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Yesterday at Englísí Fársí

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Yesterday at Englísí Fársí

Yesterday was my sons 2nd birthday party.   Cannot believe I have a two year old!!  Jáyat Khálí (your place was missing) we had Jújeh kabáb (Persian chicken Kabab) and Watermelon cake!! Hendúneh - colloquial use of the word Hendeváneh. Tavalodet Mobárak Pesaram! Happy birthday my boy!  

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Watermelon on a hot day with Englisi Farsi

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Watermelon on a hot day with Englisi Farsi

Watermelon on a hot day- nothing beats it. In Persian tradition there are some foods that are 'heating' and 'cooling' (garmí va sardí). This doesn't refer to their respective temperatures, but rather how these foods affect our bodies. Most Persian cuisine has a fine balance of both to create a well rounded and healthy meal.  Hendúneh is considered a cooling fruit - perfect for a summers day! Can you think of more cooling and heating foods? Read some examples below of heating and cooling foods Heating (Garmi) Foods Herbs (except coriander) Spices (except sumac) Chicken and lamb Dairy is generally cold...

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