GLUTENFREE AŞURE (NOAH’S ARK PUDDING)

According to a Turkish legend, the first version of ‘aşure’ was made by Noah himself. After some weeks on the ark, food stocks dwindled. Thus Noah put a bit of everything he had left on the ark into one pot and created the first “aşure”. Noah and his passengers well-fed  with “aşure”until the ark finally rested…

APPETIZER OF EGGPLANT WITH TAHINI SAUCE

Today, I would like to present you an original recipe created by me instead of sharing any recipe from Spanish or Turkish cuisine. For this recipe, I combined my 3 favourite ingredients, namely eggplant, tahini and garlic. I strongly recommend you this delicious appetizer before the summer ends. Ingredients: – 3 eggplants (small/medium size) –…

ASIAN STYLE SEA BREAM WITH VEGGIES

I am inspired by Thai recipe of “Pla Neung See Ew” for this dish; however, steamed fish does not match with Turkish palate, thus I adapted the recipe for myself and baked the fish instead of steaming it.  I hope you will try and enjoy my recipe. Ingredients: -2 sea breams (medium size) -1/2 cup…

APPLE WITH MERENGUE

Ingredients: Note: In the original recipe there are 8 apples but, as you see in the photo below, I made only with 3 apples and made a Pavlova-like dessert with the rest of the merengue.  • 8 red apples • 1,5 cup granulated sugar • 1 cup water • 3-4 egg whites • ½ cup…

İSLİM KEBAB

“Islim Kebabı” is one of the best dishes of the Turkish cuisine and the eggplant is again the leading actor!  Traditionally the eggplant is fried for this recipe, however I prefer to bake it to have a lighter and healthier dish. As it is typical rule for Turkish cuisine, we consume this amazing food with…

SHRIMPS WITH AVOCADO AND BEETROOT DIPPING SAUCES

To enjoy the long summer nights in your garden or at your terrace, all you need are your beloved ones and a table that is full of refreshing finger-food.  Today I will share a great recipe with its bright colors and balanced flavors to pamper your family and friends: The shrimps with two different dipping…

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM CAKE

Finally, the summer is here. As we could not enjoy the spring due to Covid-19, I hope we will be enjoying every moment of summer.  Today I will share the recipe of a delicious cake that will be a perfect companion for the  tea time to be enjoyed during summer afternoons I decorated my cake with…

VEGETABLE PIE (PASTEL DE VERDURAS)

Pastel de Verduras is a very delicious tapas that you can find in local bars or Spanish families’ kitchens. (You can never see it in touristic bars/restaurants) It contains very little amount of oil but loads of vegetables and protein. Not containing any gluten is another bonus of this pie. Besides, you can enjoy it…

DORAYAKİ

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am a big fan of Japanese Tv series and movies. For this recipe, I am inspired by a Japanese movie named as “Sweet Bean”. As there was no possibility of finding Dorayaki here, my only option was making it on my own againJ I used gluten-free flour…

MATCHA TEA BAVARIAN CREAM

Nowadays I am a big fan of Japanese Netflix series about food. Midnight Diner, Samurai Gourmet, Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salary Men are some of my favourites.  Matcha Tea Bavarian Cream was the theme of Season 1 / Episode 6 of Kantaro and from the very first moment I see it, a strong urge occurred…