Welcome to Unicorns in the Kitchen, where we share delicious recipes from our kitchen to yours. You’re in for a delicious adventure and collection of unique and tasty recipes. I’m Shadi, the founder and voice behind Unicorns in the Kitchen and I’m so happy you’re here!
About Me and Unicorns in the Kitchen
I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Istanbul, Turkey when I was 21 years old. I lived there for three years and after I married my husband, Kyle, I moved to the United States and called it my new “home”.
I believe in happiness, peace and homemade food! I have always been into food, baking and cooking. I remember my favorite book when I was a kid was my mom’s ancient cookbooks with all the food styling and different ingredients. For my birthdays I always used to ask for a new kitchen gadget or new cookbook. and since I was 16, I started baking my family’s birthday cakes.
I love trying new recipes and developing my own. My main focus is Persian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes as that’s what I grew up with and have always loved. However, I’m always open to trying new cuisines and recipes.
To me family and good food are the most important things in the world. And the best part of my day is when I have dinner with my family, or breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend. In Iran, we always used to have meals together, I remember watching my mom cooking delicious food, with all the details in our kitchen and you could always smell the beautiful scent of saffron and cinnamon in our home. I’m planning to write about all those dishes and days here so everyone can enjoy what I did for a very long time!
By the way, did I tell you my first cookbook was published in December 2016? The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook was a best seller and has brought happiness to so many homes in America!
About Unicorns in the Kitchen Team
Unicorns in the Kitchen is a team of four:
Shadi HasanzadeNemati: Food writer, recipe developer and food photographer.
Hasan Hasanzade: Search Engine Optimization expert and On-page/Off-page SEO strategist.
Kyle Albert: Business consultant and editor
Zahra Siadat: Prop stylist, food stylist and photographer
You could say it takes a village to run a website 🙂
So, Why Unicorns in the Kitchen?
I believe in unicorns, fairies, dragons, magic and happy endings! Unicorns are so magical, they are always happy and jump over the clouds and help everyone. Sometimes, when I make something, it turn out so good that I cannot believe I actually made it! It’s like a unicorn has helped me with it by adding some magic to it when I was not looking! That’s why I say, There are unicorns in the kitchen!
Work with me
I love to partner and work with publications and brands that I truly love and enjoy using in my own kitchen. Please visit my work with us page for more information.