Ramadan is fast approaching with less than 2 months to go! However before you start preparing, it's important to ensure that you have tried to make up the fasts you’ve missed from the previous year. Many women have around 5-8 days to make up and as the year goes by and gets busy, the time flies by! It can be easily forgotten but it is an excellent habit to make up these missed fasts before starting a new Ramadan.
One of the main reasons why a lot of people wait a longer period of time before making up fasts is because fasting outside of Ramadan is a very different experience. That amazing sense of community and feeling of oneness with our fellow Muslims is lacking, and it can feel quite isolating and tiring fasting when it’s not Ramadan. On top of that, many people choose to take time off work/school (if possible) as much as they can during Ramadan in order to focus on worship and spending time with family.
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As we get to the end of Ramadan, the fasts can feel quite difficult. Staying hydrated and nourished during these last few days is just as important. Drinking water during non-fasting hours is a given, but it can be difficult to drink enough to stay hydrated. There are many fruits and vegetables that are not only packed with nutrients but also have over 90% water content.
These Gourmet Stuffed Dates are made with simple ingredients but when they come together, boy are they a party in your mouth! I highly recommend sticking to the mascarpone cheese and not swapping it for cream cheese. If you have never tried it, mascarpone cheese is an Italian cream cheese that isn't as tart and has a luxurious mouthfeel. I didn't even need to use the whole container for 30 dates so a little goes a long way!