Salad Oleveih – Persian Potato Salad

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When Salad Oleveih makes a debut at a Persian dinner party, there isn’t a plate at the table that doesn’t have a spot reserved just for this heavenly Persian Potato Salad. Since the American version of potato salad was always a bit boring to me, I had wondered what all the fuss was about and decided to give Salad Oleveih …

Fish Tacos with Pineapple Island Salad & Lime Crema

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In my home, life is so much fun in the kitchen! I’m thrilled to announce that I have adopted another new “Spice Child” for my pantry. She’s called Chillin-Chili Lime Rub, and it was the inspiration for my new Fish Taco with Pineapple Island Salad and Lime Crema recipe. I seriously have to come up with shorter names. When it …

Garlic Green Beans with Shallots and Barberries

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Have you ever craved a variety of flavors all at once, and then created a magical combination of foods that scored you a home run? Well, this is mine. I call it, Garlic Green Beans with Shallots and Barberries. When I began learning the art of Persian cooking, I was introduced to an incredible little sour berry called Barberries. Used …

Nowruz – Persian New Year

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Each year beginning in February, I hear my Persian girlfriends talk about celebrating Nowruz and how excited they are for this time of year. It wasn’t until I began writing my book that I decided to investigate this tradition a little closer to discover the unique meaning that goes into this special Persian holiday. It reminded me of a quote …

Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

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When it comes to natural healing, there are some pretty colorful Folk Remedies that give pause to the idea of self help. Take for example, using dirty socks to cure a sore throat , or turpentine for curing shingles. How about eating chocolate dipped garlic to cure memory loss? O.k., I might try that one since it involves chocolate. Those …

Laurie Kerkinni – Guest Contributor for the Book

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It’s hard to believe how quickly the years go by when you have great friends in your life. Laurie and I have known each other for almost 30 years now. That’s a lot of memories to cherish. I asked Laurie to be a guest contributor in my cookbook because she is the guru of everything amazing when it comes to …

My Book In Progress

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Someone recently asked me why I decided to write this book. My answer was, “Because I can’t move on to the next thing in life until I do.” That is the short answer to a much more complex reason why I am compelled to put my heart and soul on paper for the world to read. There is something about …