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Salad e Olivieh,flat bread

Salad e Olivieh,flat bread

Things have been tough here, I am overwhelmed with everything and have not cooked or posted anything. I am sorry. This brightened my day, I am really shocked but my recipe for Persian Potato Salad, Salad e Oliveh is a finalist at Food 52. Honestly, I have been so pre occupied with both work and caring for Nando I forgot I entered it and when I saw an email today congratulating me my jaw literally dropped., well maybe not literally but I was genuinely surprised.

I posted the recipe here on the blog a few months ago, it remains one of my all time favorite Persian recipes. so simple and delicious. It’s potato salad with a twist, this is a meal. I like to servie with Naan or pita that is warm, and lots of lemon and olive oil for extra flavor.

I am sorry I have been so absent, the update is that I am over whelmed. tired and sad. Work is very busy and Nando is a full time responsibility it is like having an infant in the house. I have to have someone stay with him when I leave to go to an appointment, he cannot be alone for more than a few minutes.

I again ask for your vote, I hope you all stick with me through this tough time and forgive me for my absence. Thank you so much.

Food 52 photo

Food 52 photo

104 Comments Post a comment
  1. Voted! Sending happy thoughts your way!

    May 21, 2015
  2. I voted. I know this has been a bright spot during this difficult time. Congratulations!

    May 21, 2015
  3. I’m off to vote…take lots of care of yourself as well as Nando xxx

    May 21, 2015
  4. Voted! Well done – I really hope you win. Sending love to you and Nando at this sad, difficult time.

    May 21, 2015
  5. Hi Suzanne, been thinking about you! I truly understand…I am with you and support your absence 100%. Yes, of course I will vote!!! Congrats my friend. Hugs to Nando. Cheryl

    May 21, 2015
  6. I already voted for you, friend –

    May 21, 2015
  7. I am sorry you are overwhelmed and Nando is not doing well. You always have my vote.

    May 21, 2015
  8. Definitely voting Suzanne. Wishing you peace at this time. Sean

    May 21, 2015
  9. It took me 10 minutes to place a vote because I forgot that I already had a log in code, but I finally did! You and Nando in my thoughts.

    May 21, 2015
    • Thank you so much for taking the time to vote and sorry it took 10 minutes, I really do appreciate it.

      May 21, 2015
      • Oh, no, that was my fault for forgetting what my log in was. 😉 It really is a great recipe that I’ll have to try soon. I’m really sorry to hear you being overwhelmed and tired. Take care,

        May 21, 2015
  10. Have voted. I’m sorry to hear Nando isn’t too good. You must come back to us only when you can and when you feel up to it. Your friends will be waiting.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    May 21, 2015
  11. Don’t apologize, Suzanne. Everyone’s thoughts are with you and Nando.
    This gorgeous potato salad absolutely has my vote! Mega hugs.

    May 21, 2015
  12. Congrats! It’s a great recipe and a gorgeous photo!

    May 21, 2015
  13. I started this comment by saying don’t apologize but I’ve written my fair share of apology posts to my readers, while I’ve been having my own struggles. Look forward to reading more from you when the time is right! In the mean time.. Voted & congrats!!

    May 21, 2015
  14. Voted! Hooray! Sending you the most awesome wishes your way!

    May 21, 2015
  15. Voted!! 🙂

    May 21, 2015
  16. Sometimes you just need to take time out – and I’m hoping some of that time includes looking after yourself. Off to vote!

    May 21, 2015
  17. A W E S O M E !!!!! I just voted, good luck!!! 🙂

    May 21, 2015
  18. Good luck! The recipe looks terrific.

    May 21, 2015
  19. Barbara #

    Wow, Suzanne, you’re on a roll! I hope things get better at home. Hugs.

    May 21, 2015
  20. What a lovely surprise to receive Suzanne – I’ve just been across to vote for you… the salad is wonderful! Wish there was something we could all do to help out with dear little Nando. Sending thoughts and virtual hugs, as unfortunately that’s about all I can do from here… M.xx

    May 22, 2015
    • It really was a complete surprise and totaly off my radar. Thank you Margot.

      May 22, 2015
  21. I just voted Suzanne before reading this post! I have also been very busy lately and unable to post, I hope to do so this weekend, that is a long one for us. Hope Nando is doing ok and you too! xx

    May 22, 2015
    • Thank you, I hope to post something soon also. Look forward to seeing what you have done.

      May 22, 2015
  22. How very exciting Suzanne, I just hopped on over and voted for you. Your recipe and all the great ingredients deserves a win. I’m also very sorry to learn of your woes, I hope you find comfort in knowing that everyone is praying and caring. Be blessed!

    May 22, 2015
    • Thank you so much Loretta, it is such a tremendous comfort knowing that I have friends that care. Thank you again.

      May 22, 2015
  23. Voted, best of luck—I hope things ease up for you a bit as well!

    May 22, 2015
  24. I voted and hope you win and I hope you and Nando are doing ok. A big hug!

