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Pomegranate Salsa
5 years ago

Pomegranate Salsa

I am not entirely sure where the past year has gone. But I know one thing, I could have not let a year go by without doing Pomegranate Week. Here …
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Persian Rice Salad
8 years ago

Persian Rice Salad

A few weeks ago I read one of Russ Parsons’ articles in the LA Times about how Rice Salads have gone out of style in recent years. I have …
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Vegetarian Salad Olivieh
8 years ago

Vegetarian Salad Olivieh

I often receive emails from readers who ask me to post the vegetarian version of regular a Persian recipe. Today’s recipe is a meatless version of one of my most …
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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad
9 years ago

Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad

Over the summer the Sous Chef and I had a meeting that ran a little longer than expected. By the time we left the meeting we were both super hungry. …
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Iranian Potato Salad Wrapped in Cucumber Slices
9 years ago

Iranian Potato Salad Wrapped in Cucumber Slices

A few months back I came across a Persian cooking video that left an impression and I could not get it out of my head. I was so impressed with …
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Salad-eh Adas ~ Lentil Salad
9 years ago

Salad-eh Adas ~ Lentil Salad

A couple of weeks ago I was doing some research about the recipe that I will post next week. I was going through Ms. Rosa Montazami’s cookbook to see …
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Watermelon & Pistachio Salad
10 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

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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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

Watermelon Bowl
10 years ago

Watermelon Bowl

Nothing says summer to me more than the abundance of watermelon, cantaloupes, and stone fruit that are around this time of the year. A few weeks ago I was engaging in my new favorite pass time… Read More