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Roasted Balsamic Vegetable Salad

Happy Spring! Last Thursday around 10am PST Spring arrived. It is also Norouz and the Persian New Year. The family and I were busy getting the house in order (hence the origins of “spring cleaning”) as we had a big family dinner to celebrate Thursday night. Needless to say, my workouts with Mamavation were a […]

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Pomegranate Torshi by Family Spice

Pickled Eggplant and Vegetables with Pomegranate (torshi-yeh bademjan va anar)

The term “pickle” means something here in the U.S. It’s a cucumber, that has been soaking in brine or vinegar. We also have pickled cabbage, pickled okra, pickled onions, pickled tomatoes and maybe a handful other sour delights. Persians love pickling, too, especially our vegetables. And these pickled vegetables are called torshi, which translates basically […]

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Roasted Summer Vegetables

If you haven’t noticed, this week I am taking a break from desserts. Not because I haven’t been making any desserts my house, but to highlight my garden vegetables. I’ve kept dinners simple this week since the kids are in a beach camp. This is their major camp for this summer and they are HAVING […]

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Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Well, we survived Christmas this year. I didn’t think we would, with all the house projects going on. Although we had the tree up and some decorations, it didn’t quite feel like Christmas. We had tons of rain in San Diego and hubby was busy fixing up my kitchen and never hung up any lights […]

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Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Continuing with one of my featured recipes on FoodBuzz’s Family Bites, I have this one to share with you. And it keeps the picnic theme going, (see the Mediterranean Mortadella Pitas): Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich. You are probably thinking, “Eggplant Parmesan? What’s the big deal?” Well, this sandwich is a lot healthier than the breaded-fried […]

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Eggplant with Cheese & Shrimp

I love appetizers. When I go to a party with a heck of an appetizer spread, I go to town. In fact, I prefer appetizers to dinner. I often skip dinner because I stuffed myself with so many delicious starters. I definitely think the Spanish got it right with their Tapas spread. Just hang out […]

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Daring Cooks: Middle-Eastern Mezze

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here and I must admit, this is the first year that I’ve been hooked to the t.v. watching it every possible night. Having never been a competitive athlete myself, let alone someone who would be considered an athlete, I must admire the Olympic athletes drive and nerves of steel. Which […]

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