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Sour Cherry Preserve ~ Morabaye Albaloo
11 years ago

Sour Cherry Preserve ~ Morabaye Albaloo

At the beginning of the summer I had every intention of going to an orchard a couple of hours north of Los Angeles to pick some Sour Cherries.  I missed the first weekend the orchard was open for picking and sure enough I got an email saying that they were out.  Missed chance! I figured my local market would probably bring some in at some point Read More

Tortellini with Saffron Sauce
11 years ago

Tortellini with Saffron Sauce

As a Foodbuzz Feature Publisher I get emails regularly about fun foodie competitions and contests to participate in. The other day I received an email featuring Barilla’s Tortellini. Sometimes creating a recipe with a Persian twist with some of the products is hard, but this one? This I had to part take in!!! Barilla and I go way back Read More

MPK Ajil
11 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

Baghali Polow in Rice Cooker
12 years ago

Baghali Polow in Rice Cooker

A good few people have emailed me asking about whether it is possible to make Polow, rice mixed with other ingredients, in a rice cooker and if yes, how would they go about it. This is a perfect time to do a post about how to do this post in light of my Persian Rice Cooker Giveaway.  I have previously posted how to make make Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker and Read More

Vegetarian Kotlet
12 years ago

Vegetarian Kotlet

I was asked to come up with a recipe for a vegetarian version of Persian Kotlet a while back. For me it was a welcome challenge as having been a pesco-vegetarian in the past one of the dishes that I missed was Kotlet. I actually once made it with fake ground beef, the results were not bad at all. However, Read More

Festive Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
12 years ago

Festive Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

The day after Thanksgiving we were invited to our friend Sharon’s house for a casual dinner amongst friends.  Sharon needed someone to bring a salad so I volunteered for the job. I seldom, if ever, bring salads to potlucks because for some reason the main leftover that we always end up having when we have parties is salad. Read More

Rice with Pistachio & Pomegranate Arils
12 years ago

Rice with Pistachio & Pomegranate Arils

Continuing with Pomegranate Week 2010 here is a fabulous rice recipe! For the POM Wonderful Dinner Party I definitely wanted to make a meal that was inspired by Persian flavors. I went through my cookbooks for inspiration and much to my delight I found a recipe that got my creative juices going.  What I ended up with was a delicious rice steamed with spices and cilantro topped with pistachios and pomegranates! YUM! Read More

Gharch Polow ~ Persian Mushroom Rice
12 years ago

Gharch Polow ~ Persian Mushroom Rice

A few years back I had this delicious Persian rice made with mushrooms. It was something that I had never had before and since I love mushrooms, it absolutely loved  it. I looked up the recipe just recently in my Persian cookbook and found one recipe for it. Read More

Sholeh Zard ~ Persian Saffron Rice Pudding
12 years ago

Sholeh Zard ~ Persian Saffron Rice Pudding

A few months ago I posted a recipe for Persian rice pudding which is prepared with milk. Today’s rice pudding on the other hand is dairy free. For those of you are who are lactose intolerant or vegan, this is a dessert just for you! Read More

Persian Breakfast: Soft Boiled Egg
12 years ago

Persian Breakfast: Soft Boiled Egg

During my first post about Persian breakfast I wrote about Noon-o Paneer-o Moraba, bread, feta cheese, and jam.  Today’s post about breakfast is all about Tokhmomorgh Asali, Read More