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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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It’s Time for a Picnic: The Tradition of Sizdah Bedar

The weather outside may or may not reflect it, but Spring is here! Perhaps your sinuses can feel it, with the new blossoms outside? This is my favorite time of the year, like a bear coming out of hibernation, I feel excited with the end of winter behind us. I personally long for the warm […]

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Spring and the Persian New Year

It’s like a fog has lifted over my head. Spring is here. Today marks the first day of spring, as well as the first day of the Persian New Year. It really is a time of rebirth, especially for me. My mood is very tied to the weather and the seasons. Maybe in a past […]

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A Persian Love Affair with Herbs and Salmon & Cilantro Stew (Ghalieh Mahi)

You are probably seeing a lot of green on the world-wide-web this time of year. And frankly, it’s not just for that silly Shamrock Day where everyone is Irish once a year. There is actually another holiday that was green before St. Patty’s Day: It’s the Persian New Year, or Noruz, the first day of […]

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Happy Noruz!

This Sunday, March 20th, at 4:21 PST Spring will arrive! The Persian New Year will also begin. There are many reasons why I love this holiday, putting aside that it dates back 3000 years. Spring has always been symbolic as a time of rebirth, where the cold winter is over, and the beauty of spring […]

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The Persian New Year and Kookoo-yeh Sabzi

The Persian New Year and Kookoo-yeh Sabzi

With all the chaos in my household, I forgot yesterday was Chahr-Shambeh Souri. This is the Tuesday night prior to Noruz (Persian New Year) where you jump over flames to ward off evil. Sounds dangerous to an outsider, but it’s a very symbolic gesture. Alas, my hubby is out-of-town this week, in the cold-still-feels-like-winter-Wisconsin and […]

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Persian New Year and Ash-e Reshteh

Persian New Year and Ash-e Reshteh

Unfortunately for my husband, I am not a soup eater. There are only a few soups I totally adore: Good New England Clam Chowder, Authentic Florida Conch Chowder and Ash-e Reshteh. And luckily for me, I will be eating plenty of Ash-e Reshteh this weekend! Among the many traditions we have for Norouz, Persian New […]

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Persian New Year and Chahr-Shambeh Souri

Hopefully, in your neck of the woods, you are beginning to feel a little warmth in the air. We sure in San Diego. After a few months of much needed rain and cold, cloudy days, our week has started with beautiful warm 75ºF days. Aaaaah… And we have four more days until Spring arrives. I […]

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Herb Rice with Fish (Sabzi Pollo ba Mahi)

Herb Rice with Fish (Sabzi Pollo ba Mahi)

I was at the gym the other day, pounding on the elliptical when I noticed a new segment on the t.v. above me. They were talking about S.A.D., Seasonal Affective Disorder. It has to do with mild depression that arises during the winter months, you know the winter blues, and it usually dissipates when Spring […]

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Persian New Year and The First Day of Spring

Persian New Year and The First Day of Spring

As many of you know, I am half-Iranian. I have lived in the U.S. most of my life, I act like a proud American, but I am proud of my Persian culture. I try not to think about how Iran has turned out politically, but choose to celebrate its glorious traditions and delicious foods. Spring […]

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