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Sour Cherry Jam (Moraba Albaloo) by FamilySpice.com

Love, Memories and Sour Cherry Jam (Moraba Albaloo)

My husband loves all sour things while I tend to lean toward the sweet side. Something as simple as noon-o panir (bread and feta cheese) is eaten differently by us, too. He prefers to eat noon-o panir with sabzeh (fresh herbs). I prefer it with a dollop of  jam. In fact, I will take a jar of […]

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Portobello and Asparagus Quiche by FamilySpice.com

Let’s Do Brunch: Portobello and Asparagus Quiche

It is officially April and spring is here! Southern California is finally getting some much needed rain and our garden is prepped and ready for us to begin planting. We are entering my favorite months of the year, Spring through Summer. The days are getting longer. The sun is shining. I can feel my winter […]

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Norouz Twist on Kookoo Sabzi (Persian Herb Quiche with Chard and Kale)

In a blink of an eye, winter is almost over (well, for most of us) and Spring is around the corner. March 20th marks the first day spring and the first day of the Persian New Year (Norouz). I decided to grow my sabzeh this year for our haft sin, as my mother-in-law is still in […]

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Blueberry Feta Quinoa Salad by FamilySpice.com

Eating Fresh: Blueberry Feta Quinoa Salad

Words and I do not get along. Which is odd, as I enjoyed creative writing when I was in school. I always wrote in an informal, conversational tone –  a natural fit with my blogging today. But, honestly, I struggle with words. One of the biggest obstacles I have with my blog is with the […]

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Pomegranate Pancakes by FamilySpice.com

Pomegranate Pancakes

While the internet and foodie magazines are filled with pumpkin recipes, there’s another fall favorite that is just starting to make it’s appearance. Yes, it’s the pomegranate. YAY! Our small pomegranate tree has about a dozen fruits on it. That’s barely a week supply for my family. Although the pomegranates we purchased last week weren’t […]

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Summer Harvest: Kale and Heirloom Tomato Crustless Quiche

Some say tomato, others say frittata. Huh? Or is this a crustless quiche? In farsi, we call these egg dishes, kookoo. I tend to over think things when I’m naming a new recipe. Remember my not-too-long-away slushy-icee-cooler dilemma? Although I do have Italian flavors in this egg dish, including parmesan cheese, I decided  to name […]

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The Purple Smoothie

My kids absolutely adore smoothies. Frankly, so do I! They are easy to whip up, do not require cooking and I can pack in so many good things in each glass and the kids willingly drink it all up. And with so many summer fruits to choose from, the smoothie combinations are endless. A good […]

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Baked French Toast with Blueberries by FamilySpice.com

Baked French Toast with a Whole Lotta Blueberries

One of the first breakfast foods I perfected as a kid was making french toast. It was super easy. Scramble some eggs, dip the toast, cook it in a hot pan. BOOM! Breakfast is served. I was so proud of myself for making such a decadent meal. Between pancakes, waffles, crepes and french toast I […]

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How to Build the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Saturday mornings in our house means there’s time to relax and really savor our breakfast. Some people like to indulge in pancakes and waffles. We like to indulge with eggs. Many weekends, my husband likes to fiddle in the garage and get his man duties done. It’s his meditative time, as I meditate behind the […]

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Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait with Blueberries

I’m currently organizing and filing everything in my house, from bills to kids’ artwork to my digital pictures. And with 90,000 photos collected over the years, between family and food, it’s taking me awhile. The Professor loves looking at pictures of himself as a baby, which reminds me of an annoying amusing conversation we had […]

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