Persian

Persian New Year

Persian new year, or Nowruz (new day), happens once a year during the spring equinox. The holiday is celebrated by over 300 million people around the world from all different cultures, religions, and backgrounds. It's based on the lunar calendar so the exact time and date nowruz occurs changes a little every year. This year… Continue reading Persian New Year

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Appetizers, Recipes

Simple Salsa

Here's a quick, easy, and simple salsa that you can make at home with only 6 ingredients. This is the only salsa we eat at home. In fact, we love it so much - store bought salsa just tastes gross to us now! All you need are some onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and… Continue reading Simple Salsa

Persian, Recipes, weekend meals

Tachin (Crispy Saffron Chicken and Rice)

This saffron chicken and rice bake, Tachin in Farsi, is my absolutely favorite Persian dish to make, hands down.Tachin is usually made in a pot on the stove, but I've always preferred this oven baked casserole style version. It's such a delicious, colorful, and fragrant alternative to your standard chicken and rice casserole. Start out… Continue reading Tachin (Crispy Saffron Chicken and Rice)

Persian, Recipes, Weeknight Dinners

Persian Skillet Kebab (Kabob Tabei)

This is a great quick Mediterranean style kebab recipe that doesn't require a grill. Kabob tabei is a popular Persian dish with several variations. I like to smother my kabob tabei in tomato sauce, it adds delicious flavor and keeps the meat tender. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and goes well… Continue reading Persian Skillet Kebab (Kabob Tabei)

Recipes, Weeknight Dinners

Pan Seared Garlic Tilapia with Steamed Kale and Roasted Potatoes

I love making seafood dishes during the week because it's so easy to prepare and quick to cook. This simple seafood dinner can be ready and on the table in 30 minutes or less! Tilapia is especially great because it's not too fishy, tastes great, and is super affordable. I learned this recipe from my… Continue reading Pan Seared Garlic Tilapia with Steamed Kale and Roasted Potatoes

Recipes, weekend meals, Weeknight Dinners

Italian Zucchini Boats

I can't believe it's already March! It feels like February just few by, but we're finally approaching my favorite time of year. Spring is just around the corner and I'm super excited! I'm so looking forward to some warmer weather too, it's been too cold this year. I have a lot of really great ideas… Continue reading Italian Zucchini Boats

Recipes, Weeknight Dinners

Italian Wedding Soup

It's been quite cold here in Colorado the past couple days, perfect weather for a nice hot bowl of soup. No amount of blankets or sweaters seem to warm you up as much as a steaming bowl of delicious soup can during the winter. Italian wedding soup is a broth based soup with meatballs, acini… Continue reading Italian Wedding Soup