boy M is 8 weeks old alhamdulillah and my gosh has it been a journey. I knew motherhood would teach me lessons but they've been coming thick and fast. I've learnt so much about myself and thought I'd write it all down to keep track and to hopefully help other first time mothers as well.
When I was initially approached by them I was skeptical, as any Muslim would be, in these days and times. Will my words be twisted? How will I come across? Will I be shunned by non- Muslims as well as Muslims for deciding to participate? I had a lot of questions that needed answering. Reactions of friends were not initially positive. They too had reservations about me working with the BBC but alhamdulillah they supported my decision. But regardless of that, I went ahead.