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Dolmeh Artishow ~ Persian Stuffed Artichoke
9 years ago

Dolmeh Artishow ~ Persian Stuffed Artichoke

Artichokes are abound at the farmers market this time of the year, therefore, this is the best time to make dolmeh! The large artichokes are certainly very inviting. I am always amazed that many people don’t really know how to eat fresh artichokes or how to cook them. In fact, Read More

Nargesi Esfanaj ~ Persian Spinach & Egg
9 years ago

Nargesi Esfanaj ~ Persian Spinach & Egg

Today’s recipe is Nargesi Esfanaj which translated means Narcissus Spinach. This recipe’s name is inspired by the flower Narcissus.

 Specifically, the name is derived from the type of Narcissus …
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Sabzi Kuku with Dried Herbs
9 years ago

Sabzi Kuku with Dried Herbs

 

I have a theme going on this March with posting traditional Iranian recipes for Norouz that provide shortcuts in order to reduce the amount of preparation time. Today’s …
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Fish in Parchment Paper
9 years ago

Fish in Parchment Paper

In light of Norouz I am posting yet another fish recipe. Two years ago I posted the traditional Pan Fried White Fish that Iranians eat for Norouz and last year …
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Watermelon & Pistachio Salad
9 years ago

Watermelon & Pistachio Salad

Once a week I teach three classes in a row starting at 8am and going until 10pm. After the first class I have to commute to a different side of town which leaves me with about half hour to grab a bit to eat. Sometimes I get bored of my usual homemade Turkey Breast sandwich Read More

Barg-eh Karafs Kuku ~ Celery Leaf Kuku
9 years ago

Barg-eh Karafs Kuku ~ Celery Leaf Kuku

I know, this one is unusual; I totally agree.  But it still created a lot of buzz yesterday on MPK’s Facebook Fan Page! It was a lot of fun to read all the guesses in the comments based on the picture that I posted. Read More

Asheh Kadoo Tanbal ~ Persian Pumpkin Soup
10 years ago

Asheh Kadoo Tanbal ~ Persian Pumpkin Soup

I am amused by how pumpkin is referred to in Farsi. How can you keep a straight face when you say Kadoo Tanbal??!! Kadoo in farsi means zucchini or squash. Tanbal in Farsi means Read More

Eggplant With Pomegranate & Mint Dressing
10 years ago

Eggplant With Pomegranate & Mint Dressing

Today I present to you the 3rd and last pomegranate recipe of this year’s Pomegranate Week! If you are an eggplant and/or pomegranate lover, then you will love my …
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Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Pomegranate Soup
10 years ago

Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Pomegranate Soup

I am often asked for Persian recipes that are vegetarian or vegan. I try to oblige as much as I can. Today’s recipe is Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free! Sure the bite size meatballs in the regular Pomegranate Soup are delicious Read More

Cucumber & Pomegranate Salad
10 years ago

Cucumber & Pomegranate Salad

Guess what this week is on MPK??!! Does the picture above give it away??!! Indeed, it’s Pomegranate Week 2012! I can’t believe this is the fourth year that I am posting recipes for Pomegranate Week! The first recipe this year is a simple, yet deliciously Read More