Golden and flaky, Zabaan is a delicious Persian puff pastry shaped like a tongue. Zabaan is from the Qazvin region of Northern Iran. It is traditionally made with honey, but our vegan version uses agave syrup and a plant-based puff pastry.
Cake Yazdi is like the traditional Western vanilla cupcake but with delicious flavors of cardamom and rosewater. This Iranian cupcake comes from the Yazd province, an area known for its delicious sweets.
Rainbow sprinkles remind me of summer; childhood memories of soft serve ice cream covered in specks of color. Desserts always seems more joyous, fun, delicious, when covered in rainbow sprinkles. It is no wonder then that the first recipe I tried from my vegan Italian cookbook, Mangiamo, were the sprinkle-covered Italian Love Knots. I of … Continue reading Summer Sprinkle Cookies
Love trumps hate; let’s eat cake and celebrate. Today, I celebrate for women. Today, I celebrate for immigrants. Today, I celebrate for refugees. Today, I celebrate for children. Today, I celebrate for Black lives. Today, I celebrate for democracy. Today, I celebrate for science. Today, I celebrate for breaking barriers. Today, I celebrate for human … Continue reading Vegan Persian Baklava Cake
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!
I always ask people what is the hardest food to give up when trying to eat more plant-based. I often hear dairy products like cheese or yogurt. Persians, of course, love their kabob. For me, it was definitely hard to give up eggs. I quickly and easily gave up meat. Dairy was initially challenging, but … Continue reading KooKoo Sibzamini (Persian Potato Frittata)
My six year old daughter loves to cook. Since I can remember, she has always asked to help in the kitchen. This past school year, before the pandemic, she was enrolled in an after school cooking club. While I knew all the dishes she would prepare would be vegetarian, I was pleasantly surprised when the … Continue reading Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins
We are sharing another recipe using the awesome egg-replacer "Just Egg." It has been so exciting recreating our favorite foods egg-free. Removing egg from our household was very hard not because we loved eating eggs, but because I did not know how to replace the eggs in our breakfast or some of our favorite Persian … Continue reading Egg-free Frittata
KooKoo Sabzi is one of my favorite dishes to eat. It can be made into a sandwich with fixin's or eaten alone (similar to a frittata). I love it wrapped in warm lavash bread along side a bowl of Persian Ash-e-Reshteh. It is delicious and flavorful. Traditionally, KooKoo Sabzi is made with eggs. My mom … Continue reading Vegan KooKoo Sabzi (Persian Herb Frittata)