Olivie Salad (Salad-e-Oliviye)

It’s a warm day and I have left over chicken that would go perfectly in the Olivie salad I’ve been wanting to make. Once made this salad tastes fantastic eaten with toasted chiabata. Ingredients 1/2 cup finely diced gerkin 1/2 cup cooked finely diced carrots 3 cooked chicken thighs (deboned a d diced) 1 1/3…

Saffron & Rosewater Rice Pudding (Sholezard)

This is an absolutely delicious dessert made with lots of saffron and Rosewater. Close your eyes and eat this, it’s like walking through a rose garden. Ingredients 3/4 cups rice (I used basmati) 5 cups water 1/2 cup vegtable oil Pinch of salt 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 5 tblsp rosewater 1/4 tsp ground saffron…

Eggplant with Fermented Yogurt – (Kashk-e-bademjan)

It’s safe to say that this dish is loved my most Iranians, and I’ve made it quite a few times for friends and it’s got the thumbs up! It’s wonderful eaten with toasted flat bread, pitta or if you can get your hands on Iranian bread; sangak, lavash or the like then even better. Ingredients…

Cocoa, Avocado, Almond & Coconut Milk Smoothie

I got to tell you guys this is an awesome drink. I was passing by a coffee  /smoothie stall in Fulham Broadway on my way back to pick up my daughter when the hunger for something sweet started to rage from within! So I thought try a smoothie, it might do the trick and tick…

Spiced Chicken on a bed of Pak choi and Chicory

I got to say that today was one of those days where nothing else would do but a quick and easy spiced fried chicken! And yes to raise the temperature a tad some home made hot sauce. But wait  I want this to be leaning towards the healthy side, so these lovely morcels of crispy…

Sour Cherry Jam – (Morabaye Albalu)

This is an easy recipe for making sour cherry jam (Morabaye Albalu) and tastes absolutely scrumptious. It’s quite nostalgic for me as I used to have this for breakfast on either lavash or sangak bread at my Grandmothers house in Iran. There was always an array of jams accompanied with butter, clotted cream, cheese and lots…

Broadbean & Lamb Rice – (Loobiya Polo)

This is an amazingly scrumptious dish. The art is to ensure you don’t over power it with the meat and allow the subtle flavour of the broadbeans and spices to come through. Trust me when I say your  guests will be asking for seconds! This dish serves 4 people. Ingredients 1 Onion 2 cloves garlic…

Poached Pears infused in saffron, cardomom & rose petal

  This was one of those recipies where you think let’s try something without chocolate! Yes I know it sounds blasfamous to chocolate lovers, me included but my daughter loved it and it ticked off one of her 5 fruit a day goal 😁 and was absolutely delishious. Ingredients 3 pears (peeled and washed) 2…

Dolmeh – Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers. These are absolutely delicious and easy to make once you get all the ingredients together. Different country’s have there own twist to it. Mine is the Iranian way, and being half Azeri myself and married to a lovely jubly Azeri I can safely say that that qualifies me to make,write and talk…

Pan Seared Shoulder of Lamb

This is a quick and easy win. I had so much going on yesterday that not even pasta would have been this quick! Saved me do much time, pleased the grumbling tummies and tasted delicious. Ingredients 4 large pieces of lamb steak Sea salt for sprinkling Ground black pepper for sprinkling 5 tblsp olive oil…