Persian, Recipes, weekend meals

Kuku Sabzi – Persian Herb Frittata

This frittata is not your average frittata. Kuku sabzi is a traditional Persian dish usually made in the spring for Persian new year. What makes this frittata so great is that the filling outweighs the egg content, so you end up with a dark, flavorful, and slightly crispy crust on both sides. It's also a… Continue reading Kuku Sabzi – Persian Herb Frittata

Desserts, Recipes

Gingersnap Cookies

Hi all! I've been trying to fight off a super sweet tooth lately, but it won- and this is the result. This recipe makes a good two dozen classic gingersnap cookies. I like to split the dough and make one dozen large, soft and chewy cookies and the second dozen smaller, crunchy gingersnaps. If we… Continue reading Gingersnap Cookies

Environment

What’s in Your Drinking Water?

There's been a lot of talk lately about what's really in our drinking water. From the evening news to Netflix documentaries, events like the Flint, Michigan crisis and documentaries like Gasland and The Devil We Know have made the public hyper aware of potential risk factors related to the quality of drinking water in the US.… Continue reading What’s in Your Drinking Water?

Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

I have been aching to make a batch of these cookies for months now! I finally got around to it and decided to switch things up by adding some chocolate chips to my go-to M&M cookies. My husband is not much of a sweet tooth, but these cookies he loves! This might actually be the… Continue reading Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Recipes, weekend meals, Weeknight Dinners

All Day Kale and Eggs

Kale and eggs. Sounds pretty bland and boring, but take my word for it, this recipe is pretty stellar. The best part about it, other than being super healthy and loaded with antioxidants, iron, and nutrients, is that you can eat it at any time of day. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! You… Continue reading All Day Kale and Eggs

Family

Choosing the Right Daycare with Questionnaire and Checklist

My son is just shy of 16 months old, which is near peak age for separation anxiety and difficulties with transitions. Toddler age children have adjusted to strong habits and daily routines that guide their daily lives. Of course there will be the occasional change or shift in daily routines that can't be controlled, but… Continue reading Choosing the Right Daycare with Questionnaire and Checklist

Recipes, Weeknight Dinners

Hearty 30 Minute Chili

A good hearty bowl of chili on a cold winter evening is the ultimate comfort food. Being able to get the meal on the table in 30 minutes makes it even better! I've tried a ton of different chili recipes over the years, but this one stands out above the rest just because it's loaded… Continue reading Hearty 30 Minute Chili

Environment, Water

Water’s Journey Beyond the Tap

When I was young, I hated the taste of water. My parents had to trick me into drinking water by dressing it up with fruits or fun ice cube shapes, but usually to no avail. I'd take a sip, squish my nose in disgust, and push that glass of water away. As I grew older,… Continue reading Water’s Journey Beyond the Tap

Recipes, Sides

Potluck Parmesan Potatoes

Potlucks are always fun, but figuring out what dish you want to contribute can be stressful. Ideally, you'd want something relatively easy to make, something that looks good, tastes good, and feeds a lot of hungry folks! We're headed to a Potluck tonight, so I knew I wanted to make something that checked off all… Continue reading Potluck Parmesan Potatoes

Persian, Recipes, weekend meals

Roast Chicken with Turmeric and Tomato Rice

Growing up in the US with my Persian family molded me into a home cook that's always combining American and middle eastern recipes together. Experimenting with different fusion dishes has actually become one of my favorite things! I was blessed to grow up being exposed to both cultures. As a kid and teenager, and even… Continue reading Roast Chicken with Turmeric and Tomato Rice