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Vegetarian Salad Olivieh
5 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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It’s 1393! Norouz Mobarak!

The wait for Norouz is finally over! We have officially left behind winter and entered into spring. I have had a crazy a few weeks and managed to get sick …
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Video Wednesday

Today’s Video Wednesday touches a few themes even though it’s pretty short. The first is the arrival of Norouz and how merchants hope that it will provide a rise in …
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MPK Sweet & Sour Chaharshanbeh Souri Ajil
5 years ago

MPK Sweet & Sour Chaharshanbeh Souri Ajil

Tonight is Chaharshanbeh Souri! Yap! It finally is the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian New Year!

It’s time to built small bonfires and jump over them to …
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Sabzi Polow Mahi Tahdig
5 years ago

Sabzi Polow Mahi Tahdig

Some times in the name of creativity we need to challenger ourselves. This Sabzi Polow Mahi Tahdig is impressive visually and much to those who doubted my sanity it’s pretty …
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Naan Gerdooee ~ Persian Walnut Cookie
5 years ago

Naan Gerdooee ~ Persian Walnut Cookie

In the days leading up to Norouz traditionally Iranians spend countless hours preparing for the arrival of the new year. During this time many homemade cookies are baked to offer …
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Video Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again! Norouz is only one week away!!! Today’s video provides a good historical overview of the various aspects of the Persian New Year which also includes Chaharshanbeh Souri and …
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Video Wednesday

Since this is the month of Norouz, I am going to post Persian New Year related videos for the remainder of the month. In recent years, I have enjoyed the …
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Countdown to Norouz 2014
5 years ago

Countdown to Norouz 2014

March 1st to me always means one thing: the month during which outside of Iran Norouz takes place. For those of us who live in Southern California, or …
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Chaharshanbeh Souri is This Evening!
6 years ago

Chaharshanbeh Souri is This Evening!

This evening is not only the last night of winter, as tomorrow is the Spring Equinox, but it is also Chaharshanbeh Souri, which is the eve of the last …
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