Have No Fear, Egg Replacers are Here!

The world feels messy, frustrating, and full of chaos and confusion, but at least egg-free baking doesn’t have to be. Have no fear, egg replacers are here. Almost every baking recipe calls for eggs. Why? Eggs provide binding, leavening, moisture, and a golden brown appearance to baked goods. But there are many reasons people omit … Continue reading Have No Fear, Egg Replacers are Here!

Shirini Donmarki (for my Grandma with love)

This beautiful painting is by my great aunt (my grandfather’s sister). During difficult times, I often think of my grandfather and my grandmother. The challenges they faced. Their strength and resilience. This post is part recipe, part reflection. I had never heard of Shirini Donmarki (a Persian pastry) until my mom made it for my … Continue reading Shirini Donmarki (for my Grandma with love)

Khoresh-e-Ghaymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)

In Persian cuisine, this khoresh (Persian stew) is typically prepared as two separate dishes - Khoresh-e-Bademjan (eggplant stew) and Khoresh-e-Qaymeh (split pea stew). Each is made with meat and is a tomato-based stew. Each are incredibly popular dishes. To be honest, however, I did not like Khoresh-e-Bademjan as a child. The texture of the eggplant, … Continue reading Khoresh-e-Ghaymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)