I made these last year but recently made them again and felt they deserved a repost. I used jasmine rice, but traditionally you use a white rice. I just thought the colors were pretty striking and the taste a bit different and delicious. Living in Turkey, I’ve become accustomed to dolmas on a regular basis, [...]
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This is a popular Turkish rice dish that uses bulgur as the base. Bulgur is a healthier alternative to white rice ad is quite filling. The tomato complements the earthiness of the bulgur and gives it a denser, comfort feel. It’s a simple dish appropriate as a side piece to anything! Enjoy!
Spaghetti squash is a healthy alternative to regular spaghetti. Lower in carbs and full of vitamins and minerals, it’s a far cry from the empty starches inherent in white dough spaghetti. I paired this squash with roasted Brussels sprouts, red pepper, and onions. The result is a hearty, but skinny pasta dish. Enjoy!
Green beans are so understated. They are filling, but light, and their flavor is subtle enough not to overwhelm your senses and instead invite complementary ingredients. This is a traditional Turkish mezze, and I personally always order it if I see it on the menu. Luckily, it’s easy to recreate at home.
I’m always looking for new ways to make a veggie burger. So far I’ve attempted a brown rice burger and a 100% vegetable burger. With some chickpeas hanging around, I figured the best way to avert the traditional hummus was to make a burger. I was also in the mood for something that was more main-course appropriate. This [...]
Have you ever made a flax egg? Sounds kind of strange, but many vegan recipes call for a flax egg to replace a real egg. I’ve never made one until very recently and it had always sounded weird and complicated to do, but it takes a mere minutes and the process comes in handy whenever [...]
This is a quick chop-chuck-’n-chew recipe that I make all the time, depending on what grain and vegetable leftovers I have. I chop the vegetables small, toss with cooked quinoa (or any grain for that matter) and fold in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing. It’s a fresh, light, and satisfying way to get [...]
Open wide… I love cornbread, although I rarely have it, since it’s one of those things I only eat when other places or people make it. The best I ever had was a jalapeno corn muffin from the bread basket at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in New York City. Inspired by my good ol’ BF, [...]
To follow up the amazingly delicious tartar sauce I made last night, I’d like to show you my favorite way of enjoying it! For some reason, I’ve always hated tartar sauce for its not so stellar nutritional properties and the mystery of the ingredients in the bottled version. After creating a homemade, recipe, however, I’ve [...]
Mushrooms are a fabulous ingredient to have around for whenever in doubt about what to eat. They are like sponges, absorbing anything and everything that come their way. In this way, they are like tofu–their base flavor being indistinct and neutral enough to manipulate to your heart’s desire–to say nothing about their hearty, satisfying texture [...]