Growing up, my mom used to make this Turkish version of muammara every time we had people over. It is so flavorful from the garlic and spices and filling from the walnuts, you can’t have just one bite. Paired with toasted pita, crackers, or whatever you like, it gets your taste buds going. The only [...]
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If you want pasta sans the carbs, you’re not alone. But now there is a way to get the best of both worlds – spiralized veggies! In this recipe, I slice zucchini with a spiralizer (even though you don’t need one) to create pasta that is lighter, lower-carb and absolutely delicious underneath a simple leek [...]
This recipe is a classic Sicilian eggplant relish dish that is served aside fish dishes or as an appetizer. I like eggplant even its most simplest cooked form, but I often come across people who consider it dull and tasteless on its own. This recipe satisfies everyone, because it infuses great taste into the eggplant [...]
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, [...]
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!
This is the Turkish version of finger food. Instead of fries and ketchup, we dip our “dolma” (stuffed grape leaves) into yogurt and call it a snack or side dish. This recipe is absolutely delicious and a healthy way to fill up.
A condiment should never derail a diet, but many of us don’t know when to stop dipping, because serving sizes are never that clean cut. That’s why I’ve put together this simple homemade ketchup that you can whip up without laboring over the stove, risking your fries going frigid.
Happy Tuesday! Here is a video showing you how to make ketchup with just a few ingredients. This version of homemade ketchup is low in salt and sugar and you can have as much as you want. It has the perfect balance of sweet and sour and bitter.
This simplified homemade ketchup, though an accompaniment, deserves a post of its own, only because it replaces an otherwise sugar and salt-intense alternative, which we could all do without. But, truth be told, many of us can’t – ketchup is a side piece to many of our favorite grub. What’s a burger without it? Subpar. [...]
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 [...]