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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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
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)
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)
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
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
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
Ever heard of the butterfly effect? Well, I believe that concept holds true more in the environment than anywhere else. Every tiny action or change in the environment can trigger a sequence of events, each one connected to the last, like a long winding line of dominoes. This is why it's so important to be… Continue reading These Simple Steps Help Improve Water Quality in Your Home
Hey all! Here's an easy, satisfying, and low carb treat you can make for breakfast. Ready in 15 minutes, this recipe adds a little excitement to a simple egg breakfast. Baking the avocado makes it super soft and creamy, and the crispy bacon complements the egg and cheese so well. Add some diced green onion… Continue reading Cheesy Bacon Avocado and Egg Bake
Addicting chicken, kale, and sweet potato wontons make for a great appetizer, or fun recipe to do with the kids!