Imagine: You’re a week into Ramadan, and your family has been fasting all day, signaling that it’s time to gather around the dinner table and dig into tonight’s Iftar.
As such, you start making extra calculations and backup plans. What if the rice sticks in the pot? Did you buy the fresh mint for garnish? Can that tomato sauce simmer while you help the kids finish their homework? Is someone extra joining for Iftar tonight, and will there be enough food to go around?
Don’t worry! That nutritious meal you’re cooking is going to be delicious because you’re going to be eating it around a joyous table with the people you love and care for.
But in case you’re still feeling a little stressed, here’s a note from Puck to all the moms out there:
Ramadan is about being present, not about being in the kitchen.
Not every Iftar dish needs to be the most elaborate thing you’ve ever cooked. And if you’re trying something new and it goes wrong (let’s face it, kitchen fails happen), there are lots of ways to recover, so you can still sit down and enjoy that valuable Ramadan family time.
Here are a few tips you can add to the rotation if you aren’t already doing them:
These 8 quick recipes are some of our favorites. None of them should take more than 35 minutes and many will turn out great even if you don’t have every single vegetable or garnish.
Everyone has different ways of balancing their schedules, getting everything done, and finding time to be present with their families. But no matter how you foster precious moments with your family this year, remember that, above all else, Ramadan is about being present. So don’t overwork yourself. You’re doing great. And there are #NoSuperMomsHere.
Want more Ramadan tips, cooking stories, and recipes? Check out our articles section on our Puck Ramadan landing page.