Most of the dishes in this collection do not take too much time to prepare, however a few do. I have tried to present these recipes in such a way as to be easily prepared with commonly available ingredients. I believe in using the best and most fresh ingredients - this is healthful and not necessarily expensive. It is my hope that you will enjoy these wonderful dishes and entertain yourselves and your friends with the unique flavors from this great and ancient land. I am very concerned and committed to preserving my native culture especially during these times of great strife, and while the very existence of Afghanistan, as I knew it is in danger of disappearing. I wish you " Nosh-i-jon" - good eating!