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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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Shredded Dough String Dessert with Walnuts / Tel Kadayif Tatlisi

There are a variety of delicacies generally desserts you can prepare with kadayif. Such as stuffed kadayif, kunefe which is also well known and even kadayif with pudding called the paradise dessert. The most common one is this String Kadayif

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Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı

Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı is a kebab you can prepare at home and even in restaurants many prefer it to the the famous Iskender Kebab. This dish is also from the city

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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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