Author Archive for Shirin

3 Easy Persian Dishes That Taste Great AND Are Healthy. Guest Blogger (7)

Hi everyone! I’m so happy that Shirin has invited me back to The Saffron Life! Despite having never met, she and I have become great contacts, and shall I say friends?! Shirin and I wanted to write about another healthy…

Presenting Leyla Shams: A Story Of An Iranian-Preneur (11)

Whenever someone asks me if I speak Farsi, I wish I could say “100% yes!”. Unfortunately, I am not fluent in Farsi. I speak Azeri, which is obviously also cool, however, most Iranians speak Farsi. And so, when I came…

“Alone in Iran – What Was I Thinking?” Guest Blogger (6)

I came across this post on “Heart My Backpack”  about Silvia Lawrence traveling to Iran for the first time. The apprehensions she heard from others before she went, compared to her own reactions when she got there could not be more…

2 weeks before Norouz…yup, Party Time!

March arrives and typically one thought comes to my mind: “It is almost time to PARTY!” Ok, that is not the only thought. Really its about Iranian New Year approaching and the hope of some weather in which I can…

Why is there “Grass” on your table?!

I have received this question more than once. Anytime I am explaining the “Haft-seen” (our table set up for Iranian New Year) and I get to the part about the “grass looking object” I get blank stares and confused expressions.…