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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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How to Cook with Saffron and a HUGE Saffron Giveaway!

Have you ever cooked with saffron? Most of us would answer, no. I remember when I was single, working in Miami and wanting to make some basmati rice with saffron. I didn’t have any saffron in my pitiful bachelorette kitchen, so I went to the Whole Foods Market next to my place to buy some. […]

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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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Persian Ice Cream with Saffron and Rose Water

Persian Ice Cream with Saffron and Rose Water

Summer vacation in San Diego should run July through September; those are our hot months. It seems like the heat really kicks in when the kids return to school. Not that I’m whining or complaining. The ice cream maker is in full swing and the popsicles are in constant supply. For a taste of the […]

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Saffron & Raisin Pound Cake and a Giveaway!

As I have mentioned time and time again on my blog, I do not consider myself a baker. I do not have the training or second sense when it comes to baking. Nor, do I have the patience to meticulously decorate my baked creations. I gravitate towards simpler desserts, where a primary ingredient gets all […]

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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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25 Days of Cookies: Persian Saffron Cookies

25 Days of Cookies: Persian Saffron Cookies

If you’ve ever been to a Middle-Eastern market or visited Teh-rAngeles (the Persian pet-name for the high concentrated of Iranians in Los Angeles), you have probably seen these wonderful Saffron Cookies. My mother-in-law is an amazing cook, but she confesses she doesn’t have the patience to bake, especially Persian pastries. And since these cookies are […]

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Winter Barbeque, Persian Style: A Night of Kabob

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Winter Barbeque, Persian Style: A Night of Kabob

Family dinners have different meanings for every family. I am half-Iranian, half-American and I married a man who is full Iranian, but very American. Make sense? Our family parties are not small. In most middle-eastern cultures, if you are related as little as a drop of blood, you are considered family. When your husband’s sister […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 14 – Oct. 20

Like a kid in the candy store (well, almost), I anticipate what the grocers are offering up for us each week. Before I started doing these posts regularly, I didn’t pay close attention to the weekly flyers. I thought Costco was my best bet, especially for meats. But after convincing myself otherwise, I am hoping […]

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Blueberry-Cherry Rice

Blueberry-Cherry Rice

I suppose I have blueberries on my mind. They are available everywhere now, and my kids can gobble up a pint or two of fresh blueberries in a flash. In fact, I don’t often get too cook or bake with fresh blueberries because they get eaten before I can my hands on them! Not that […]

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