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Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns Peppers
3 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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Countdown to Norouz 2014
11 months ago

Countdown to Norouz 2014

March 1st to me always means one thing: the month during which outside of Iran Norouz takes place. For those of us who live in Southern California, or …
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Watermelon & Pomegranate Juice
1 year ago

Watermelon & Pomegranate Juice

Today is Winter Solstice which means that we have officially transitioned from fall into winter season.  The very first night of winter is said to be the longest night of …
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Chaharshanbeh Souri is This Evening!
2 years ago

Chaharshanbeh Souri is This Evening!

This evening is not only the last night of winter, as tomorrow is the Spring Equinox, but it is also Chaharshanbeh Souri, which is the eve of the last …
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Countdown to Norouz 2011
4 years ago

Countdown to Norouz 2011

I don’t know where January and February went. But what I do know is that it’s March and this means it’s the time of the year when I feel like a hamster madly running on a wheel. Read More

Shabeh Yalda & Korsi
4 years ago

Shabeh Yalda & Korsi

Last year I wrote a post highlighting the type of Ajil, Persian Trail mix, enjoyed on Shabeh Yalda also known as Winter Solstice.  Shabeh Yalda either falls on the 21st or 22nd of December and it is regarded as the longest night of the year.  Winter Solstice celebrates the transition of fall into winter. It is not surprising that Iranians celebrate this transitional time in nature as many of the cultural Persian celebrations coincide with the change of seasons. Read More

Happy Easter
5 years ago

Happy Easter

Wishing all of you who celebrate this holiday a very Happy Easter!

Baha’i’s Norouz Fast

Last weekend I went to help with the preparation of Torshi for the upcoming Norouz Bazaar in PV.  Low and behold I ran into one my friends, …
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Norouz Bazaar in Palos Verdes, CA

The hard working folks of IAS of Palos Verdes are hard at work preparing for this year’s Bazaar.

So if you live in the area please be sure to …
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Khasegari ~ Persian Engagement

Last spring The Sous Chef and I had a Persian Wedding Ceremony.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much interest there was in the ceremony and how every time I …
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