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Feta Cheese with Bread & Watermelon
12 years ago

Feta Cheese with Bread & Watermelon

Has anyone had Noon-o Panir-o Hendooneh? Or Hendevaneh, if you want to be proper! I was introduced to this delicious combination in my teenage years! My first thought was, “What??? …
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Mast-o-Khiar ~ Persian Yogurt & Cucumber Dip
12 years ago

Mast-o-Khiar ~ Persian Yogurt & Cucumber Dip

Mast-o-khiar is such an easy and quick dip to make.  Literally translated the name of this dip means yogurt and cucumber.  It is one of the staples at Persian …
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Leftover Herbs ~ Quick Chopping & Freezing

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In the aftermath of our Norouz party we were left with a lot of left over fresh herbs.  I knew exactly what to do with some of the parsley: Chimichuri, baby! But then I was still left with hell of a lot more parsley, cilantro, dill, chives, and mint.

Instead of just freezing each herb on its own I started to think ahead. I took in consideration future Persian dishes that I am planning on making and the amount of herbs needed for each dish when cooking for the two of us.   Since I had a bit of cilantro and chives left I decided to make a Sabzi Polow mix to be used sometime in the future.

The rest of the herbs I just measured and froze on their own.

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Kuku Sabzi ~ Persian Frittata With Fresh Herbs
12 years ago

Kuku Sabzi ~ Persian Frittata With Fresh Herbs

Today’s post is the last of the recipes for the traditional meal consumed for Norouz.

Kuku Sabzi is by far my most favorite type of kuku.  This dish is …
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Sabzi Polow Mahi ~ Persian Herbed Rice with Fish
12 years ago

Sabzi Polow Mahi ~ Persian Herbed Rice with Fish

Norouz is only a few days away folks! Today’s post showcases yet another dish that it traditionally consumed for the Persian new year.  Last week I posted Reshteh Polow …
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Asheh Reshteh ~ Persian Noodle Soup
12 years ago

Asheh Reshteh ~ Persian Noodle Soup

Asheh Reshteh is a delicious hearty soup that is part of the Norouz menu.  Reshteh in Farsi means noodles. This soup is made with Persian noodles which are flat, …
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Tamreh Hendi ~ Tamarind

Anyone who has lived in Iran as a child has undoubtedly experienced the awesomeness that is Tamreh Hendi, Tamarind. I can’t even begin to describe the excitement that the …
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Brie en Croûte With Pistachios & Almonds
12 years ago

Brie en Croûte With Pistachios & Almonds

I have been wanting to make Baked Brie for years.  Brie happens to be one of my favorite cheeses and I was immediately intrigued by the fact that it …
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Egg Wash

In anticipation to tomorrow’s recipe, and actually a few more in the future,  here is another Tips & Techniques post: Egg wash.

Egg wash plays two important roles in …
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Mirza Ghassemi ~ A Persian Eggplant, Tomato, and Egg Dish
12 years ago

Mirza Ghassemi ~ A Persian Eggplant, Tomato, and Egg Dish

I go on and on and on and oooon about all the reasons why I love this blogging business and how much it has enriched my life. But let …
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