Born in Tehran, raised in Brussels, living in Toronto. As a product of revolutionary parents life was never plain and simple. Yet no matter what was going on in our lives, we ALWAYS had a home cooked meal. Whether we watched TV, talked about our day or ate in silence, we always had dinner together. This of course is a huge reflection of the importance of food in the Iranian culture. In my world and for many Iranians, food is what connects us to one another. We are a generation of “Persians” raised outside our country and food is one of the biggest elements if not the only element we have learned and love from our culture. I’ve learned everything I know from the talented Iranian women in my life. From watching my mom in the kitchen as a child, to calling my aunt during college years to ask her tricks in the kitchen. Cooking is probably one of the only activities that allows me to stop thinking and just enjoy what I’m creating with my hands. It doesn’t hurt that I also love eating so much. I take such pleasure in eating a nice hearty home cooked meal. Over the years, I’ve had to improvise a lot to recreate the amazing meals my mother used to make. As a working woman, I’ve learned to cook very fast and efficiently. A lot of my friends and family often ask me, how and when do I make time to cook every night. I always say, when you love to eat as much as I do, “you find a way” lol. This is what this blog is about. I hope to bring to you my quick and easy recipes to cooking a delicious Persian home cooked meal. You don’t need to take cooking lessons or have expensive equipment. All you’ll need is to know where your nearest Middle Eastern grocery store is. Together we’re going to make some mouthwatering meals so that you can impress that Iranian guy or girl you’ve been dating, your friends and family who thought you didn’t know how to boil an egg and perhaps even your Iranian in-laws at your next get together or "mehmouny".