Category Archives: Culinary Arts

Alright, I will confess this section is more about enjoyment of food than counting its calories, or determining whether it’s balanced perfectly for nutrition. Everyone has to have a bit of fun once in a while! I believe that we can all enjoy any food we want and still be healthy.

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

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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…

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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,…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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