Archive | 2012
Poached Pears with Red Wine and Pomegranate

Starting the New Year the Right Way with Poached Pears

Another end-of-the-year post talking about another new-years-resolution? It’s enough to make me hurl – and it’s my post! But, here I am again, with the same resolutions as last year. Along with millions of others, I want to get in shape and lose the excess weight. After three kids, I don’t have dreams of a […]

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Healthy Breakfast: Baked Eggs with Kale and Mushrooms

Just a few days ago I looked at the calendar and realized that Christmas was on Tuesday and not on Wednesday. My kids were thrilled with this realization, but I went into full panic mode! Since we are not traveling during the holidays, I wasn’t paying as close attention to the dates as I thought […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Pomegranate Tequila

As I confessed last week, I am not ready for the holidays. Here I am one week later, even more NOT ready for the holidays. Having three kids home for two days with a stomach virus kinda does that to you. Plus, who the heck wants my annual baked goody baskets knowing that they were […]

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How to Cook with Saffron and a HUGE Saffron Giveaway!

Have you ever cooked with saffron? Most of us would answer, no. I remember when I was single, working in Miami and wanting to make some basmati rice with saffron. I didn’t have any saffron in my pitiful bachelorette kitchen, so I went to the Whole Foods Market next to my place to buy some. […]

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A Day of Remembrance

A Day of Remembrance

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Persian Baklava Cake

Holiday Sweets: Persian Baklava Cake with Almonds and Rosewater

Despite my protests, it appears that the holidays are coming as scheduled. Christmas is still December 25th. The kids’ break from school will still begin December 21st. And so on, and so forth. Every year, my goal is to have my holiday cards mailed out by the first week of December. And every year, the […]

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Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Stew (Fesenjoon)

If you didn’t know, it’s pomegranate season. I mean, HALLELUJAH! IT’S POMEGRANATE SEASON! And if you have been following me on Instagram, then you know that we have been seeding pomegranates by the dozen in our house. My kids are thrilled because they are inhaling a bowl of pomegranate seeds every single day. I’m a […]

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Cheloh Kabob with Egg

Getting Raw, Staying Safe and Chelo Kabab

Let’s talk eggs, shall we? True confession time: I’ve eaten eggs that were runny and weren’t cooked completely. It’s my husband’s fault. He introduced me to the undercooked egg. Then there’s hollaindaise sauce (YUM), caesar dressing (Mmmmm) and homemade mayonnaise (DROOL). They are all made with eggs that are either raw or not not cooked […]

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Scones

  My kids aren’t the only ones this week unhappy that school started. The homework fights are back and everyone is dragging in the morning, not wanting to do what must be done or go where they must go. “The good news,” I told my kids, “is that Christmas break is only 4 weeks away!” […]

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Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for Any Meal!

What? A post about Thanksgiving side dishes AFTER Thanksgiving is over?! Well, to be honest, I couldn’t get my act together to post this BEFORE Thanksgiving. I have published some of these recipes in the past WAY BACK when I first started blogging. So, as you can imagine, the pictures were truly AWFUL! I refused […]

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