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…

SOUR RED LENTIL SOUP

This soup is a typical dish of the province of Kilis in the Southeastern region of Turkey. Ingredients: -1,5 cups red lentils – 2 cups water – 2 cups chicken stock – 6 cloves of garlic – 1 coffee spoon flake of red pepper  – ½ coffee spoon paprika – 1 coffee spoon dried mint…

LOQUAT KEBAB

Ingredients (2 pax) -8 loquats -250 gr minced beef or lamb -1 tomato -1 green pepper -1/2 red onion -2 table spoon olive oil -1 coffee spoon salt -1 coffee spoon ground black pepper Instructions: Cut the loquats into half, take the seeds out. Mix minced meat, salt and black pepper. Make flat meatballs with…