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Classic Khoresh: Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe

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I’m proud of my Persian heritage…as well as the food that comes with! 

I try and learn a little more about it every day, as I also do with my father’s European background. I’ve been to Iran, speak a little Farsi (Ye kami farsi baladam) and know some of Hafez’s beautiful poetry. What made me incredibly joyful this week was successfully cooking a classic khoresh – Ghormeh Sabzi.

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Traditional Iranian Stew: Khoresh Gheimeh

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I could eat Persian food anytime of year. I know I’m biased but truly, so many of my favorites are perfect to serve any season. But with the holidays coming up, Chicago really doing its best to chill me to the bone, and my missing my family yet getting so excited for the moments we’ll get to spend together, there are certain Persian meals that truly make me feel at home and warm me up, body and soul.

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Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries & Walnuts

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Nothing smells more like the holidays to me than good ol’ cornbread stuffing. However, stuffing tends to not be the prettiest dish on that holiday serving table. Next to the golden turkey, the bright and happy sweet potatoes, or that glorious bowl of cranberry sauce… the stuffing seems to be more for taste and smell than show.

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Burritos and Champagne

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For the first time ever, I spent Christmas and New Year celebrations away from my family..and instead with my soon-to-be in-laws in San Diego.

My fiance Dallas and I were incredibly excited to go to see family and friends..and we also had a major craving ever since moving to the MidWest – a craving for delicious Cali burritos. Despite having found incredible Mexican/Latin spots in Chi-town like Frontera Grill, there has been no luck in finding a burrito that can compare with the ones made in San Diego…and perhaps that’s a good thing.

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