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Koobideh Persian Ground Lamb Kebabs

Recipe: Koobideh – Persian Ground Lamb Kebabs

While my husband was in grad school studying Persian literature, I started exploring Persian culinary traditions as a fun way to embrace and support his studies. One of our favorite meals is the very simple dish of koobideh, a kebab of ground lamb, served with roasted tomatoes and basmati rice.

Seattle Iranian Festival 2013

The Seattle Iranian Festival is an annual event for my family. My husband got his Master’s degree in Persian literature, and through his studies we were introduced to the local Persian community. Each year we reconnect with old friends, and savor the amazing food. Art, colors, texture, music, beauty everywhere… Each year Gem is made …

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Pomegranate Chicken Recipe

Chicken stewed in a gravy of pomegranate and ground walnuts Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large leek 2 lbs chicken (I like thighs because they’re juicier and more flavorful, but breasts will also work well) 1 tub Knorr Chicken Homestyle Stock concentrate 2 cups pomegranate juice 8 oz walnuts 1/4 tsp cardamom basmati rice, …

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2009 Seattle Iranian Festival

It’s hard to party when your heart is with people dying on the street on the other side of the world.  Harder still for Seattle’s Iranian-American community, with family members caught up in the in the fight for their rights, freedom, and even their lives in Iran. Yet party is just what we did today …

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The Party/Not to Party Debate

Most days, the fact that Mr. H and I go to different schools with different schedules is not an issue. This week has been a different story. As I mentioned earlier, Mr. H graduated from UW on Saturday which has had him in party mode since he turned in his final paper on Friday. I, …

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