Entries by Shushan Darzian

Recipe: Lentil Soup

Try this hearty and healthy meatless lentil soup. It’s a recipe your family is sure to love! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons ghee *(for vegan recipe substitute with 3 tbsp. olive oil) 2 cups of brown lentil 1 large onion 1/4 cup of orzo pasta (or pasta of choice) 4 cloves of garlic 8 cups of chicken stock […]

Recipe: Fish Lavash Wraps

This is a quick and delicious oven-baked fish wrap with minimal ingredients. Serving size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. halibut 1 stick of butter 6″ x 9″ pieces of lavash bread Salt and black pepper for seasoning Herbs: parsley, oregano or tarragon (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut filet of halibut into four equal […]

Recipe: Cucumber Mint Yogurt Drink

Start your summer off with a delicious and refreshing drink…chill your serving glasses in the freezer before you start! Serving size: 2 Ingredients:  1 Armenian cucumber (or small Persian cucumbers) 10 mint leaves 1 cup yogurt 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt   Directions:  Slice cucumber as thin as possible. Then dice the cucumber slices […]

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower

Here’s a scrumptious, healthy (vegan) meal or side dish in under 30 minutes! Ingredients: 1 whole cauliflower (medium size)  1 cup olive oil (add more as needed for larger sized cauliflower) 5 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon cumin seeds […]

Recipe: Ikra

A wonderful and simple vegan dip with grilled eggplant and bell peppers!   Ingredients 2 eggplant 2 bell peppers 1 onion 1 or 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup cilantro optional 1/2 cup parsley optional 1 tbsp. pepper paste 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1/2 cup olive oil pine nuts for garnish salt black pepper Directions […]

FANS With A Cause

When a great group of friends come together for conversation and coffee, amazing things can happen! That’s exactly how our charity group, FANS, was born.  We were greatly inspired by the 2018 documentary, Motherland, directed by Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse Soursourian. This powerful documentary is about two women who go against traditional values to bring about […]

Recipe: Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine

Dining in for Valentine’s Day? Try this creamy and delicious Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine with just the right touch of romance! Ingredients: 1.5 lbs. shrimp (20-25 count) 3 cloves garlic 1 chopped onion 1 stick butter- 1/4 to sautéed onions-1/4 before flour-1/2 add to the sauce at the end 1 tablespoon flour 2 cups heavy cream […]

Recipe: Oven-Baked Beef Kebab with Eggplant

  Enjoy this personal twist on a traditional family dish that’s fun to assemble and easy to bake! They’ll come out moist and flavorful every time! Ingredients     Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel the eggplant (I prefer Japanese eggplants) in just three sections (don’t need to peel the entire skin) Cut the […]

Tips on Hosting a Dinner Party

Hosting an event and catering and event both have similar responsibilities—-however, the essential difference for a host to keep in mind is entertaining both our guests as well as ourselves. Being a part of the event is just as important as planning it and sometimes it’s easy to exclude ourselves from the fun because we’re […]

Recipe: Fourth of July Caprese Salad

A fun twist to a classic Italian salad. Supplies star shaped cookie cut out set (You can find it at Michael’s or Amazon) Ingredients 3 cups of cherry tomatoes 2 cucumbers 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil 4 to 5 blue basil stems 1/2 block Karoun Nabulsi Cheese   Directions Start by slicing the tomatoes […]