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…

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…

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…

ŞIHIL MAHŞİ (FRIED AND STUFFED ZUCCHINIS)

Ingredients (For 2-3 pax) – 500 gr zucchinis (2-3 units)  – 250 gr minced meat (beef or beef and lamb mixture)  – 1 onion – 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas – 2 coffee spoon tomato paste – Parsley – 6 table spoon olive oil – 1/2 coffee spoon ground black pepper – 1/2 coffee spoon red…

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…

RECIPES WITH GREEN ALMOND

The spring has just arrived with its special colors, scents and flavors. As I was born in May, I am a huge fan of spring and I would like to share the special recipes of the season to celebrate this precious time of year. RICE (PILAF) WITH GREEN ALMOND Ingredients: 250 gr long-grain rice  500…