A Trio of delicious, easy finger foods

I have come up with a combination of finger foods, which could be prepared in about 2-3 hours, max.,  tasting real good and looking way more laborious. So, Let’s get right in to it:

1.      Stuffed Meat Rolls (rollet-e goosht): Read the rest of this entry »


Grated cucumber & yogurt (Maast-O-Khiyar)

Maast-O-khiyar: Grated cucumber and yogurt, mixed with salt, black pepper and dried mint powder, and topped with dried rose powder: a perfect combination of tastes, aroma and color and a savory companion of many Persian foods.


Wholesome ideas for Holidays Season: Veg.s and dips

Fresh vegetables and two home-made dips or the whole family to savor : Guacamole and Persian Shallot marinated in yogurt (maast-o-mosir) and garnished with chopped chives.


Shish-tauk sandwich & Lebanese music, Montreal-homemade style!

Shish-tauk, an originally Turkish term and a Lebanese way of marinating and broiling chicken, enjoys much popularity and countless recipes on the internet.

We in Montreal, though, would claim an exclusive right over this dish, as it is prepared in a specific ways by Lebanese chain fast food restaurants, most notably Amir Restaurant.  I have been to Amir and taken out its sandwich and plate shish-tauk dishes often enough to come up with my own recipes for this easy and delicious sandwich!

Ingredients:

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Strawberry & Baby Spinach Salad

This is another pretty looking, common salad which is nice to have while strawberries are still in season.

Ingredients:

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Shirazi Salad with everything

What is renown among Iranians everywhere as “salad-e Shirazi” is, in fact, a common and popular green salad everywhere in Iran.  It is simply considered more authentic when made by a Shirazi or consumed in Shiraz.

It is refreshing, tasty and goes with almost all types of Iranian dish, especially with mixed-rice verities, such as cabbage-mixed polow.

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Rigatoni & Broccoli

I had an Italian friend who cooked me this delicious side dish once while she was staying with me in Montreal. I don’t usually make my guests cook for me but she insisted!

Ingredients (serving four):  Broccoli, 1 crown. Rigatoni pasta, one pack (about 4 cups, or half a kilo) Garlic, 4 cloves, finely chopped.  Olive oil, 3 tbsp. Salt and water. Parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp., grated (optional).

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