Category: Healthy recipes

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Day 8 of the Fertility Challenge: Mast-o-laboo – yogurt with beetroot

We’ve come to the end of our 8-day fertility challenge featuring a host of Persian recipes. I hope that you’ve enjoyed them. I’m going to end with a variation on a very simple recipe which is something we make and eat on a daily basis. Mast-o-Laboo is a variation on...

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Day 7 of the Fertility Challenge: Khoresht-e aloo – chicken and dried sour plum stew

Khoresht-e aloo is a firm family favourite and was one of the dishes I craved during my pregnancy with Cyrus. It’s such a warm, comforting dish with both sweet and sour flavours. Aloo Cheh or dried sour plums are among the foods most likely to enhance fertility because of their antioxidant...

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Day 6 of the Fertility Challenge: Lubia polow – rice with green beans

Lubia Polow is a dish with fairly modern roots in Persia, but it is my favourite rice dish. It’s not a classic Persian dish and is rarely served at formal dinners, but it’s a really tasty and attractive meal. Although it’s taken quite a number of years to get right....

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Day 5 of the Fertility Challenge: Persian kotlet – ground beef patties

  If you’re a busy mum looking for something easy to cook for the kids, then look no further. Persian kotlet is comfort food that can be eaten hot or cold and served with either a flatbread or rice – making them ideal snacks at picnics or tea. They’re crispy...

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Day 4 of the Fertility Challenge: Sabzi Khordan – mixed herb salad

    N.B If you haven’t already read it, please check out my first post on this subject here! I will stress that the 8-day challenge is to help PREPARE for pregnancy, there are never any guarantees of conception. Conception depends on a lot of other things. Being in Persia...

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A sweet dish with a special place in the hearts of our family

Sholleh zard – saffron rice pudding – has a very special place in the hearts of our family. When I found out I was pregnant with Cyrus after having a miscarriage, my in-laws vowed to pray every day for a healthy viable pregnancy. As well as their prayers, the whole...

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Day 3 of the Fertility Challenge: Khoresht-e Fesenjan – Chicken, pomegranate and walnut stew

If you haven’t already read it, please check out my first post on this subject here! I will stress that the 8-day challenge is to help PREPARE for pregnancy, there are never any guarantees of conception. Conception depends on a lot of other things. The pomegranate is a symbol of...

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Day 2 of the Fertility Challenge: Khoresht-e Gheymeh Bademjan – lamb and aubergine stew

If you haven’t already read it, please check out my first post on this subject here! I will stress that the 8-day challenge is to help PREPARE for pregnancy, there are never any guarantees of conception. Conception depends on a lot of other things. First I’ll give you a little...

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Day 1 of the Fertility Challenge: Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi – Persian herb stew

If you haven’t already read it, please check out my first post on this subject here! I will stress that the 8-day challenge is to help PREPARE for pregnancy, there are never any guarantees of conception. Conception depends on a lot of other things. Khoresh-e Ghormeh Sabzi always reminds me...

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How a pinch of saffron in tea can help midlife mums cope

There’s no denying that the pressures of looking after babies, young children and caring for ageing parents can take its toll on busy midlife mums. So for a quick pick-me-up, it’s worth thinking about saffron tea as a way to boost your mood, relax and brighten up your day. I use...