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Dear readers,

I must tell you that I am shocked by the recent negative attention this blog is getting. It seams that some Somali ladies need to grow up. I have had to take down the family pictures because of the negative comments. God forbid my children are discriminated against. My main goal for making this blog was to share some Somali recipes because I love the people and the culture. I never thought I'd have people making fun of my family and my food. I am disgusted with some of the childish behaviour I experienced.


I, in no way claim to be a professional cook or photographer. Please keep that in mind when you look at this blog. If you see something wrong then please, by all means tell me how to improve it.

Peace

34 comments:

  1. salaam alaykum

    sister please dont get upset because of some foolish comments,i think some behave that way because they are not content with themselves or they are jealous. And it would be very low to discriminate the children of one's own countrymen and brothers and sisters in islaam so everyone who does that i remind you to fear Allaah!

    This is a wonderful blog and it has been very helpful for me during this Ramadhaan and im sure it has been so for so many others. So sister please keep up the good work insha a Allaah!

    May Allaah swt protect you and your beautiful family, ameen.

    Umm Anas

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  2. Mashallah, Sister Jazaakallah Khayr for sharing this with us. I wish my wife can cook that well :)


    Thaks again.
    Mohamed
    London

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  3. dear Tammy
    i discovered this blog only recently and i was veeery happy because i have been searching for somalian recipes for sooo long and never found anything. i have seen the pictures of your family and i must say that you have five beautiful kids and you should proudly keep the pictures of them on your website. i am also married to a somalian man and have three lovely kids.
    sorry to hear that you have had some negative comments. somalian food is really nice and somali ladies should be proud of that. i actually think that you are making quite a big thing by publishing these recipes, because you might be one of the first to do so. and not only that, but somalian food itself can now become more available to other people and they can appreciate its deliciousness. here in england somalian restaurants are visited only by somalian men and so other people do not even know what they are missing. i think they could make a good business by welcoming wider public.
    personally, i am veeery greatful for what you are doing. i have young kids so i cannot spend hours watching somalian ladies when they are cooking, so having all the recipies written down and pictures with them, is muuuch more convenient for me. also i do not have to run to somebody every time i want to try out some new, especially if it is rather simple, recipe.
    thanks a lot
    Lenka

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  4. by the way, my husband could not get enough of just watching your pictures of all the food. he was getting veeeeeery hungry.

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  5. Assalaamu alaykum, sister. I'm sorry that you have received negative comments about your food and especially about your family. People should realise that we are all Muslims and should avoid idle and offensive talk, especially in Ramadhan. You have a beautiful family, masha'Allah, and nobody has the right or responsibility to say anything bad about them. May Allah guide us all and may he protect your family, ameen.

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  6. Asalaam Alaikum Sister,
    I was so saddened to read that some people were writing hurtful comments on your blog. You are sharing your love of cooking with us and give some awesome ideas, mash'Allah. I can't believe some people would take a cooking blog so seriously. Everybody has their own interpretation of how to make a particular dish.
    I love your blog and I hope that you continue to share with us the beautiful recipes. I am so sorry you were hurt. May Allah protect you and your family and keep up the amazing work. JazakAllah sister and a very early Eid Mubarak to you and your family.

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  7. Assalamu alaykum sister,

    I feel extremely saddened that you've received this negative attention, especially towards your children.
    Masha'Allaah your doing a good job, and I'm realy impressed by your cooking. I am also married to a somali brother, and have 4 children alhamdulillaah. you've inspired me to try harder to learn how to cook this delicious food.
    Masha'Allaah you have beautiful children, don't take notice of anyone who tries to put your family down, we will answer to Allaah.
    Tk care
    wa salaamu alaykum.

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  8. Assalam Alaikum sister,

    I would like to say that I am a somali lady and I was very impressed with your cooking recipes. May Allah SWT reward you for taking time out to teach and share your ideas.

