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Jeweled Brown Basmati Rice and Quinoa (Morassa Polo) from 'The New Persian Kitchen'

Jeweled rice is a magnificent dish. Adorned with dried fruit, toasted nuts, rose petals, and pomegranate seeds, it is a panoply of flavors and colors. In Lousia Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen, the jeweled rice is made even more compelling with a combination of grains included. The mixture of quinoa and brown basmati rice adds an earthy complexity to the dish that counters the sweet and rich flavors from the toppings. More

Jeweled Brown Basmati Rice and Quinoa (Morassa Polo) from 'The New Persian Kitchen'

Jeweled rice is a magnificent dish. Adorned with dried fruit, toasted nuts, rose petals, and pomegranate seeds, it is a panoply of flavors and colors. In Lousia Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen, the jeweled rice is made even more compelling with a combination of grains included. The mixture of quinoa and brown basmati rice adds an earthy complexity to the dish that counters the sweet and rich flavors from the toppings. More

Bourbon Old Fashioned Glazed Pecans

A toss in melted butter and a mix of brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and a touch of cayenne would seem to be all these pecans need. But to echo their boozy inspiration, the nuts are then doused with bourbon and dotted with old-fashioned accoutrements of orange zest and cherries (dried cherries made plump by a soak in more bourbon). The result is a spicy-sweet snack of glazed pecans worthy of a perfectly made Old Fashioned cocktail, or any cool beverage you happen to be nursing. More

Walnut Crackers

[Photograph: Donna Currie] These crackers are not only simple in terms of ingredients, they also take very little time to make, particularly if you use a food processor to do the kneading for you. You can also do the kneading... More

7 Pecan Sweets We Love in San Francisco

I'm happy to report that San Francisco isn't leaving pecans to the South. Life would be too sad without gooey, pull apart sticky buns and classic pecan pie. The bakers around here have clearly realized that pecans are the perfect fatty foil to extra dark chocolate as well as an excellent match for anything with caramel. From tassies to oatmeal bars, here are 7 of our favorite pecan sweets in SF. More

Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan's Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts

These Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts from Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan's Good Food to Share are a great way to get any party started. A bowl of mixed nuts is one of the world's greatest accompaniments for drinks and adding warm spices like cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, and ginger makes them even more snack worthy. And throwing bites of maple-glazed bacon into the mix? Well, let's just way that you might want to double, or even triple this recipe just to be safe. More

A Cookie A Day: Kir Rodriguez's Cashew Polvorones

These Cashew Polvorones, a recipe from Kir Rodriguez of the French Culinary Institute include finely ground cashews into sweet, crumbly-chewy little shortbread cookies. Once baked and coated with a heavy dusting of confectioners' sugar, you bite into the polvorone and that sweet richness from the cashews really does come through, making us wonder why there aren't more cashew cookies out there. More

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