Crispy Roasted Chickpeas / Nohut Cipsi

Since the quarantine started I have been constantly craving for salty crackers. Crackers are tasty and all but they are not healthy. I am hooked on this crispy roasted chickpeas recently and decided to share it with you. It will take 2 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to bake and the taste will last forever.…… Continue reading Crispy Roasted Chickpeas / Nohut Cipsi

Stovetop Granola / Tavada Granola Tarifi

3 years ago, I found out that I was at high risk of diabetes. It was because of the genetics and I had to be extra careful with sugar consumption. My first reaction was “I am not taking any sugar, how can I go less than that?”. The doctor told me to go home and…… Continue reading Stovetop Granola / Tavada Granola Tarifi

Vegan Feta+Pesto Toast / Vegan Peynirli Tost

This is my all time favorite recipe. I am a sucker for pesto sauce. Anything with pesto reminds me of Italy. I hope once this pandemic has vanished I can visit my favorite country again. This time I would discover vegan restaurants and share an eco-friendly country guide for you. Anyway, let’s dig into this…… Continue reading Vegan Feta+Pesto Toast / Vegan Peynirli Tost

Egg-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Cupcakes / Yumurtasız, Sütsüz Çikolatalı Muffinler

Yes, you read it right: they are egg and dairy free. This was a non-vegan recipe which my grandmother used to make for us. I changed the original recipe by swapping the eggs with aquafaba aka.vegan egg whites. I would like to explain what is aquafaba before sharing the recipe. Evet, doğru okudunuz: bu tarif…… Continue reading Egg-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Cupcakes / Yumurtasız, Sütsüz Çikolatalı Muffinler

Vegan & Gluten Free: Acai Bowl

Acai berries are loaded with antioxidants, help reducing high cholesterol and boosting energy. Acai is generally available as powder, puree or frozen. It has a sour taste and it complements to other berries and red fruits very well. It works rather well with cold recipes. Do not forget to read the notes for healthy tips…… Continue reading Vegan & Gluten Free: Acai Bowl

Vegan+GF: Tofu Scramble / Çırpılmış Tofu

First of all, I have to ask: have you ever tried tofu? Did you find it dull or just hated it? Cause this is exactly how I felt when I tried it first time. I was not vegan by the time so it did not matter if I enjoyed it or not. When I decided…… Continue reading Vegan+GF: Tofu Scramble / Çırpılmış Tofu

Vegan Bolognese Spaghetti

This dish is so mouthwatering. Fun fact, all the ingredients are pantry staples. Since the lockdown started all I can think is pasta, noodle, pasta. My favorites are vegan pesto & bolognese pasta and stir-fried noodles. This recipe is ideal for 4 people. You can reduce or double the amount of ingredients for more or…… Continue reading Vegan Bolognese Spaghetti

Vegan Meze Series 1: Hummus/ Humus

Did you know that hummus means chickpeas in Arabic? Traditional way of eating hummus is scooping from the plate with pita bread. But you can enjoy in a falafel wrap, as a spread or dipping celery, carrot and cucumber. And it will take only 5 minutes in a food processor to prepare it. I prefer…… Continue reading Vegan Meze Series 1: Hummus/ Humus

Vegan Tortilla Pizza / Vegan Lavaş Pizza

Let’s be honest, since the lockdown started we are all eating like there is no tomorrow which is understandable. At some point, we all started craving comfort food for every meal; pizza, pasta, burger etc. This vegan pizza recipe will satisfy your cravings without tacking high calories. It is healthy, easy, quick and delicious. It…… Continue reading Vegan Tortilla Pizza / Vegan Lavaş Pizza

Vegan Pantry Cooking 101: Dried Kidney Beans / Temel Baklagiller: Barbunya

Kidney beans with a Mediterranean twist. I always have kidney beans in my pantry and freezer. What? Let me explain. When it is summer in the Middle East, you can find fresh kidney beans and eat it as meze (aka.Middle Eastern appetizer). If it is not the season, we buy dried version, pre-cook and store…… Continue reading Vegan Pantry Cooking 101: Dried Kidney Beans / Temel Baklagiller: Barbunya