Turkish Bulgur Salad / Kısır

If there is a ladies gathering, this is the first recipe comes to mind. I remember my grandma making it for her friends among other delicious pastries and cakes. It is very easy to make yet everyone craves for it. This is one of the first recipes I learned after successfully cooking the eggs. Today…… Continue reading Turkish Bulgur Salad / Kısır

Vegan Dessert: Apples in Red Sherbet/ Şerbetli Elma Tatlısı

So light, soft and dreamy. If you are not planning to make whipped coconut cream, you need 4 ingredients and a cooking pot. I will not include coconut cream recipe as it is optional but, you can read that recipe from this link. Çok hafif, yumuşak ve rüya gibi. Eğer hindistan cevizi kreması yapmayı düşünmüyorsanız,…… Continue reading Vegan Dessert: Apples in Red Sherbet/ Şerbetli Elma Tatlısı

Vegan Meze Series 4: Sautéed Mushrooms / Mantar Sote

I think by now you understood how much I love mezes and light suppers. This is one of my favorites as it is anti-corona – thanks to the garlic and onions in the recipe- and it is also high in plant-based proteins. Mushrooms are great support for immune system and also rich in selenium and…… Continue reading Vegan Meze Series 4: Sautéed Mushrooms / Mantar Sote

Stuffed Zucchini (Kousa) / Kabak Dolması

I am sure you have seen this dish several times. Especially if you’ve been to Middle East or visited a Middle Eastern restaurant, chances are high that you even tasted it. We call it “dolma” which means stuffed, and in Arabic it is called “kousa” which means zucchini. Stuffed vegetables are very common in Levanter…… Continue reading Stuffed Zucchini (Kousa) / Kabak Dolması

Vegan Eggplant Stew / Zeytinyağlı Patlıcan Yahnisi

How tasty and beneficial are the eggplants, unbelievable! They are great source of vitamins and minerals. And you can use eggplants as a meat substitute, too. Since there is also chickpeas in the recipe, plant-based protein value is high and it keeps you full for quite a long time. You can serve with an Egyptian…… Continue reading Vegan Eggplant Stew / Zeytinyağlı Patlıcan Yahnisi

Turkish Gnocchi Soup / Sulu Bulgur Köftesi

It is very common to have soup before the main dish in Middle Eastern culture. That’s why, we have plenty of options. This is a very simple Anatolian recipe that requires 3 pantry staples: flour, fine bulgur and tomato paste. Orta Doğu kültüründe, ana yemekten önce çorba içmek çok yaygın. O yüzdendir ki, mutfağımız bir…… Continue reading Turkish Gnocchi Soup / Sulu Bulgur Köftesi

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Dessert / 2 Malzemeli Kabak Tatlısı

Simple, easy, quick yet very satisfying. This is a traditional Turkish recipe which we enjoy making especially during winter season. But you can make it whenever you find fresh pumpkins. Let’s get to the recipe! Oldukça basit, pratik ama bir kadar da tatmin edici. Daha çok kışın yapıp yediğimiz kabak tatlısını, markette bal kabağı bulunca…… Continue reading 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Dessert / 2 Malzemeli Kabak Tatlısı

Vegan Cauliflower Gratin / Fırında Karnabahar

I think we all can agree that nobody craves for cauliflower. Well, not after trying this recipe:) You are on a vegan diet or not, cauliflowers should be on your weekly meal prep list. Cauliflower is a great source of Vitamin B and rich in fibers. And it is low in calories! That is the…… Continue reading Vegan Cauliflower Gratin / Fırında Karnabahar