Vegetarian Chicory Taco Salad

Our winter CSA started this week, isn’t it beautiful?! I am very excited about this CSA because it promises to supply me with a variety of vegetables I have used very rarely or not ever tasted. One of those that came this week was chicory, I don’t think I had ever tasted chicory before. I…

Priya’s Smokey Jalapeño Bread – from Great British Bake Off

I love the Great British Bake Off! Ok, who doesn’t? My favorite is always Bread Week. I immediately go to their website to search for the recipes for my favorite bakes, and sometimes I am lucky enough to find just the one I want. Thus was the case with Priya’s smoky jalapeño bread. Look at…

Persian Sweet Potato Stew – even better!

Fall means sweet potatoes and stews.  Putting the two together is a wonderful combination. I have revised my earlier recipe to bring more specifically Persian flavors to the stew. The qormeh sabzi vegetables brings a wonderful, rich flavor to the stew, I want to lick my plate! 1 Tbsp grape seed oil 1 large onion,…

Potato, Onion, Cheese, & Turkey Bacon Scrambled Omelet

One of the things I remember fondly about my brother Mitch was the joy he had in making and serving breakfast. It was always a treat to be at his house in the morning. One of my favorites was when he would make a scrambled omelet for me. His were loaded with potatoes, onions and…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Molasses Bark

I love pomegranate molasses. I love dark chocolate. And I love pistachios. But I really love putting the three together in my new creation – dark chocolate bark with pomegranate molasses and pistachios.  It is delicious with just the chocolate and pomegranate molasses, but the pistachios add saltiness and texture that just takes it up…

Persian Carrot Jam

Today is my husband’s birthday, so I made his favorite … carrot cake. When I went to the store to buy carrots, for some reason, I bought a 5-pound bag. So, I had plenty of carrots left over to make him some Persian carrot jam as well. I thought I had a recipe for it,…

My Cookbook is Available!

I am so excited! After more than 3 years of work, Persian Cooking in an American Kitchen – Cooking how my Mother-in-law would have taught me is available on Amazon! It took 3 years to develop and refine the recipes, but the last month of editing and layout has been the hardest and most challenging….

Sourdough Blondies

Time for Portia’s first weekly feeding.  Portia is the new sourdourgh starter I made here in Portland.  After her feeding I was left with a cup of sourdough discard. I also have a bag of dark chocolate kisses and some other chocolates in my kitchen (leftovers from my Mother’s Day treats).  I want to use…

A Real Northwestern Bread – Hazelnut and Cherry

Even though we are still living in our rented tiny condo and all my kitchen gear is in storage (including my stand mixer), it is time to get back to baking bread.  Without my mixer, I am getting my hands on the dough more, so getting an even better feel for the textures I like…

Quarantine Quiche

Sometimes quarantine means making comfort food. This is especially true on a rainy quarantine day. Since moving to Portland we have discovered tater tots.  Yes, there were tater tots in Delaware, and I never made them.  Just another processed food.  But tater tots were invented in in Oregon, and they are a big thing here,…