I love to cook healthy meals for my family but I also work full time. Like many of you, I can’t spend hours in the kitchen so I dream up quick delicious meals to nurture your loved ones.
I was born in Iran, raised in Silicon Valley and recently moved to Manhattan with the love of my life. My recipes reflect my Iranian heritage, seasonal cooking styles of the Bay Area, and my love for travel.
I experiment with ingredients and techniques to make family favorites as wholesome as possible. Kenny even calls me a wizard every time I make my signature date-sweetened chocolate cake!
I’ll occasionally post recipes for vegan pancakes or gluten free cookies but I’m an omnivore to the core. I love to cook [and eat] cozy casseroles, cheesy quiches, anything with dark chocolate, and various Persian stews ladled over saffron rice.
Instead of dieting, I embrace Julia Child’s philosophy of “everything in moderation…including moderation.” Whether I’m exploring different cultures or cooking at home, I believe good food adds tremendous enjoyment to life. I favor high quality, minimally processed ingredients which means cooking with butter, full fat dairy, and other ingredients that some find taboo.
My basic approach to healthy living is to:
- eat whole, natural foods
- limit processed sugar (hello fruit sweetened desserts)
- savor seasonal produce
- practice portion control
- balance everything with sufficient sleep and an active lifestyle
When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll find me hanging out with my college sweetheart. We love to take long walks, cook, read and travel. We’ve crossed off almost every travel dream on my wishlist and we’re now exploring our new home in New York!
- 3 month sojourn through Europe ✅
- road trip through the American South ✅
- we did this twice and covered: Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina
- Autumn road trip through New England ✅
- Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine
- African Safari (someday!)
In between work, travel and life I make time to create healthy recipes for us to enjoy. I try to keep things fuss-free and full of flavor so you can enjoy cooking no matter how busy life gets.
Whether you’ve mastered every recipe in the Joy of Cooking, or you’re new to the kitchen, I’m sure you’ll find something delicious and nourishing to make for your loved ones. Let’s get cooking!