    Please disregard any negative comments you have experienced. Most likely, majority of them stem from insecurities. You have a beautiful Muslim family (mashaAllah) and anyone who expresses otherwise should fear ALLAH.

    Anyway, that's just my two cents. Take care and continue doing what you do.

    Assalam Alaikum

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  9. Stay strong sis. jealousy will eat thier heart. im a born and raised muslim here in the US and i still face some of the same prejudice and ignorance. your recipes have made this Ramadan special for my family. keep doin u!!!

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  10. Asalam alaykoum rahemtullahi wa baraktuhu Tammy!
    Astagfirallah that people have taken time out of their day to publicly write hurtful comments to you/about you and your family. Ensh'Allah let this be a reminder to us all on how NOT to behave at any time and a reminder to continue on the Straight Path to Allah SWT and love our borhters and sisters in Islam. Ensh'Allah you and your husband can continue to teach your children the correct manners in Islam and use these comments are examples of inappropriate behavior.
    Oh Allah, the greatest, the most merciful! Please protect us and guide us on the straight path. We are here for you oh Allah. Ameen.

    on another thought: I have only been able to try a few recipes so far and I have enjoyed them thoroughly! So jazzak Allah khairun for all you're doing for us who need some help in the kitchen :) Send salams to your children from me.
    ma'salama

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  11. Assalaamu Alaikum,
    This is one of those moments when I accidently discover something great, but unexpected, on the Internet. I was searching for something completely unrelated when a link on a wordpress blog led me here. What a cool blog! I'm a Somali, but a novice cook for the most part. Even the most common dishes, like sabaayad, are somewhat intimidating for me. These kinds of recipes are just what I need to get started. I look forward to experimenting with them, insha'Allah. JazakaAllahu khair Tammy. I wish you and your family a blessed Ramadan.

    Wa Salaam

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  12. salaam aleikoum dear sister!
    first of all, i feel sorry for the bad comments, but don't get upset because with your blog and very nice recepis you've helped a lot of people!
    mash'Allah..i am so happy with the recipes, i am living in holland and it's very difficult to find it here!
    so may Allah (s.w.t.) bless you for all your good work!
    much love...

    ma'a salama
    Annemarie from Holland

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  13. Salaam Aleykum Amina

    I am also married to a somalian man and have three kids.
    I discovered this blog only recently and i was verry happy because i have been searching for some somalian recipes for a while now i'm verry happy that i found your blog and i just want to say keep up the good work because i have found my missing recipes on your blog so i would like to thank you for sharing your recipes with all of us :)

    Ma'salama

    Adey

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  14. Bismillah

    Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmatuhlahi Wabrakatuh!

    Aww Ukti! I am so sorry! :( Don't worry it will be a purification for you. Allah likes to test us through others cruelty to see who of us is more grateful to Him for the blessings he gives us and to see which of us is more deserving for Jannah. I love you for the sake of Allaah! I thonk your blog is magnificent and by far very professional looking, Masha Allaah. Great Blog Ukti!
    May Allaah reward you and exchange the pain for that which is more pleasant. Amiin

    Sincerely
    Halimah bint David
    http://survivorsareus.com
    http://survivorsareus.wordpress.com
    http://survivorsareus.blogspot.com

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  15. Salaams sister,

    I'm really sorry for the negatives comments. I absolutely ADORE your blog and appreciate all the hard work you've put into sharing the recipes with us. I am Somali and can't make half the dishes you've posted, it's funny but just the other night I was telling my about your blog and how you're putting myself and many Somali ladies to shame. LOL. Please, keep up and don't be discouraged.


    p.s Your Kids are beautiful. I've mixed race neices and we get the snide remarks as well.. Some people just need to move past stupid! Subhan Allah!

    Peace.. and Eid Mubaarek!

