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Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Quinoa by

Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Quinoa

Although I am busy getting my  house ready for Norouz with our haft sin and house cleaning, I can’t forget that there was another holiday most people celebrated yesterday. Although I am not Irish,  I do get excited about corned beef – especially all the leftover corned beef we accumulate the day after St. Patrick’s […]

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Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Usually at this time of year, I am scurrying around the house, spring cleaning and preparing for Norouz and the first day of Spring. This year, I am nowhere near ready for the Persian New Year and I am procrastinating the spring cleaning for NEXT week! I broke out the corned beef early this year, […]

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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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Easy Flank Steak with Garlic & Wild Mushrooms

I am so excited today to be part of a movement, the #SundaySupper movement. The idea is to bring the family together for a home-cooked meal on Sunday. When I was little, we would go to my grandmother’s house for the weekly meal. You could smell her delicious cooking while you were walking up to […]

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Green Almond Stew (Khorest-eh Chagaleh Badam)

It is mid-spring and we are in the peak of green almond season. This is the unriped almond and the whole pod is edible. Never tried a green almond, let alone heard of one? Well you are missing out! It’s crunchy and tangy inside and Persians love to eat them with a bit salt sprinkled […]

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Easy Holiday Roast Recipes

Who’s ready for the holidays? Not me! The hubby took two weeks off not for an exotic vacation at a Caribbean resort or for a luxurious European tour, but to stay home and do projects around the house. He is frantically painting and fixing up our gues bathroom in time for family dinner number #1 […]

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes & A Giveaway

Garlic Smashed Potatoes & A Giveaway

Kids really are funny creatures. They start out in life so helpless and dependent on you, and they can’t communicate what they want. Then, when they are able to communicate, they still make no sense to us. They are completely illogical and emotional. They react on instinct, without much thought. Granted, it’s our job as […]

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Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Our garden is a success this year! YAY! I’m so happy. Three years ago we dug up a chunk of grass in our small backyard and created our vegetable garden. Our first year wasn’t so successful. Only the turnips and carrots grew. The second summer was even worse. But third time is a charm, because […]

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Are YOU Party Ready?

Are YOU Party Ready?

Summer is practically at our door step and for most of us, that means grilling season, picnics, vacation time and parties. And with the warm weather, you can take the party outside. But are you party ready? Can you put a shin-dig together on the fly? How much time do you need to prep for […]

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Persian Celery Stew (Khoreshteh Karafs)

Persian Celery Stew (Khoreshteh Karafs)

It’s funny to observe your kids. They keep you on your toes and you never know what they say next. And considering all three have the same biological parents, it’s mind-boggling how different each individual really is. My oldest just turned 10. He’s the Professor. He’s loved dinosaurs since he was 4 and he wants […]

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