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In Memory of Dr. Ahmed Halima
Passed away on December 26, 2012
Photo of Ahmed Halima and Anne Muller
Riverdale, NY, 2007
Dr. Halima was known and loved by many in the animal protection movement.
His deep commitment to people, world peace, and animals was known by too
few. If you were in his sight, you were in his embrace. A medical
doctor, a dear friend to people from all walks of life, a vegan, an inspired
soul who had many plans and dreams for a better world.
was Muslim, he married a Jewish woman, and after her unexpected death, he
started a center in her honor, at their home in New Paltz, NY, called the
Sharon Shapiro Peace Center. Unbelievably, tragedy
struck again when Ahmed had a stroke. After many years, he sadly
passed away in Cairo, Egypt, surrounded by his loving family. He will
be deeply missed.
I want to share Ahmed’s one and only
recipe with you. No matter how large the dinner crowd, this is what he
made. I call it "The Halima" and make it often. It fills the tummy
with warmth and happiness, and not one ingredient harmed an animal.
When you make it, please think of precious Ahmed.
Cake of tofu cut into 2” cubes
Can of fava beans
Chili, curry (use your own spices to)
In a large frying pan, add olive oil and heat, then add chopped garlic,
onions, mushrooms and tofu, sauté till brown. Add coarsely chopped tomatoes
and whole fava beans in brine with spices.
Serve with sides of warm pita, rice, and a salad that includes hearts of
Enjoy The Halima. Ahmed would want you to!
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