Vegan Meze Series 5: Beetroot & Bean Salad / Pancarlı Piyaz Salatası

Turkish bean salad aka. Piyaz is a simple yet satisfying salad. We make this salad/ meze when we have BBQ or when we drink our Turkish proud Raki. This time I gave a twist and thrive it with beetroot. We had it with some grilled zucchinis, bell pepper and asparagus. I was pleased with the…… Continue reading Vegan Meze Series 5: Beetroot & Bean Salad / Pancarlı Piyaz Salatası

GF+NF: Vegan Meatless-balls with Mashed Potato / Vegan Misket Köfte ve Patates Püresi

I admit that it took me a few trials to create this meatless balls recipe as I wanted them to be nut-free, gluten-free and budget friendly. Today I finally nailed the recipe. I actually even made kind of a Swedish meatball sauce to go with. It was so yummy and resembled almost the same taste…… Continue reading GF+NF: Vegan Meatless-balls with Mashed Potato / Vegan Misket Köfte ve Patates Püresi

BBQ Tofu Sandwich / Barbekü Soslu Tofu Sandviç

I have 2 meals a day, if I have more, it troubles me at night. I’ve tried eating early but nothing changed. 2 meals and 1 snack are ideal for me but of course, it can change from one person to another. I generally like to keep my meals light. So, most of the mornings…… Continue reading BBQ Tofu Sandwich / Barbekü Soslu Tofu Sandviç

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup / Kremamsı Vegan Balkabağı Çorbası

You might be thinking that I should be crazy to share pumpkin soup recipe in the middle of summer, I know. But, there is a reason behind it. It has been few weeks that we can’t turn off the AC anymore as it is very hot outside and we don’t have access to the pool…… Continue reading Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup / Kremamsı Vegan Balkabağı Çorbası

Vegan Meze Series 3: Potato Salad&Roasted Eggplant / Patates Salatası ve Közlenmiş Patlıcan

If you ever visit Izmir, Turkey, you will see that we mostly eat light but we drink heavy:) Mezes, salads and vegetables are essential for lunch and/or dinner. We are geographically very close to Greek Islands and Izmir aka. Smyrna was a Greek City until 1922. I believe this had a big impact on the…… Continue reading Vegan Meze Series 3: Potato Salad&Roasted Eggplant / Patates Salatası ve Közlenmiş Patlıcan

Vegan Meze Series 2: Artichokes in Oil / Zeytinyağlı Enginar

Artichokes are great for liver and digestive health, reduces the risk of cancer and cholesterol. And their taste is unbelievable. You can serve it hot or cold, have it as meze or main dish. We like to throw a few options on the table especially if we are having raki (traditional Turkish spirit). And artichoke…… Continue reading Vegan Meze Series 2: Artichokes in Oil / Zeytinyağlı Enginar

Vegan & Gluten-Free: Fig Bites / Glutensiz İncir Topları

Dates are often used for snacks, smoothie bowls, desserts and they are great but, how about dried figs? They are great source of fiber, help to balance blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. If you are tired of using dates, switch with figs just for a change. I will share some other recipes which can help…… Continue reading Vegan & Gluten-Free: Fig Bites / Glutensiz İncir Topları

Kale Power: Crispy Kale Chips & Kale Pesto / Kara lahana cipsi ve Pesto sosu

There are two types of people: the ones who adore kale and the ones who hate kale. Luckily, there are recipes will make everyone love kale. I know you might think why I even try that but, did you know that kale is one of the most nutrition-dense food? Moreover, it is great source of…… Continue reading Kale Power: Crispy Kale Chips & Kale Pesto / Kara lahana cipsi ve Pesto sosu

Turkish Vegan Lentil Balls / Mercimek Köftesi

You don’t need a bun to have these lentil balls. We make this recipe for lunch and enjoy it with a cup of Turkish tea. It goes well with a green salad or you can wrap it with lettuce or cabbage leaves. Bring a cup of tea and let’s check the recipe. Mercimek köftesi Orta…… Continue reading Turkish Vegan Lentil Balls / Mercimek Köftesi

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