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Persian Maast-o-Khiar

Maast-o-Khiar (literal translation: yogurt and cucumber) is like the Persian version of Tzatziki. It’s a cool summer dip of yogurt, mint and cucumbers, and it goes well with just about everything. 114 more words

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Health & Wellness

Recipe: Persian Beetroot, Carrot & Lentil Salad

This recipe was really inspired by cooking at the Skip Garden in the winter, when often British carrots and beetroots were some of the few seasonal, local and organic vegetables I could get hold of. 578 more words


Broad Bean Kuku

I dug up one patch of broad beans as I wanted to plant some brassicas – it is all about the rotation. This means we have been eating lots of broadbeans – like… 230 more words


Bastani - saffron, rosewater and pistachio ice-cream

I absolutely adore ice-cream. Like one of my Norwegian cousins, I will happily sit and eat it till I’m sick/it’s all gone. Until recently my favourite flavour was krokan: vanilla with bits of caramellised sugar and almonds, which I can only get in Norway. 616 more words

Diary 2016

Javan Restaurant in West L.A.

Relatives from Arizona came to visit L.A. and we had a rare chance to have a dinner with them.  I mean rare for me.  They are my ex-husband’s family and my kids still see them quite often. 225 more words

Persian Tahchin Rice with Roasted Chicken

Persian Tahchin is by far one of my favorite rice dishes. My mom never actually made it, but I remember eating it at a friend’s house for the first time and falling in love. 492 more words