My Cookbook is Finally Here!

Just in time for the holidays! “When Kugel Met Tahdig: Foods of Our Persian-Jewish-American Marriage”, has finally been published!

Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew

We are very lucky to have access to local, pasture-raised lamb, which is a more sustainable red meat option. Although we eat very little red meat, when we do, it is usually in a stew. So I am trying to switch my beef stews to lamb wherever it makes sense. One I have been working…

New Cookbook is Getting Closer

I apologize for being so absent from posting. Between working on the new cookbook and launching Red Cedar Forest Therapy, I have been pulled away from blogging. As I near completion of all the recipes for the book, I figured it is time to give you an update. The concept behind this cookbook is marriage….

Fried Eggplant Khoresh (Bademjun Sorkh Kardeh)

It was an exciting night for cooking, and a good thing I planned a dinner that could all be done on the stove top.  Just as I was salting the eggplant and boiling the water to blanch the tomatoes, a storm blew through and we lost power for the next 2 hours.   Because of…

Khoresh Bademjun – Persian Eggplant Stew

Khoresh Bademjun is the most often requested birthday dinner dish in our house.  And we have to call it by its Persian name since Emily, who loves it, could not bring herself to eat eggplant, but as long as we called it khoresh bademjun, it was delicious.  It takes a long time to prepare and…