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Posts Published in ‘ afghan ’

Creamy Kanafeh Dessert Recipe

May 27, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

Kanafeh is a creamy, rich Middle Eastern dessert made with shredded phyllo and two cheeses. A sweet syrup of orange blossom water, lemon juice and a pinch of saffron is poured over the warm kanafeh, followed by a sprinkling of pistachios. Take my word, this is one special dessert!

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Afghan Chai Recipe

May 1, 2016 | by Annie | beverages

In Afghanistan, tea is often served in small glasses on a silver tray. I could not find Peshawari style green tea so I used regular green tea. The tea was delicious.

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Afghan Semolina Halwa Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

Halwa, meaning “sweet”, is typically made with butter, flour and sugar. It is made with vegetable oil, semolina flour, sugar and cardamom. The halwa has a texture similar to polenta and can be served on a plate or in a bowl or can be formed into bars. Be sure you use a very large pot because there is a lot of sizzling when the flour is added and splattering when the water is added.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

| by Lisa | book club party ideas

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

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Chopan Kabob (Lamb Kebob) Recipe

January 20, 2016 | by Annie | main dishes

Kebobs grilled over an open flame with fresh vegetables is always a hit, but try it with this Afghan style marinade of yogurt, cilantro, and garlic. Delicious over beef, as well.

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Chutni Gashneez (Afghan Cilantro Chutney) Recipe

January 5, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

Cilantro Chutney is a lightly sweet and tangy accompaniment for many Afghan meat dishes. My husband loves this recipe!

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Butter Tea (Paiyu Cha) Recipe

August 29, 2010 | by Lisa | beverages

Butter tea (paiyu cha) is a staple of the Balti diet. This tea will make your lips feel so supple and soft. An remember, “the third time you share a cup of tea, you become family”.

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