    Fatima

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  16. Assalaam Walaikum,

    First, I want to give thanks to you and ask Allah to grant you barakat for all the work that you do to promote greater understanding of Somali culture and the people through food. While some may not appreciate your efforts, wAllahi I do.
    I like you, am not Somali. I am an American Muslim (though am always mistaken for Somali) who loves with the utmost esteem and vivacity the people of Somalia, their culture and their food. This love and esteem has guided my career goals as I am a university student researching Somalia, its culture, and inshaAllah, reshaping the discourse around Somalia and the political affects of hardliner policies to this beautiful Muslim community.
    But, this is not why I am greatful to you. I fancy myself a bit of a cook. And while I have avidly searched for recipes of Somali food throughout the web, stores, and through my extended Somali family, I have yet to have found any clear, comprehensive, and thorough site dedicated purely to the food and cuisine of Somalia. While my taste buds lead me to be able to decipher many of the ingredients, many more are left to the imagination. Furthermore, the styles that you utilize as a practitioner, truly helps. Evidence of this, is seen by the various Somali friend that I have feeling right at home whenever they come my place for dinner. This is due largely to your assistance.
    I can not tell you how helpul you have been in both helping me to have a starting point to creating my own recipes, complimenting yours, and impressing my friends and their families. I have just found this site two weeks ago (after 3 years of searching) and have made 2 weeks of Somali food. JazakAllahu Khayr.
    So, while many are unappreciative of your efforts, know that there are many more who are. May Allah Reward you and grant you Jennah for your efforts in making a people truly misunderstood, unappreciated, and criminalized by the international community, via your compliments and highlights of their rich cuisines.

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir

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  17. Assalaam Walaikum,

    First, I want to give thanks to you and ask Allah to grant you barakat for all the work that you do to promote greater understanding of Somali culture and the people through food. While some may not appreciate your efforts, wAllahi I do.
    I like you, am not Somali. I am an American Muslim (though am always mistaken for Somali) who loves with the utmost esteem and vivacity the people of Somalia, their culture and their food. This love and esteem has guided my career goals as I am a university student researching Somalia, its culture, and inshaAllah, reshaping the discourse around Somalia and the political affects of hardliner policies to this beautiful Muslim community.
    But, this is not why I am greatful to you. I fancy myself a bit of a cook. And while I have avidly searched for recipes of Somali food throughout the web, stores, and through my extended Somali family, I have yet to have found any clear, comprehensive, and thorough site dedicated purely to the food and cuisine of Somalia. While my taste buds lead me to be able to decipher many of the ingredients, many more are left to the imagination. Furthermore, the styles that you utilize as a practitioner, truly helps. Evidence of this, is seen by the various Somali friend that I have feeling right at home whenever they come my place for dinner. This is due largely to your assistance.
    I can not tell you how helpul you have been in both helping me to have a starting point to creating my own recipes, complimenting yours, and impressing my friends and their families. I have just found this site two weeks ago (after 3 years of searching) and have made 2 weeks of Somali food. JazakAllahu Khayr.
    So, while many are unappreciative of your efforts, know that there are many more who are. May Allah Reward you and grant you Jennah for your efforts in making a people truly misunderstood, unappreciated, and criminalized by the international community, via your compliments and highlights of their rich cuisines.

    Yusuf Abdul-Qadir

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  18. Salam alaikum Sister,
    First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your hard work, maash allah i am very impressed to see so many Somali recipes posted here. Keep up the good work.. Do not let other discourage you from doing what you do, they are ppl that are very insecure and think that words can break you. My mother and aunt also love your website.

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  19. Salaam, sister.

    Sad to read the negative, hate-filled comments you've received from some supposedly Somali people.

    If you do want, however, to interact mature Somalis online, please give a visit to this site:

    http://www.somaliaonline.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi

    Keep writing.

