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Happy Nowruz and the First Day of Spring!

Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring. And on the Persian calendar, it is also the first day of the new year. Actually, the Spring Vernal Equinox falls today, March 20th, at 6:45 P.M. EDT. It’s a time to gather with your family, sit around the haft sin and share the traditional meal of sabzi pollo ba mahi (herbed […]

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Leftover Mashed Potato Quiche with Chives | Kookooyeh Sib Zamini by FamilySpice.com

Leftover Mashed Potato Quiche | Kookooyeh Sib Zamini

Has everyone recovered from their Thanksgiving food comas? I thoroughly enjoyed my Thanksgiving meal. Actually, I thoroughly enjoyed all of those Thanksgiving leftovers! I go gaga over my mom’s moist bread stuffing. I inhaled my go-to pomegranate cranberry sauce.  And of course, I always lick my plate clean of my baked squash (you can find my favorite thanksgiving […]

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Persian Chicken Kabob (Kabob-eh Morgh) by FamilySpice.com

Persian Chicken Kabob (Kabob-eh Morgh)

There used to be a time when no one in the U.S. heard of “kabobs.” When I grew up in Houston, for example, the nearest Persian restaurant was an hour away. No bamboo skewers were to be found at the grocery store. Making kabob at home was a lot of work. Especially without skewers! But […]

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Pomegranate with Golpar

There are some things in Farsi that easy to translate into English. Then you find these Persian proverbs and sayings and they completely lose their meaning in English. Then there are  the Persian words that have absolutely no English equivalent. But, I suppose most languages have this problem with English. For example, “pomegranate” in Farsi […]

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Vodka and Mint Fizz by FamilySpice.com

Salut! Vodka and Mint Fizz

We have only had 8 days of school, but the entire family is ready to unwind during this 3-day weekend. I’m thinking beach time, pool time, some chill time and a bit of cocktail time! I’m not a big drinker, as I’ve shared before. My husband calls me a cheap date since I’m quite a […]

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Persian Saffron Rice Pudding - Sholeh Zard

Persian Saffron Rice Pudding – Sholeh Zard

I never thought much about having a favorite color until I had kids. All of a sudden there were favorites everywhere. Favorite foods. Favorite movies. Favorite books. Favorite colors. The first time one of my kids asked me my favorite color, I drew a blank. I loved my soft grey tshirts, but how boring is […]

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