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  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 c. plain yogurt (NOT Greek style)
  • 1/4 tsp. saffron threads
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. melted butter

Persian Jujeh Kabob – Grilled Chicken Kabob

Grilled Chicken Kabob – called Jujeh Kabob in Persian cuisine – is perfect for Type 2 diabetics, low in fat and…

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  • 2 cups fat-free Greek-style yogurt (we like Fage)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, 1/4" dice
  • 2 green onions, trimmed, halved, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon dried dill weed (or 3 TBS fresh, minced)
  • 6-8 slices pickled jalapeno, minced

Cucumber Yogurt Dip (Mast-o-Khiar)

Cucumber Yogurt Dip or Persian Mast-O-Khiar – cool, creamy, and savory dip! Its a very healthy substitue for sour cream and…

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  • 48 oz. container Vanilla Ice Cream with No Added Sugar
  • 1 tiny pinch of saffron threads (7-8 1/2-inch pieces of saffron)
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. hot water
  • 1/2 c. heavy (whipping) cream
  • 2 tsp. rosewater flavoring (found in Middle Eastern grocery store)
  • 1/2 c. chopped shelled pistachios

Persian Pistachio Ice Cream – Low Sugar…

Wrapping up my series on Persian food for Type 2 diabetics, will be a recipe for Persian ice cream. Persian Pistachio…

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  • 6 TBS. olive oil or vegetable oil divided
  • 1 1/2 lb. beef stew meat OR mixed boneless chicken breast and thighs cut into 1-2" chunks
  • 2 lg. white onions chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 12 c. water divided
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 bunches of celery washed thoroughly, trimmed, and chopped into 1" chunks
  • 1 TBS. dried mint
  • 1 TBS. dried parsley
  • 2-4 TBS. lemon juice or more to taste

Persian Celery Stew

Persian Celery Stew is a fairly quick stew of beef stew meat or mixed chicken breast and thighs, along with turmeric,…

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