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Lavashak Anar ~ Pomegranate Fruit Roll
6 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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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad
6 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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Polow Zaferani ~ Saffron Rice
6 years ago

Polow Zaferani ~ Saffron Rice

About a year ago I saw a blurb in the Backpacker Magazine about scenic hikes that have wine tasting opportunities near by. One of the three suggested hikes so …
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Zeereh Polow ~ Persian Rice With Cumin Seeds
6 years ago

Zeereh Polow ~ Persian Rice With Cumin Seeds

Persian rice with cumin seeds might come across a bit unusual to some. I was introduced to this polow, Persian mixed rice, during my teenage years. I promise you that …
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Asheh Kadoo Tanbal ~ Persian Pumpkin Soup
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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

Asheh Hooboobaat ~ Persian Legume Soup
8 years ago

Asheh Hooboobaat ~ Persian Legume Soup

 

The inspiration for this recipe came from a certain little hole in the wall restaurant that I love to go to in Westwood. They serve this really fabulous vegetarian Ash which hits the spot every time I have it. With the weather being on the cooler side these days in Los Angeles Read More