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Fish in Parchment Paper
6 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
7 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

Mulled Wine Persian Style
7 years ago

Mulled Wine Persian Style

A few years ago I was introduced to Mulled Wine and it was love at first sip. Now this was a bit of a big deal for me because I am not a frequent wine drinker, and second if I do drink wine, I prefer whites such as Sauvignon Blanc and/or Pinot Grigio.  But there was something about the perfect combination of warm red wine, spices and fruits that totally stimulated my taste buds Read More

Barg-eh Karafs Kuku ~ Celery Leaf Kuku
7 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
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

Guacamole With Feta Cheese
7 years ago

Guacamole With Feta Cheese

A while back we were invited to a friend’s house for a potluck. One of our friends brought an Avocado Salsa with chips. I immediately had to have some …
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Khorakeh Goosht ~ Braised Meat
7 years ago

Khorakeh Goosht ~ Braised Meat

I absolutely love any recipe that is simple to make and most importantly requires only one pot to make. Khorakeh Goosht, Braised Meat, is one of such recipes. Not …
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