It’s no secret that I love oatmeal. I literally eat it all year round. I do, however, like to mix it up a bit as the weather warms up and make a chilled version of my favorite breakfast food. The best part is, it’s not only super quick to toss together, it can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This recipe is wide open to interpretation. In fact, I encourage you to play around with your favorite dried fruits and nuts and even spices. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination, so go wild!!tags: breakfast snacks fruit rice, grains and breads no-cook more
Busy day? Try this super simple fail-proof baked chicken dinner. Rach likes to add a tomato, red onion and parsley salad tossed with EVOO and seasoned with salt and pepper.tags: snacks lunch box dinner lunch cheese rice, grains and breads poultry bake Yum-o! Family-Friendly more
This is the perfect Monday dessert: made in one bowl and baked in a loaf pan. You can choose to top with powdered sugar. Or whipped cream. Or ice cream. Or berries. Or all of the above. I think it would be completely acceptable to toast it with some peanut butter for a snack – or let's be honest, breakfast. Adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe.tags: desserts snacks rice, grains and breads bake more
Nothing ties a Persian meal together like creamy and tangy yogurt. Yogurt is usually served as a condiment with classic dishes like lean and juicy kebab, fragrant stew, and fluffy white rice. Sometimes yogurt is served with just a sprinkling of fresh dill or dried mint, but often it’s mixed with a vegetable to give it color and texture. This delicate yogurt condiment has few ingredients but holds a big, rich flavor. It’s best to cut off any thick, fibrous spinach stems before cooking. Like many Persian dishes, this yogurt tastes even better after chilling overnight in the refrigerator.
Wonderfully fresh and delightful recipes are in Louisa Shafia's lateat cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen. Beautiful colors, intense flavors and nutritious ingredients are found in all the dishes.