Eid goodies: chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Ramadan is coming to a close and that means it’s time to prepare for Eid celebrations! When we were younger, my friends and I used to give each other gifts but that tradition kind of phased out as we got older. Now I’m in this in between land of being a kid and an ‘adult,’ which means that some family members now expect gifts from me and my husband. They’re, of course, mostly joking but I still wanted to do something nice for the family without breaking our budget. Eid is a very food-centered holiday (yes, we do realize the irony of that after a month of fasting…) so I decided to bake something sweet. Hubby and I have been trying to modify our recipes to make them a bit healthier so I thought I’d try chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.¬†We already had most of the ingredients at home so I just did a quick grocery run to get walnuts, oats and some things for the nachos I’m making for dinner tonight.

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Ramadan diaries: where is your heart?


The best Ramadan I think I ever had was the summer before I started college. I had just graduated high school, was pretty much free the entire summer and could devote myself completely to worship. Since then, I have not been lucky enough to have such an opportunity and if I’m being honest, I probably never will again. As I stated in my previous post, I’m currently studying to retake an exam I did not pass earlier this year. There’s a lot of pressure associated with studying for this exam because if I don’t pass I’ll have to repeat first year, which I would of course like to avoid if possible. So needless to say, my main focus these days is studying the musculoskeletal system and unfortunately Ramadan has been on the back burner.

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