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  1. Yes! New addition to menu - salmon and spinach lasagne at Ikea. Yum! And I ruined it all with a snicker's smoothie (so much for healthy eating...but it was my cheat day :P)
  2. They're called 'ma'mul' and they come in date and walnut fillings. Check out the recipe and video on this site: http://www.dedemed.com/mediterranean/maamoul-recipe-maamoul Tip number one: You have to have a non stick pan in order for your tahdig not to burn. Number two: Practice makes perfect! Check out this site for more tips: http://turmericsaffron.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/art-of-making-persian-tah-dig.html And this one for more tahdig varieties (bread, lettuce etc): http://mypersiankitchen.com/?s=tahdig
  3. Hey guys, it's been quite some time since I've logged on to shiachat. But as always I come back once in a while to check up on everyone :P So in my absence I've taken plenty of food pics (being an instagram addict and all!) Without further adieu *drumroll* Yesterday's gathering: (the pic on the right is called tahdig - it's basically crispy rice at the end of the pan). This one is potato tahdig and tahdig is the pride of all Iranians :P Recently I've started to have a change of lifestyle - healthy eating. It's not a diet it's just a healthy way of living. Here's some pics of the meals I made: I absolutely love seafood Porridge! I have no idea why I didn't discover it before :o Cous cous - healthy alternative to rice End of term 'party': The one on the left is falafels which I woke up at 6:00am to make. Dedication or what? :P The first time I made them it didn't come out right. I didn't add flour because the recipe didn't mention I had too! Next time I should put them in the oven (being healthy and all). My talented friend made her own birthday cake! Random pics: Goje sabz season! The literal translation is 'green tomatoes' but I don't know what it's called in English. Banoffee pie made by me for my lovely friends Batata harra (spicy potatoes). A Lebanese dish.
  4. I read somewhere that the black man was a Zoroastrian fire keeper so his face would get black from the coal lol Check out post #4 http://www.shiachat....4974987-nowruz/
  5. Yeah kinda knew someone who comment on it. Nowrooz is a non Islamic tradition and the flag is an old Persian symbol, that's it. Don't need people reading too much into it. I put the current Iranian flag on my table last year...not that it matters.
  6. Happy New year my fellow Persians and all those celebrating it! For more info on Nowrooz, check out the Nowrooz thread I made a few years ago: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/234974987-nowruz/ My Haftseen table....
  7. The earth provides enough to satisfy every mans need, but not every mans greed.
  8. Na baba it's ok lool Another quote: A lion doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep!
  9. I know where you found that quote from! :P More quotes: The more you know, the more you realise you don't know - the less you know, the more you think you know - David T. Freeman ما تتعلم في االصغر ينفعك في الكبر Whatever you study in your young age, will benefit you in your old age. Nature does nothing in vain - Aristotle Good habits formed at youth make all the difference - Aristotle
  10. Oh yes my bad! Now that I think of it she had the flu so this explains why she had the packet with her lol. My other Paki friend said the Iranian equivalent of that would be 'gol gav zaboon' http://turmericsaffron.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/gol-gav-zaban-persian-herbal-flower-tea.html Apparently it doesn't taste too good...
  11. My Pakistani friend brought this in the other day lool...apparently it's good for stomach aches. Inaya don't do this to me...baqlawa is my love <3 I think Turkish people make the best ones...
  12. Haven't really been in the shiachat mood, but I just watched a film that I have to share lol It's called 'Arranged', came out in 2008. Here's a summary I found: I give it a 9/10, overall a good film. Acting was great, there was a bit of humour, the reality of certain aspects of life were shown (such as family reputation etc). The culture clash between our traditions with the West was portrayed and I really love how at the end there seems to be some progress/adaptation in the way marriage is viewed, as well as holding on to our traditions and beliefs. I'm not sure if there was a correct portrayal of the Jewish family. Maybe there was a slight exaggeration in regards to their hostility towards Muslims...
  13. Love your signature, one of the best I've seen here. Aash is simply heavenly, no doubt about that.
  14. Eh I see you guys already went through with the change, without my approval :o Haha I'm just kidding, when I got a notification for this thread I thought I didn't follow this but I read it again and was like ah they must have changed the name :P
  15. It didn't last for long, well at least not in London. I was about to trip the other day, glad I got a lucky escape! Guys if you want to post pics of your food there's the 'ate/eating/will eat' thread for that :rolleyes:
  16. Why where do you live? My family in Kuwait (most of them) have also never experienced snowfall and it's so precious for them (Kuwaitis) that they refer to it as 'the white gold' . These are some pics my sister took, enjoy!
  17. Yeah you should, you don't know what you're missing out on.
  18. IUS is pleased to bring you January’s instalment of MONDAY NIGHT PROJECT: a sister’s only monthly discussion initiative. The topic this month is Social Hijab. Join us and our panelist Sister Amina Inloes to discuss social hijab in todays fast pace environment be it at university, work, community projects. With the advent of social networking platforms being the prime means of communication have our social boundaries become increasingly blurred. We want to hear YOUR views, so join us to discuss these and more! Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Tell your sisters, friends and cousins MNP is the place to be! Looking forward to see you there iA. ------- The MNP Team Place: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, off Edgware Road. W1H 4LP Time: Monday 18;00 - 20:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/326995507409934/?fref=tck
  19. It's so funny how all those who said they prefer facebook over twitter are now more active on twitter. I never thought I'd see the day where I would join twitter but it did happen lol
  20. I bet the thread title made you come here and see what on earth I was on about! So here's an article I read 2 days ago, interesting stuff. There was a time in which Persian men wore high heels and started a global fashion trend which reached Louis XIV. Ladies, you know who to be thanking for the invention of high heels :P http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21151350
  21. Haven't been on shiachat in days and I didn't even feel tempted to go on! Hope you guys didn't miss me too much :P Here's some pics from the snow last week:
  22. What in the world has shiachat turned to.. :huh:
  23. How pathetic. We need to learn to live our own lives and stop obsessing over certain members in our community. When we do that we lose the plot of what is really important. I frankly don't care about this situation but in general we always find people saying things which we may disagree with. Get over it. Instead of saying 'this man should no longer be invited to your centers to speak. for too long have you tolerated his nonsense. he goes on abtv!' you can go do something constructive like doing your own research before accusing others and stating that they should no longer be allowed to speak in centres. How absurd. Nothing wrong with criticism but belittling a known member of our community on an online forum is seriously not cool. You could have made a thread without mentioning any names. But no you decide to be a troll which is obviously expected. I thought we were rid of you. Scholars have different interpretations of what Shia Islam is, Shiism has been distorted somewhat throughout the centuries so there's no such as pure Shiism hence it's obvious that we may not see eye to eye on all matters. The only time we will have the absolute truth is when Imam Mahdi (aj) rules so I suggest everyone gets over themselves and focus on their own deeds. I'm almost glad that I haven't been on shiachat for a few days.
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