Monday, March 20, 2006

Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of spring which means it's the Persian new year - eide shoma mobarak!

For our Noruz dinner we had baghali polo - which I made with veg "steak." Usually with Persian dishes I don't bother substituting anything because most of the stew dishes don't have a lot of meat. But this needed something besides the lima beans.

And as a good omen for the new year my "tadig" (the crust of rice that forms on the bottom of the pot) turned out perfectly (it's a rare achievement - trust me).

I served this with Wildwood plain soy yogurt, lavosh bread and some fresh mint (from the garden), green onions, cucumbers and tofu "feta" (tofu that has been in a salty brine for several days).


Bryanna Clark Grogan said...

I love Persian food, too, Nancy! This looks lovely. I live in BC and there is a large persian community in North Vancouver, so you can find many great Persian restaurants there. We had no trouble eating vegan at all.

Guinnah said...

Thanks Bryanna - it really is such wonderful food. We love it :-)

Julie said...

Wow, Nancy! You are so creative!

I have only had Persian food once (at a restaurant), but it was gooood!

larissa said...

happy new year nancy and family!!!! love, larissa, porkchop & mr daniels.