Author Archives: danirenouf

About danirenouf

I have been a registered dietitian since 2003, and very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in industry, clinical nutrition, public health, and private practice. Currently, I am extremely excited about pursuing entrepreneurial ventures which start with my private consulting practice and branch out into the food and culinary industry. I am busy every day developing my own food products and recipes, adapting traditional cooking techniques and incorporating new and innovative ways to prepare nutritious, delicious food. I am passionate about everything food-related, and aspire to engage others in "getting to know their food" - not all of us are cooks, or need to be, but all of us need to eat.

Dani’s Date Bliss Balls (Vegan and Gluten-Free)


When I was a child, I had a considerable sweet tooth. There was no cake, cookie, or chocolate bar that escaped my clutches and I often explored the nooks and crannies of my Mother’s pantry or fridge for leftover treats … Continue reading

Posted in Culinary Arts | 2 Comments

Chahar Shambeh Souri: The Tuesday of Fire Before Norouz


Originally posted on Four Elements Nutrition:
Tomorrow marks the day when many Iranians around the world celebrate spring equinox, or Norouz (“New Day”). As much as I love Norouz and the symbolism, tradition and culinary delights that accompany it, I appreciate…

Posted in Culinary Arts | Leave a comment

A Norouz Feast Is A Feat


Originally posted on Four Elements Nutrition:
The Haf Seen or “7 S’s”, each of which carries symbolic meaning Yesterday marked the first day of spring, which Persians celebrate as Norouz. So I donned my forgiving drawstring pants, fork in hand,…

Posted in Culinary Arts | Leave a comment

No Eggs, No Milk? Yes, to Pancakes (with a Persian twist)!


When I was a teenager, my Mother taught us to make pancakes, and I’ve been making them ever since, trying to experiment with variations on the standard recipe: blueberries, bananas, raisins, flax seeds, applesauce, and gluten-free flours (to name a few) have all had their … Continue reading

Posted in Culinary Arts, Healthy Eating | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Tass Kabab and Why I Love My Oven


Yes, I may have taken a significant break from this blog, but I’m not idle in my silence. We, my Mom and I, are still cooking up a storm and experimenting with old and new recipes, trying to keep some … Continue reading

Posted in Culinary Arts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

Posted in Culinary Arts | Leave a comment

Vegan Sushi Rolls Shouldn’t Play Second Fiddle


I have received some great feedback since my last post, Sushi Ethics, particularly with respect to my comment that our fish supply is threatened as a result of the growth of the North American sushi market. In fact, according to the … Continue reading

Posted in Culinary Arts | Leave a comment