Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

It’s that time of the year again! As the thermometer plunges, I start to crave and make all different types of soups. And this creamy, velvelty-smooth roasted butternut squash soup with all the warming spices is one of my favourite comforting bowls! Roasting the squash with balsamic vinegar brings out a more intense and caramelized […]

Banana Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups

These healthy baked oatmeal cups are my go-to workday breakfast. I usually bake a batch (12 cups) on weekends, freeze the cooled cups on a tray in a single layer, and store them in  a large freezer bag. Then on week days before I go to bed I take 3 cups ( 1.5 per person) […]

Almond and Barberry Stew (khoresht-e-khalal-badam) (خورشت خلال بادام)

The first time I tried this dish at a restaurant I fell in love with the complex flavours and textures and was set to cook it at home. This stew is a traditional dish from “Kermanshah” province located in the mid-western part of Iran. The traditional recipe uses black barberries (zereshk) which is common in […]

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