We’ve pulled together our most popular recipes, our latest additions and our editor’s picks, so there’s sure to be something tempting for you to try. Even with the stress of candy-making, I still make these magical treats every year because they are absolutely amazing: the cooking brittle toasts the slivered almonds for a sweet and toasty flavor, along with a generous blast of saffron soaked in rose water, and the pistachios on top.

So what I think you’ll learn, as I did, is to use the Weight Watchers point system as a guide, a great starting point, but not to obsess whether the specific values are right on, or not, ESPECIALLY for what is obviously a low-calorie healthful soup or salad or whatever.

From there, it’s right into the recipes: Mains, Sides and Starters, Drinks, and Desserts, with several how to sections on making a few of the recipe ingredients (for example, the simple sweet crepes that are used in a bananas Foster crepe cake!) ahead of time.

Nan-e Nokhodchi / Chickpea Cookies ( recipe from zozobaking ) are a traditional NoRooz treat – also naturally vegan & gluten-free, they use chickpea flour, powdered sugar, shortening, and cardamom… such simple ingredients and such a lovely little treat.

My friend Christy was so sweet – she picked me up at the airport and transported me to two of Austin’s most important vegan destinations: The Vegan Nom taco truck and Capital City Bakery – conveniently located right down the street from one another.

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