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Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns Peppers
7 months ago

Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns Peppers

In light of today being Halloween I thought I’d post a fun and healthy snack idea. I have been eating a lot of vegetables with yogurt or hummus as …
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Feta Cheese With Spicy Fig Sauce
11 months ago

Feta Cheese With Spicy Fig Sauce

Last week I wrote about my experience at Camp Blogaway. While at the event I also had the opportunity to catch up with one of the first fellow Los …
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MPK Sweet & Sour Chaharshanbeh Souri Ajil
1 year ago

MPK Sweet & Sour Chaharshanbeh Souri Ajil

Tonight is Chaharshanbeh Souri! Yap! It finally is the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian New Year!

It’s time to built small bonfires and jump over them to …
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Lavashak Anar ~ Pomegranate Fruit Roll
2 years ago

Lavashak Anar ~ Pomegranate Fruit Roll

For the second recipe of Pomegranate Week 2013 I have a great addition to the MPK recipe bank! Yes indeed, what you see above is Lavashak AND it is Pomegranate …
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Tokhmeh ~ Seeds
2 years ago

Tokhmeh ~ Seeds

While at the store a couple of days ago, I noticed that a variety of Melons were displayed. Of course I picked one or two from each variety that looked good and smelled them. One in particular smelled sweet and ready to be taken home and enjoyed! Then I moved on to the next set of displayed fruit and knocked on a whole bunch of watermelons until I found the one that Read More

Guacamole With Feta Cheese
3 years ago

Guacamole With Feta Cheese

A while back we were invited to a friend’s house for a potluck. One of our friends brought an Avocado Salsa with chips. I immediately had to have some since I have mad love for anything that has Avocados in it. I took a bit of my chip Read More

Date Stuffed With Feta Cheese
3 years ago

Date Stuffed With Feta Cheese

It’s December which means people host or go to Holiday Parties left and right.  It’s always nice to have a few good recipes on hand that are easy and quick to make.   Read More

Kharbozeh & Persian Melon Popsicle
4 years ago

Kharbozeh & Persian Melon Popsicle

Last week the temperatures in Southern California reached triple digits while out in the East Coast Hurricane Irene was causing some serious havoc. The mood was strange and the heat was just about unbearable. While at my local Persian Market I came across a stack of huge Kharbozeh, Read More

MPK Ajil
4 years ago

MPK Ajil

One of my favorite snacks to have is Ajil, also dubbed as Persian Trail Mix by the Sous Chef. It’s one thing to have pre-made Ajil and excitingly discover all the different ingredients that the person who made it put together. However, it’s a whole lot more exciting when you make your own Ajil. I will admit that I have been so enamored with Jordan Market’s mixed Ajil for so long that I never needed to make it myself. But then something happened Read More

Madar Biscuits
5 years ago

Madar Biscuits

The other day I was at my local Persian market doing some shopping. I had just finished my shopping transaction and was on my way out of the door when from the corner of my left eye I noticed a childhood treat sitting casually on a shelf next to the door.  Madar Biscuits! Madar in Farsi means mother. Oh  My! I had not seen these cookies since I left Iran 25 years ago!!  Read More