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Persian Butternut Squash Stew (Khoresht Kadoo) for Mehregan

Persian Butternut Squash Stew (Khoresht Kadoo) for Mehregan

We may not be feeling it here in San Diego, but Autumn is here. In most parts of the Northern hemisphere, the weather is starting to cool and the trees are showing off their spectrum of colors. In San Diego, we typically get a final surge of heat before any of the cool temps arrive. Wellt, I was in […]

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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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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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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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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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Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Stew (Fesenjoon)

If you didn’t know, it’s pomegranate season. I mean, HALLELUJAH! IT’S POMEGRANATE SEASON! And if you have been following me on Instagram, then you know that we have been seeding pomegranates by the dozen in our house. My kids are thrilled because they are inhaling a bowl of pomegranate seeds every single day. I’m a […]

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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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How to Make Persian Basmati Rice with Saffron for #SundaySupper

Today’s theme for our Sunday Supper is comfort foods. For many this could be soup or a stew. The word “comfort” brings images of a warm hug, or a blanket to wrap yourself up in as the months start to cool. In our house, our go-to comfort food is basmati rice served with saffron. It […]

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