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Fava Bean & Saffron Soup

While fresh fava beans are great in the springtime, they can be hard to find and require a lot of labor in peeling each individual bean. Having neither the time, nor the inclination to do so, dried fava beans are a great alternative that can be enjoyed year round. While searching for ways to use

A Simple Rice Pudding

Creamy, warm, comforting. A simple dessert after a complex meal. There are so many variations of rice pudding around the world. This version is lightly spiced with saffron and  cardamom. Roasted cashews provide a little crunch. Give it a try. Continue Reading (recipe follows)

Kesari- an Indian Semolina Sweet

When I was in 6th grade, we had to do a project in Social Studies class on Greece. For my project, I decided to bring in a Greek dessert to class. Well, looking at the recipe books from the library (sadly no internet back then), I thought that the Greek Semolina Halva sounded a lot like the

Cardamom & Saffron Ice Cream (“Kulfi”)

This recipe is for Kulfi- a cardamom and saffron infused ice cream from India. The traditional method is very different and time consuming. However, this simplified version has been around for many years ensuring the widespread enjoyment of Kulfi. Everyone who has eaten this is pleasantly