Gothab – or Persian sweet nuggets

As a child, I was quite fussy when it came to food and sweets. These cookies nevertheless were and still are one of my favorites.  Very delicious and quite easy to make.

For a luxurious version – add some saffron mixed with one or two tablespoons of warm water to the dough. Wonderful cookies for Easter. Continue reading “Gothab – or Persian sweet nuggets”

Carrot Frittata

On Saturday I was craving something with carrots – it had to be easy to make! This is indeed very easy to make and so delicious! You can either fry it in rings of peppers or as I also tried to cover both sides with bread crumbs, personally I prefer the latter. It is all vegetarian but not vegan, you can easily make it vegan if you replace the eggs with vegan options.  Continue reading “Carrot Frittata”

Persian New Year – Norooz

 

Brief History:

Persian new year is called Norooz (can also be spelled Nowruz, Nawroz, Noroz), which marks the arrival of the spring. No means new and Rooz means day.

Norooz has been celebrated for thousands of years in Iran and Central Asian countries formerly belonging to the ancient Persian Empire. Today, Norooz is the world’s only event celebrated at exactly the same time all over the world.  The celebration is not linked to religion and is based on the spring equinox, many claim the celebrations around Norooz and call it, for example, the Bahai New Year. But the Bahais originate in Iran and that is why they celebrate the Persian New Year – not because they are Bahais! We Iranians do not like to have the festivities linked to a religion. The Kurds also call it for the Kurdish New Year – even this is wrong – they celebrate Persian New Year because they have their roots in the old Persian Empire! Nothing else.

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Wonderful Zucchini cake


 

Carrot cake is a favorite in our household, but I thought we needed to renew ourselves. Had a big Zucchini at home and wanted to do something about it. Zucchini burgers of course but the zucchini I had at home was big enough to do something more with it. I decided to make a zucchini cake. One might think it’s strange to have vegetables in cakes but I guarantee – you will just love this cake.

The recipe is a combination of my recipe for carrot cake, gingerbread and some additional stuff. You will not regret making this delicious cake, I promise you!  The cake is moist and durable. Fold it in aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator. Well – that thing about durable 😊 we eat it all within 2 – 3 days! Continue reading “Wonderful Zucchini cake”

Dressing mixture with many uses! PoP!

 

My son Patrick is very fond of a special dressing called Ranch dressing or Farmardressing as we call it in Sweden. Over the years, we have bought semi-manufactured products from the US but most are quite tasteless. During Christmas holidays a few years ago, Patrick and I experimented freely. After many attempts, we finally created a very good dressing. The best thing is that our PoP (Pakizeh & Patrick) dressing as we call it at home is a dressing that lasts for a long time as it includes only dry ingredients. The mixture can also be used with dips, cold sauce for BBQ dishes or even a “dry rub” for meat or chicken. I promise you, you will not regret making it!

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