    May 22, 2015
  25. I just saw your recipe on Food52, voted and then headed over to your site. So sorry to hear about Nando – I hope you are ok. I have been missing your posts and hope you’ll all get better soon!

    May 22, 2015
    • Thanks Ginger, I just can’t wrap myself around cooking. Juggling too much right now. Hopefully soon I will post. Thank you so much.

      May 22, 2015
  26. Just voted! Best of luck, Suzanne! This salad looks delicious – love it! 😀 Have a great weekend! x

    May 22, 2015
  27. Congratulation, Suzanne! I have been really tired with my illness recently.

    May 22, 2015
  28. hcwsblog #

    Congratulations on being a finalist. I voted. Please give a kiss to Nando.

    May 22, 2015
  29. Congratulation, it looks delicious!!

    May 22, 2015
  30. Fig & Quince #

    After reading this post what I want to tell you I’d rather say in person (sitting on a stoop!) than in a comment but what I can comment on excitedly right now is: congratulations! Salad Olivier! a very non-Persian but utterly Persian recipe! 🙂 Just voted for you and am pretty confident you’ll win.

    May 23, 2015
    • It’s funny I thought it was Persian but found out it is not originally but for me it is part of my won derful repertoire of Persian food and will forever be Persian. Thank you Azita my dear.

      May 23, 2015
  31. You know with me, all you need to do is ask and I will always support you. Shoot, you don’t even have to ask girl. I just voted. I tried to vote twice and I hope it went through ;). You deserve to win because your food in fantastic. And I hope you are feeling alright.

    Kia / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    May 23, 2015
  32. Well done, dearest Suzanne! Happy for your, the salad really sounds delish!

    May 23, 2015
  33. Take as much time as you need, Suzanne. We’ll be waiting for you to come back 🙂 Cheers!

    May 23, 2015
    • Thanks Julian, I have been over whelmed, trying to work through it all.

      May 23, 2015
  34. You are in my and everyone else’s thoughts.

    May 23, 2015
  35. Just cast my vote – best of luck to you. Just take care of yourself and Nando and we will be happy to see you back when you are ready.

    May 23, 2015
  36. I have voted. Congratulations. It’s so sad to read about how difficult life is at the moment for you and Nando. Sending warm wishes and a virtual hug across the Atlantic. Bx

    May 24, 2015
    • Thank you, for the vote and the warm wishes and virtual hug. Nando is doing ok, had a visit to the doc on Friday and she said he is doing well all things considered. I am thankful for that.

      May 24, 2015
  37. I’ll follow the link and hopefully I’m not too late to vote Suzanne. Re Nando – my heart goes out to you. I know dog love well. And I can only imagine what you’re going through. xo

    May 24, 2015
    • Thanks Lindy, Nando is such a trouper. Despite his illness and advanced age he still gets through each day.

      May 25, 2015
  38. Hugs from here Suzanne!! This is so hard… Pray you find encouragement and rest. And I have high hopes for you recipe!! You are such an awesome inventive cook!

    May 25, 2015
  39. Congratulations, Suzanne! I just voted! It truly is a very delicious salad, and this is a delicious recipe! I have a feeling you are going to win this!

    May 25, 2015
  40. Congratulations, Suzanne! it looks delicious and you sure deserve to win! 🙂
    )

    May 25, 2015
  41. Will surely vote for u Suzanne:-) all the best.. Salad looks delish

    May 25, 2015
  42. I voted, lots of luck! You deserve it! :D)

    May 26, 2015
  43. I just voted with 5 hours to go! Best wishes to you, stay strong and be comforted knowing everyone is thinking of you 🙂

    May 27, 2015
  44. Just voted! Sending positive vibes to you and Nando!

    May 27, 2015
  45. Congratulations–your salad looks so good! Hoping things get easier for you.

    May 27, 2015
  46. I will support you Suzanne! Big hugs for you and for Nando as well!

    May 28, 2015
  47. Suzanne, congratulations you won the contest on Food 52. I hope this perks you up a little bit and helps with your situation . Hugs
    Gerlinde

    May 28, 2015
  48. No need to reply back; I’m just sorry I missed this post and didn’t have a chance to vote – but I can see it is spectacular and I have to congratulate you! I think at some point I’ll be saying “I knew her when…”

    May 30, 2015
    • Thank you so much, the salad is wonderful. It was such a great surprise to be nominated and to win.

      May 30, 2015
  49. Congrats Suzanne! Its a wonderful recipe:) hope things get better for you soon! Hugs! Olga xxx

    May 31, 2015
  50. Been thinking of you lately, Suzanne. Sending love and hugs to you and Nando! XOXO

    June 3, 2015
  51. Yum! this sounds like a great brunch food!

    June 11, 2015
    • It’s so delicious, hard to put into words just how wonderful this dish is. I don’t make it very often, it’s quite fattening, loaded with carbs and fat but for the occasional splurge this is one of my favorites. Thank you so much.

      June 11, 2015

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