Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Nowruz and National Noodle Month Too!

Blogger of the Day: Amey at Vegan Eats & Treats
Pubs: Amey creates a crazycool cookbooklette every year and teaches you how to make your own!  :)

Vegan Eats & Treats is one of my most favorite blogstops...Amey fills her posts with real food that is really delicious, not just sparkly eyecandy. She studies and teaches yoga, doodles like crazy and paints professionally too, and travels the world pursuing her passions. She's sweet and soulful and so down-to-earth...the kind of person that makes everyone feel welcome and always feeds you well too!

The Vernal Equinox is right around the corner, bringing with it a colorful basket of festive celebrations like Nowruz, Holi and Ostara...even Passover and Easter are based on the VE. All of them make this a happy hopeful peaceful season, full of newness and freshness and especially yumful foods! Amey's annual NoRooz (another spelling of Nowruz) feast is a many crazyamazing dishes! I've never had the privilege of participating in Nowruz but just say the word tahdig and I'm there!  :)

It's also National Noodle Month so how about a bowlful of Persian Noodles? Aash-e Reshteh (or Ash Reshteh) is a thick rich bean and noodle soup that plays a fun part of the Nowruz tradition. The noodles represent the many and sometimes tangled paths of life and untangling the noodles (and of course slurping them up!) brings you good fortune. I love lucky noodles!  :)

Center: 2013 NoRooz Celebration...The Sweets

All of Amey's NoRooz menus and recipes...
2007...Persian New Year Feast, Vegan Khoresht Fesenjan (pomegranate walnut stew), Vegan Kookoo Sabzi (like an herb vegetable frittata) and Sohan Asali (saffron pistachio almond sweets)
2008...Aash-e Reshteh and Vegan Kuku Sabzi, version 2.0
2009...Sabzi Polo (herbed rice)
2010...Pomegranate Walnut Cookies
2011...Persian New Year Feast
2012...Persian New Year Feast
2013...Mini Persian Biscotti

Some of my faves from VE&T...

Have you been to a Persian Feast? What springtime celebrations do you groove on? Have you ever eaten tahdig? Was one plateful enough?  ;)

Check out the rest of our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!

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