Tag Archives | Persian New Year (Norouz)


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

With all the chaos in my household, I forgot yesterday was Chahr-Shambeh Souri. This is the Tuesday night prior to Norouz (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

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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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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