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Salam Wahid Jan - Great to hear from you and thank you very much for your kind words. This photo you inquire about it not mine, I found it on a web search but you have my full permission to use this photo or other ones on my site as long as you reference my blog - Humaira

Hi, Humaira!

You have an amazing blog with beautiful pictures of Afghanistan. I am writing to ask for permission for Skoolbo to use your photo (http://www.afghancooking.net/.a/6a01157090fab6970b017d421e0124970c-800wi) for a non-profit initiative in collaboration with Peace One Day from the UK.

We will be inviting kids to make peace and make friends with one another from around the world on our website through our language game. From this game, kids will learn about all the different countries in the world and one of the categories is celebrations.

If you require more information, please kindly drop me an email.

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

ah samanak... i love it, but dont know how to make it!!! :(

Mejgan Jan - Thank you very much for your sweet comment and for reading my blog, I wish you and your family a wonderful year of happiness, good health and love - Humaira

Nowroz mobarak Humaira jan! I love reading this blog. =)

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  • Humaira was born in Afghanistan and now lives in California. She reconnects to her roots by writing about Afghan culture and cooking the foods of her homeland. She passionately shares the wonders of her beleagured country through its rich culture, delicious food and stories about her experiences in Afghanistan. Humaira consults on Afghan culture, speaks about Afghanistan and is a social activist.

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Afghan Eats

  • Kabul Afghan Cuisine
    Full-service Afghan restaurant in San Carlos, Sunnyvale and Burlingame.
  • East West Gourmet Afghan Foods
    These friendly folks sell tasty bolani with spreads and sauces at farmer's markets all over Northern California and at selected Whole Foods markets. We are especially fond of the cilantro pesto and garlic mint cheese.
  • de Afghanan Kabob House
    Though a tiny, hole in the wall joint along the "little Kabul" strip of Fremont, CA, it is highly atmospheric with the purveyors grilling savory kebabs and hand making bolani as you wait for your food.
  • Helmand Restaurant in San Francisco
    A lively and attractive Afghan restaurant with great food and a friendly staff.

Non-Profit for Afghanistan

  • Afghan Friends Network
    Humaira co-founded Afghan Friends Network to help women and girls in Afghanistan. We currently education 500 girls, 250 boys and 80 women.
  • Aid Afghanistan for Education
    Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE) is dedicated to empowering Afghans and rehabilitating the education system in Afghanistan.

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  • Khaled Hosseini: And The Mountains Echoed
  • Fariba Nawa: Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan
  • Tamim Ansary: Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan
  • Rory Stewart: The Places In Between

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