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Welcome to Cooking with Zahra!

Hey there,

Welcome to Cooking with Zahra! I am thrilled to welcome you to our newly updated blog. For the past year, I have been working hard to redesign the blog to create a wonderful and dynamic page to serve our readers. And now, I am so excited to finally share it with you all!

On our updated blog, we are not only sharing delicious recipes but also so much more. Our new Lifestyle section is your go-to for exciting information about health, beauty, wellness, travel, and restaurants. We are all about celebrating our community, sharing tips and inspirations, and offering options that everyone will love.

One of my favorite new features on the blog is the Tastemaker section. We are highlighting incredible individuals in our community who are making a difference in Dubai. It’s an excellent way to celebrate the unique individuals who are making our beautiful city vibrant, dynamic, and exciting.

In addition to this, we have been busy updating the blog with all our delicious recipes so that you have prompt access to all of them. We want to make sure that our readers have everything they need to create amazing meals and memories with their loved ones.

Our blog is a work in progress, and we are always looking for ways to improve and provide the best experience for our readers. We hope you will enjoy exploring our new and improved blog and trying out our recipes.

Haft Seen Table

As we prepare to welcome Nowruz and Ramadan, I wanted to take a moment to share some information about Nowruz. Nowruz is a Persian New Year celebration that marks the first day of spring. It’s a time of renewal and growth, and it’s steeped in tradition. One of the most significant activities during this time is the creation of the Haft Seen, a table setting with seven symbolic items that all start with the letter “S” in Farsi. Each item represents something special, like health, wealth, and happiness. Let me break it down:

  • Sabzeh: Sprouted wheat or lentils that represent growth and rebirth.
  • Samanu: A sweet pudding made from sprouted wheat that symbolizes fertility, sweetness, and abundance.
  • Senjed: The fruit of the lotus tree, representing love and affection.
  • Serkeh: Vinegar, which stands for age and patience. Good things come to those who wait!
  • Sib: Apples, representing health and beauty.
  • Somagh: A spice made from dried berries that symbolizes the color of sunrise and the start of a new day.
  • Sir: Garlic, representing medicine and good health. It’s also believed to ward off evil spirits and illnesses.

During this time, some traditional foods prepared include kook sabzi, sabzi polo, and fish. It’s a time of joy and celebration, and we can’t wait to share more about it with you. Don’t forget to check out our Nowruz section and try out some of these amazing recipes!

Lastly, we’re thrilled to announce our 30 Days of Ramadan Recipes. We’ll be sharing daily inspiration for delicious food that you can enjoy during Ramadan. It’s an exciting time of year, and we want to make sure that our readers have access to the best recipes to celebrate.

Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months. Be sure to explore the blog and let us know what you think. We love hearing from our readers!

With Love,

Zahra Abdalla

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