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  20. Al salamo alaykum sister,
    A friend of mine passed along your website to share for all of its amazing recipes. I told my husband that I really want to get invited to your place for dinner to tgry your delicious food, my husband laughed and agreed. Keep up the good work, you're amazing. How do you have time with 5 kids:)

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  21. SALAMU ALAYKUM SISTER AMINA, EID MUBARIK TO YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. I HOPE ALLAH PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. SISTER YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY AND SAY ALLHAMDUOLLILAH AND IGNORE THOSE JEALOUS PEOPLE. I HOPE ALLAH REWARDS YOU JANAH AMIN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND DON'T LET THOSE NEGATIVE PEOPLE LET YOU DOWN.I ALSO I COULD BE YOUR NEIGHBOR. SALAMU ALAYKUM.

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  22. abaayo salam alaykum
    i dont remember how i came upon ur blog but u have done something that no other somali has done take the time to write down these wonderful recipes ur blog has been very helpful and my son loves ur recipes and am sorry that you had to take ur childrens pictures down it was a lovely picture
    thank you
    ikram
    b.c

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  23. Assalamu alaikoum,
    I know it has already been said many times here, but that sucks that you received negative comments. Maybe your recipes aren't EXACTLY how they do it, but who really cares in the end? If they are that concerned, they should make their own blog, or try to correct you.

    Anyway, I don't know how long I searched to actually find more than one Somali recipe on a single page. Jazak'Allahu khair for taking the time to post this. Masha'Allah, it brings tears to my eyes wallah that people would dare insult you. You seem like a beautiful person masha'Allah.

    Take care, and say a prayer for those Somali ladies, and in sha'Allah you will get ajr from Allah ta'ala.

    Salaam sister,
    Nicole (I also have you on my Facebook :))

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  24. I commend you for your work on this blog and am grateful for its contents. I am sorry to hear that some people took issue with your photos. Sad.

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  25. I commend you for your work on this blog and am grateful for its contents. I am sorry to hear that some people took issue with your photos. Sad.

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  26. wow masha allah :D love the tips u give youve helped me so much abaayo ! i needed the help lol
    i love your page may allah grant you and your whole family paradise:D amiin
    keep up the good work abaayo :)

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  27. Assalam alaikum dear sister mashaAllah thank you so much for your website and thank you so much for the arabic bites website as well!!! SubhanaAllah sister don't worry about the jealous people it's very sad and at the end of the day they are the ones suffering.I too am married to an east african and i too have mixed chldren and subhanaAllah i can notice the attitude of some people which is ridiculous and envious for no reason, Allah created us all beautiful in all shades of colour....unfortunaltly racism and jealousy does not go away.....

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  28. Sister women are jealous that's the way it is unfortunatly you are white married to a somali (somalis do not like when a man marrys outside his ethny) and you cook maybe better than the average somali sister (no offense intended just want to make a point) AND your children are beautiful mashaAllah some people will feel threatened but hey those are backward and try to raise above it.

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  29. hi sister how are you............ignore these idiot people....they got nothing on u sister...they are just jealous...i am a somali sister and i didnt know how to cook...ppl used make fun of my cooking but thanks to u now all i do is flow ur reciepe and i am better then a lot ppl i kno...thanks for posting all these somali food...i learn a lot from u...Allah bless u...ur husband and beautiful kids....thanks again and keep up the good work.....

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  30. Assalam aleikum sister,

    You are doing a wonderful work on your blog. I am sure it is very helpful to a lot of people, so please keep up the good work and may Allah bless you and your family.

    Muktar
    Toronto

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  31. Asalaamu alaykum sr. Tammy, I came to your blog through facebook. This is the first time i've seen somali food recipes written down anywhere. I can't wait to try some of these recipes. I think you're just totally awesome for taking the time to post them here. I'm sorry you've had some negative people leave comments but you know it's just from jealousy. I love you fisabillilah and I pray that Allah blesses you and your family.

    -your somali sister in Islam

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  32. assalamualaikum,

    i have been reading your blog for some time and your food is wonderful. and your family is precious. all power to you for being such a great home keeper with so many admirable skills.

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  33. Wa alaikum salam

    Thank you very much.

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  34. Asalaam Alykum Abayoo
    keep up the good work abayooo..ur a beautiful person...May Allah Swt reward you with jannah :))

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