Tagged: kurdish


What Being Kurdish Means to Me

Lifestyle | September 23, 2017

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Note: Before you read this post, I kindly ask that you refrain from political comments about the referendum. This is my personal blog where I can openly share my most intimate thoughts and experiences with my readers. What you choose to take away from this article is at your discretion but please respect that we all come from different walks of life that we should not judge or discriminate upon. Thank you xo! – Sazan

I remember in 2nd grade a kid asked me, “Where are you from?” I said, “Kurdistan but I was born here in America.” She …

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Kurdish Dolma Recipe (Thanksgiving)

Food Lifestyle | November 25, 2015

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Today I’m sharing my Kurdish Dolma recipe from my latest Youtube video. Watch the video first and then read the recipe after. Enjoy!

-Onions, Eggplant, Squash/zucchini, green beans, tomato, Fresh grape leaves (mention cabbage but not today)
– Beef
– Uncooked white rice
– 2 jars Tomato paste,
– Fresh Garlic, olive oil
– Salt, Yaprax spices,
– Fresh and dried herbs – Dill, Cilantro
– Lemon Juice

Step 1:  Prepare + carve the vegetables. (Beating the onion loosens the skin and separates the layers) Cut the onions, eggplants, and squash into large chunks or in half, and hollow …

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Shades of Blue and Sparkles

Lifestyle Style Travel | August 1, 2014

– Outfit Details –
Pants: Lovers & Friends (old, shop similar here, here + here) // Denim shirt: Halogen // Heels: Steve Madden // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Bag: K.slademade (cheaper option here) // Ring: Purchased in Kurdistan (shop similar)

Hello sparkleeees! When I said you can style this denim button-up with anything – clearly I meant it. When I threw this outfit together in Kurdistan, I was inspired by the Kurdish sequin pants that the culture wears underneath our traditional Kurdish dresses (it’s a custom that’s been around for decades). They are handmade to perfection. …

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