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Pumpkin Donut Ghosts and Monsters for Halloween

Pumpkin Donut Ghosts and Monsters for Halloween

BOO! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Are you searching for a recipe for Halloween and your horror party? Why not bake my Pumpkin Donut Ghosts and Monsters for Halloween? My monsters and ghosts look more cute than scary and are perfect for the softies among Halloween fans. You need pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, olive oil, flour, baking powder, and homemade Pumpkin Spice for this. The spices I use for the homemade Pumpkin Spice are Cinnamon, Nutmeg, powdered cloves, and powdered ginger. Just mix them and add to the dough. For this recipe, you need pumpkin puree from a nutmeg pumpkin. Since I tend to make lots of pumpkin puree on hand and freeze it, I can start baking the donuts right away. If you don’t have pumpkin puree on hand, you can find the recipe here.

Fall Salad with Apple, Feta and Caramelized Pistachios

Fall Salad with Apple, Feta and Caramelized Pistachios

It’s Fall! Can you smell it? Leaves change color, fog shrouds the city in the gloom, and it gets dark earlier. I love all seasons; each has its character. Welcome Fall with my delicious Fall Salad with Apple, Feta, and Caramelized Pistachios. I combine my autumnal salad, based on lettuce mix and lamb’s lettuce, with grated carrots and apple slices. Top it with sweet raisins soaked in apple juice, salty feta, sour pomegranate seeds, and crunchy caramelized pistachios. A savory-sweet honey mustard dressing rounds it out. A perfect combination of flavors and a true treat! I mean, who can resist this? Watch preparation on Instagram

Nan-e Keshta – Skillet Pumpkin Flatbread

Nan-e Keshta – Skillet Pumpkin Flatbread

Happy World Bread Day 2023! Zorra from Blog Kochtopf has invited to bake bread as usual. I celebrate this great day here and here with many other bloggers and prepared Nan-e Keshta – Skillet Pumpkin Flatbread. The skillet pumpkin flatbread doesn’t require any yeast or baking powder, which makes it just rise a little bit. This bread is a traditional street food from Gilan, in the north of Iran, by the Caspian Sea. The bread is called Nan-e Keshta (نان کِشتا) in Gilani and is also known as Nan-e Khorfe (نان خُرفه) or -Kholfe (خُلفه). In addition, I have a stuffed version of pumpkin flatbread for you today. The filling is with ground walnuts, powdered sugar, and cinnamon. So you get two dishes from one dough. This way, both team sweeties and team savory can enjoy the meal.

Oriental Chickpea-Couscous Salad

Oriental Chickpea-Couscous Salad and Book Review “Ein Bauch voll Glück”

*ad / cookbook review* Do you lack the time for a healthy diet and snack your way through the day? Do You invest time in more important things than in your own body and your health? But a healthy diet with balanced, fiber-rich, and fresh food is an investment in your health. Perhaps when you think of a healthy meal, you think of boring dishes lacking flavor. Yet there are so many delicious and healthy recipes that reduce stress, and make you happy. Like in the Good Mood Kitchen by Annelina Waller, where things go happily. So today, I have a vegan and gluten-free recipe for an oriental chickpea-couscous salad and a book review, “Ein Bauch voll Glück.”

Easy Skillet Saffron Dinner Rolls

Easy Skillet Saffron Dinner Rolls

Do you love the smell of freshly baked bread or rolls in your kitchen? Today, I have a quick recipe for fluffy, easy skillet saffron dinner rolls for you. These aromatic, simple, and delicious pan-fried dinner rolls have a soft aroma and taste with a hint of saffron. Make these soft and buttery skillet rolls with just a few ingredients. They taste similar to milk rolls or brioche, as the dinner rolls are rich in milk but egg-free. When baked, they grow together and can be pulled apart much like a pull-apart bread. Be sure to give them a try! Watch Video on Instagram

Khoresht-e Kadu Halvai – Pumpkin and Chicken Pan خورش کدو حلوایی

Khoresht-e Kadu Halvai – Pumpkin and Chicken Pan خورش کدو حلوایی

Autumn is knocking on the door, and happily, it’s also the start of pumpkin season. If you’re looking for autumnal recipes with pumpkin, this is the place to be. In autumn, we crave colorful comfort food to beat the gray days. My Khoresht-e Kadu Halvai – Pumpkin Chicken Pan خورش کدو حلوایی is a feast for the eyes with its warm yellow-orange hue, makes your tummy feel good, and is great for the soul. In any case, it’s a quick and easy one-pan comfort food that you should try. Watch Video on Instagram 

Torshi Liteh – pickled vegetables ترشی لیته

Torshi Liteh – pickled vegetables ترشی لیته

We start pickling vegetables for the winter in late summer and autumn. Torshi Liteh – pickled vegetables ترشی لیته, which is very popular in Iran, is quite tasty. Torshi comes from the word torsh, which means sour, and so it is. If you like pickles, you’ll love my torshi recipe. The vegetables and spice mixes in torshi can vary depending on the region and preferences. The preparation is simple and quick as a flash.

Shir-e Angoor - Sugar Free Grape syrup - شیره انگور

Shir-e Angoor – Sugar Free Grape syrup شیره انگور

Last week, I showed you the recipe for Shir Berenj – rice pudding with rose water and cardamom and served it with grape syrup. Today, I’ll show you how to make an easy Shir-e Angoor – Sugar Free Grape syrup شیره انگور. Shir-e Angoor is also called Doshab and is a grape syrup with a thick consistency made from grape juice with no additives. I used black grapes from the market, though it also works with white grapes or a mixture of white and black grapes. Shir-e Angoor tastes fruity and sweet, with a mild acidity similar to golden syrup (sugar beet syrup) but with a hint of caramel. When enjoyed in small portions, grape syrup has a lot of health benefits. The preparation is simple yet time-consuming.

Yatimcheh – Vegan Eggplant Stew یتیمچه

Yatimcheh – Vegan Eggplant Stew یتیمچه

Yatimcheh – Vegan Eggplant Stew یتیمچه is a vegan Persian recipe that you can prepare in no time. It is a popular and wide-spread traditional recipe from across the country in Iran. In addition, it is an inexpensive and tasty dish with simple ingredients, as we use everything from the fields and meadows. It tastes great in late summer with sweet, fresh tomatoes. Yatimcheh is a one-pot dish, and the ingredients are layered up in a pan or pot. The main ingredients are eggplants, tomatoes, multicoloured peppers, potatoes, onions and garlic. Turmeric provides for slightly sweet, spicy and tangy notes. The ingredients are similar to French ratatouille, but the taste is quite different. Well, do you like my healthy and shape-friendly dish now? Head to the kitchen and get started right away.

Majoon – Banana Date Ice Cream Shake with Lotus Biscoff معجون با لوتوس

Majoon – Banana Date Ice Cream Shake with Lotus Biscoff معجون با لوتوس

It’s finally warm again, and what could be better than a cooling, refreshing, and rich ice cream shake? My Majoon – banana date ice cream shake with Lotus Biscoff معجون با لوتوس also helps to keep you cool. Majoon, sometimes called Vitamineh, is a popular energy shake from Iran. This delicious and natural ice cream shake is made with bananas, dates, nuts, vanilla ice cream, cream, Lotus Biscoff caramel biscuits ( unpaid ad), and caramel Topping. Prepare my creamy caramel ice cream shake before drinking to avoid the ingredients separating again. Stay cool!