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After fasting for 16 hours in this hot summer weather, the first thing that comes to mind is water and drinks. So I thought that would be the perfect to start our introduction to the recipes popular in Ramadan.

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  1. 1. Many of you, my wonderful readers and followers asked me about Ramadan and requested that Ishare a little more about the holy month, the fasting, decorations and street life in this month andof course the food usually served in Ramadan.Ramadan is the month in which Muslims around the world fast from dawn till sunset . The fastmeans no eating and no drinking throughout the day but that is not all. Fasting means thatthe whole of you, body and soul is fasting. Your hands are fasting, you can’t do harm or steal orhurt others. Your eyes are fasting, you are not allowed to watch anything inappropriate. Yourtongue is fasting,Ramadan drinks recipes you are not allowed to lie or gossip. You see, Ramadanis meant to teach you that you are in control, you can control your hunger, thirst along with youranger, desires and everything that you are. Observing Ramadan is a spiritual and moral bootcamp if you will. Fasting teaches you that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything.On a human level, fasting is meant to give you a deeper sense of compassion with those lessfortunate. We fast from dawn till sunset but as the sun goes down we are allowed to eat and drinkas we will. There are those in the worlds who experience the hunger but don’t have any food tobreak their fast. They feel thirsty but have to walk for miles to get a drink of water. Fasting sortof lets you walk a day in their shoes and that should motivate you to do something to help themand in the process feel grateful for the blessings you have.If you were ever to visit Amman in Ramadan, you will see streets, malls and homes decorated withlanterns and crescents. Those decorations are particularly beautiful to watch at night.Shops stock up on decorations, spices, dates and nuts. Markets fill with people buying supplies,decorations and new cloths for Ramadan and Eid. Families gather around the iftar (breakfast)table and Mosques are filled with people praying. Ramadan is a wonderful month of worship andreconnection with friends and family. There is something about fasting at the same time, prayingat the same time and gathering around the same table to break the fast every day that bringspeople closer together.After fasting for 16 hours in this hot summer weather, the first thing that comes to mind is waterand drinks. So I thought that would be the perfect to start our introduction to the recipes popularin Ramadan. The iftar menu in Ramadan has a variety of drinks ranging from the traditional likethe sweet tamarind and qamar el deen drinks I am sharing with you today to various fruitcocktails, iced tea and soda.First off is my favorite Ramadan drink, the pairing of sweet and sour is so refreshing, add somerosewater and the aroma alone is enough to make you feel revived.Sweet tamarind drink
  2. 2. 1. 1 package Tamarind (200 grams)2. 1 liter water3. Sugar to taste4. Rosewater (optional)5. Break apart the tamarind into small segments6. Place it in a pot, add the water and 2/3 cup of sugar.7. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat then lower the heat and allow to simmer for 5minutes.8. Turn off the heat and allow the mix to cool for 15 minutes.9. Strain the tamarind mix through a fabric with fine weave or some coffee filters.10. Taste the drink and adjust the sugar to your liking11. Cool the drink in the fridge.12. Add the rosewater right before servingThis recipe is from a Weight Watchers meeting. It is so quick -- I ate it daily when I was onmaternity leave with my second son. If I am making it for the week, I just empty the cans into aplastic container and warm up 1 serving in the microwave. I have also made it using frozen cornand mixed vegetables.Ingredients:1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes1 (15 1/4 ounce) can corn1 (15 ounce) can minestrone soup (ready to serve)1 (15 ounce) can mixed vegetables1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsedDirections:Mix all ingredients in a pot and warm.Read more: drinks-juices-shakes