Spinach, Zucchini and Halloumi Pie

Super easy to prepare this rich and creamy pie is a great dish if you are hosting a dinner for few friends. You can prepare it ahead and serve cold. I used almond crust just to give it an additional twist. You can always choose to prepare wheat pie crust from this recipe. Spinach, Zucchini and Halloumi Pie (serves 5) Ingredients: Crust: 300 ml almond … Continue reading Spinach, Zucchini and Halloumi Pie

Fasenjoon – Persian walnut pomegranate & chicken stew

Ahmed met Ghodsi 50 years ago when he knocked on her family’s door as a poor student. He had just arrived in in Shiraz to finish his study. Ghodsi served him simple lunch and a year after they were married. Back then her father used to work for the Shah’s government. His father owned a family factory making Iranian carpets. Today the couple is 74 … Continue reading Fasenjoon – Persian walnut pomegranate & chicken stew

Tahini, nuts and dates shortcake

Ramadan in the Middle East is widely celebrated by social gatherings and cheerful feasts. During my stay in Iran I was invited to Iftar, the dinner culminating all day of fasting, at Shiva and Shayyan’s house in Teheran where Shiva’s sister Shayda taught me how to make traditional Iranian food. For this I decided to prepare Polish mazurek cake, which is a very popular Easter … Continue reading Tahini, nuts and dates shortcake