Shishlix!

Today, my hubby and I went to Shishlix for lunch. Shishlix is a Persian restaurant that is 100% Halal, serves simple BBQ kebabs and some authentic Persian dishes. Our favourite dish from this restaurant is its Koobideh Kebab, which is basically two skewers of ground beef served with a mix of both white, long grain rice and golden, saffron flavoured rice....more

Fried rice

In just no time you can turn plain white rice into something so delicious, with just a few simple ingredients, offering a different texture and a nice blend of the different flavours, soaked up by the rice, while frying.This dish can easily prepared in advance and reheated in the microwave or oven.   ...more

Paella

Paella recipe at The Gourmet Mom:  http://ow.ly/97e6J ...more

Gallo Pinto: A New Staple

I chose to add Seasonal and Savory’s Gallo Pinto to this month’s meal plan because it looked quick and easy and used simple ingredients. I don’t know what I was expecting but I was definitely surprised by the satisfying deliciousness that we sat down to on Friday night....more

Cranberry Black Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

I love this dish! I first made it for Thanksgiving, but lately has been my go-to recipe for several recent pot-luck holiday parties. The black rice in name usually catches people's attention, the cranberries and squash add a seasonal touch and the flower-like presentation makes it very inviting on a table full of food. It's also vegan and gluten free, making this Cranberry Black Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash a perfect main dish for those with dietary restrictions and also acts as a hearty side-dish to almost any meal you might be cooking. ...more

Salvadoreño Fried Rice

From the kitchen wafts fresh aromas of caramelizing onions, toasting rice, and sweet bell peppers in browning butter: all slowly melding in a magical union, for a savory finished goodness....more
I would be so honored if you would one day post just one of your Persian family recipes. I am ...more

Arroz con calamares

Ingredientes1 1/2 Calamares 4 tazas de agua2 cucharaditas de sal1/2 onza de jamón de cocinar1 cebolla pequeña1 ají dulce1 pimiento verde pequeño1 tomate pequeñocilantrilloperejil2 ajos aceite de olivaaceitunas rellenas (a gusto)1/8 taza de salsa tomate o tomate frito 2 Taza de ArrozProcedimiento;Deberá lavarse bien antes de mezclarlo con los ingredientes, para sacar el exceso de almidón....more

Easy Gifts to Make

It's not too early to think about making gifts for Christmas. I always wait too long and then have to run around like crazy trying to get it finished and spending money I had not planned on. I like making my own gifts and I think the people I make for appreciate it.Fleece Scarfs...more

Brown Rice Medley with Lemon-Parsley Dijon Vinaigrette

Paul usually works a couple of evenings per month so on those nights I end up cooking for just me.  I usually find myself throwing dinner together on a whim.  Lately it’s been this avocado pasta or this cous cous salad but I found this brown rice medley at Trader Joe’s and it was calling my name....more

East meets West Arancini

Arancini is an Italian specialty, from Sicily to be precise, dating back to around the 10th century. The word Arancini actually means “little orange” as the traditional fried rice ball are very round and resemble small oranges. You will find many recipes online giving you the supposed original version but as any Italian family can attest, every Italian mother or grandmother has her own secret recipe....more