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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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Pork Sausage Fried Brown Rice by FamilySpice.com

Pork Sausage Fried Brown Rice

The final days of school are here. Middle Child is graduating from elementary school this week. That means I will have two middle schoolers this fall. My heart is breaking. Where did the time go? It wasn’t that long ago I was drowning in diapers, bouncy balls and hot wheels. And lack of sleep. Wait, […]

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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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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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The Joys of Saffron and a Holiday Giveaway For You!

The Joys of Saffron and a Holiday Giveaway For You!

Saffron. This exotic spice evokes images and scents of far and exotic places. Outdoor markets, or bazaars, filled with dates, nuts and tea leaves. It’s deep red threads yields a gorgeous and rich yellow color when soaked in hot water, making it a wonderful natural dye. But, it also carries a distinct aroma that reminds […]

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Basmati Rice: Another Great Thanksgiving Side Dish

Basmati Rice: Another Great Thanksgiving Side Dish

What? You’ve never heard of basmati rice being served during the Thanksgiving meal? Funny. We have it all the time! As many new immigrants come to the US, it is customary to bring parts of their culture into the new world they are living in. Italians brought us pasta and pizza. The Irish brought their […]

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My Very Special POM Party

My Very Special POM Party

So now I can share with you what has been keeping me busy for the past few weeks! I had the great privilege of being selected by POM pomegranates to host a pomegranate party. This was another great opportunity that FoodBuzz has provided me. And since my family ADORES pomegranates, cooking with you was a […]

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Daring Cooks: Lemon Risotto

Daring Cooks: Lemon Risotto

My family and I love all types of foods. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and my husband and kids are used to seeing new things on the dinner table. Of course, they don’t always eat what I serve them, even if they are delicious. Despite these setbacks and disappointments, I keep moving forward (Remember, “Meet the […]

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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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