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MENA Cooking Club: Yellow Rice
5 years ago

MENA Cooking Club: Yellow Rice

The December challenge for the Middle Easter & North African Cooking Club (MENA) comes to us from this month’s host who is Maryam Culinary Wonders. This month the cooking focuses on …
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Zeytoon Parvardeh ~ Persian Pomegranate, Olive, & Walnut Dip
5 years ago

Zeytoon Parvardeh ~ Persian Pomegranate, Olive, & Walnut Dip

I am so excited to bring to you once again my yearly Pomegranate Week! Today’s recipe is the first for this year’s Pomegranate Week 2014 recipes. Zeytoon Parvardeh is …
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Keshmesh Polow ~ Persian Raisin Rice
5 years ago

Keshmesh Polow ~ Persian Raisin Rice

We have officially entered the Fall Season. But in my neck of the woods it does not feel like Fall, at all. I am serious when I say that I …
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Persian Rice Salad
5 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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Adas Polow in a Rice Cooker
6 years ago

Adas Polow in a Rice Cooker

Today’s recipe is one of my favorites! I love Adas Polow, rice with lentils. I find this rice be such a great go to recipe when hosting friends who …
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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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Video Wednesday

Last night I attended a Seminar/Cooking Demo about the benefits of following a plant based diet. I began the evening by sitting up tall in my seat. However,  as the …
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Ghooreh ~ Unripe Grape
6 years ago

Ghooreh ~ Unripe Grape

This time of the year you’ll find fresh Ghooreh, unripe grapes, at Persian stores. Many, who are not familiar with how Ghooreh is used in Persian cuisine, are baffled by …
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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