Haftseen Food Porn for Norooz (And Lima Bean Hummus!)

Think hummus is just for chickpeas? Think again. Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a healthy and relaxing weekend! Today, I wanted to write a post tributing Norooz, which is also known as the Persian New Year. Why Exactly Is the Persian New Year in March? Before Iran was an Islamic nation—actually, before Iran was […]

TGIMF (Thank Goodness It’s Meatball Friday)

Okay, so maybe meatball Friday doesn’t actually exist. I just wanted an excuse for a fun pun. I feel like whenever I don’t know what to make, meatballs are my total savoir and go-to. I’m pretty sure that I’ve made them just about every which way possible. I’ve made Asian meatballs, Italian meatballs, gluten-free meatballs, and […]

Kofta: The Meatball No One Is Talking About

According to Wikipedia, “Kofta…is an Afghani, Azerbijanian, Balkan, Pakistani, Israeli, Indian, Iranian, Arab, and Turkish meatball or meatloaf.” Who knew that such a scrumptious meatball variation has been hiding in the Middle East for all this time?! Kofta (also spelled kufteh or koofteh) is by far one of my favorite Iranian foods. Not only is it […]

Detox Diet Recipes (That Don’t Feel Like a Detox)

Happy Thursday everyone! I don’t know about you, but every day I try to be thankful for something. And lately, I’ve been soooo thankful for the great weather we’ve been having. Almost nothing is better than being able to drive around with the windows down! Another great quality about spring is the abundance of fresh […]

The Perfect Spring Pineapple Smoothie to Start Your Day

If you’re a smoothie junkie like me, you probably start your day with a green smoothie. And if you’re not a smoothie junkie, you should seriously consider becoming one ASAP. I’ve been drinking smoothies every morning for the last few years. In the last five years, I’ve only missed two smoothies (yes, two). I’ve been […]