Advieh Lettuce Bowls

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This is a relatively simple, iranian-inspired vegan dish I have adapted for disability-friendly cooking. The rose petals add fragrant flavour and the Advieh works exceptionally well with aubergine because it absorbs so beautifully. 

The attention to detail, the slow steaming of rice to infuse with the sweet, delicate spices really come through and the sour flavours all make Iranian cuisine special. Ingredients I can’t get enough of, such as pistachios, pomegranate, oranges and mint are native to Iran and the country has a long agricultural history.

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A late diagnosis of Asperger’s – Laurie’s Story

Autism is a neurological condition affecting a person’s ability to relate to wider society. People with Asperger syndrome are of average or above average intelligence. They do not usually have the learning disabilities that many autistic people have, but they may have specific learning difficulties. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

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