Take Flight

   آسمان فرصت پرواز بلندی است قصه این است چه اندازه کبوتر باشی The sky is an opportunity for flight, The only question is how much you're willing to be a dove

Nowruz! The Beginning of Spring & The Persian New Year

My favorite time of year has arrived! The first day of Spring marks the Persian New year, celebrated for over 3,000 years. It translates to "new day" and represents a fresh new beginning. Scientifically called the vernal equinox, it occurs the exact moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and spring begins in the Northern … Continue reading Nowruz! The Beginning of Spring & The Persian New Year

Tuscan Inspired Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Cannellini Beans & Roasted Squash-Arugula Salad

There's something so fulfilling about roasted chicken and this sense of satisfaction is universal. The warm aromas that fill the kitchen while it cooks are comforting and feel like home. I love the different ways you can roast chicken with endless herbs and veggies- somehow lemon and rosemary end up on the rotation more often than … Continue reading Tuscan Inspired Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Cannellini Beans & Roasted Squash-Arugula Salad

Baklava

Like many other traditional foods of the past, the origin of baklava is difficult to narrow down since every ethnic group with ancestry connected to the Middle East has some claim to this delicious pastry.  It seems generally accepted that Baklava was first made by the Assyrians around 8th century B.C., who layered nuts with unleavened flat bread … Continue reading Baklava

Persian Cucumber Salad with Red Onion & Thai Basil

This salad is light n' lovely. It's aromatic and refreshing. It's also a great choice when you need lots of flavor but don't have a lot of time. The cucumber being fresh,  and fragrant is  an important part of the success of this dish. This is why I use Persian cucumbers. The basil's slightly sweet, lemony and … Continue reading Persian Cucumber Salad with Red Onion & Thai Basil