Chai & Honey

Espinaca A La Catalana (Sautéed Spinach with Apple, Pine Nuts, and Raisins)

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I first tried this dish as part of a super delicious dinner at José Andrés’s tapas restaurant Jaleo in Washington, DC. This is a great recipe for fall and winter and a delicious way to incorporate more spinach into your meals.

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Chocolate Raspberry Tart

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Ground Turkey Kotlet (Cutlet) Sandwiches

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Kotlet is a pan-fried patty, traditionally made in Iran using ground beef, onion, and potato. I tried making them with ground turkey and I think this recipe is just as delicious as the beef version– and probably a little healthier. They are crispy on the outside and soft and incredibly flavorful on the inside. Compared to most kotlet recipes, this recipe is very quick and easy to make, leaves you with minimal dishes to clean at the end, and allows for a lot of leeway as far as the ingredients go– in my experience, it is hard to mess them up! Kotlet is perfect for picnics or when traveling, and can be eaten alone, with rice, or in sandwiches, hot or cold.

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Ferrero Rocher Inspired Mini Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Ferrero Rocher Inspired Mini Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Inspired Mini Cupcakes

Dark chocolate cupcakes filled with Nutella and a hazelnut, and topped off with the lightest, creamiest, Nutella-iest buttercream frosting make these mini cupcakes even more satisfying and decadent than regular sized cupcakes. I can’t even explain how delicious they are! They taste just like a fluffy, velvety, cake version of Ferrero Rocher. Their small size makes them great for entertaining and sharing with friends and family and perfectly encapsulates all the amazing flavors in each bite! Read the rest of this entry »

Persian Meringue Tea Cookies with Pistachios and Walnuts

Persian Meringue Tea Cookies with Pistachios and Walnuts

Persian Meringue Tea Cookies with Pistachios and Walnuts

These meringue cookies are super delicious, especially with a hot cup of tea! Persian tea (“chai”) is very aromatic and served dark and piping hot. The tea typically includes the flavors of cardamom, rose petals, and bergamot. This blog has a great tutorial on how to brew the perfect cup of Persian tea. Persian sweets and candies are usually almost too sweet. I think these cookies are sweet enough to contrast well with dark tea, but not so sweet that they can’t be eaten alone.  Best of all, they are easy to make, require only one bowl, just a few ingredients, and very minimal prep time before going into the oven.
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