Category: Quick / Easy

Millefeuille Pastry / Talas Boregi

Millefeuille Pastry / Talas Boregi is also one of the common classics cooked in Turkish kitchens. I cook it when I have guests, as a side dish or when I am in a mood to prepare something different. My son

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Green Bean and Eggs Saute / Yumurtalı Yeşil Fasülye Kavurması

  The Green Bean and Eggs Saute / Yumurtalı Yeşil Fasülye Kavurması is a traditional dish owned by many different parts of Turkey. It is low cost, low calorie and easy to make, has few ingredients. As usual the instructions vary

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Crispy Dumplings / Çıtır Mantı

  Probably it is not the best season to post this as it is sea-time for many people. However Crispy Dumplings – çıtır manti – is so irressistible I couldn’t refrain myself from posting. I used to prepare Turkish manti

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Plum Stew

Plums and meat is not necessarily well known mates. However during the Ottoman times the palace cooks quite often prepared dishes that had both fruits and meat together. This is one of them. Alluciye means plums in Arabic. The Alluciye

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Mushroom and Tomato Soup / Domatesli Mantar Çorbası

Mushroom Soup doesn’t have to be creamy every time. Try this recipe with tomatoes next time you plan mushroom soup. You will find it much lighter then the creamy version. I am often reluctant about giving salad and soup recipes;

Trotter Soup / Paça Çorbası

My apologies for those that are vegetarian, vegan and those who cannot stand the idea of eating or even preparing offal. On the other hand it is almost a must for many people, for some for health reasons. This Trotter

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Pumpkin Saute / Balkabağı Kavurması

This recipe is from my sister; she prefers to cook healthy food too. The name of the dish is Pumpkin Saute. This is a very healthy and low cost recipe. It has only 4 ingredients and among them there is no salt

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Pumpkin Cupcakes / Balkabaklı Küçük Kekler

I am definitely not a cupcake expert; however this recipe gets a lot of “bravo”s everytime I bake them – so I thought I might as well share. I didn’t do any decorations as I personnally prefer them like this. Decoration is

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Pumpkin Soup / Balkabağı Çorbası

I was reluctant the first time I made Pumpkin Soup. In Turkey we mostly use pumpkin to make Pumpkin Dessert and perhaps for this reason I was afraid that somehow the soup would be sweet too. However it is one

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Minty Yogurt Dip / Haydari

Minty Strained Yogurt Dip / Haydari is a very common Turkish dip. The name of it Haydari always made me think that it has a story behind it because Haydar is a common Turkish name. After a mini research I

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