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) –…

ARTICHOKE WITH PINE NUTS AND BROAD BEANS

Today, I would like to share the recipe of a fusion dish combining Turkish and Spanish cuisines: The flavors of “Girit Usulü Baklalı Enginar- Cretan Style Artichoke with Broad Beans” and “Alcachofas con Piñones y Jamon- Artichokes with Pine Nuts and Ham” will be combined in one plate. Ingredients: (2 pax) 4 fresh artichokes  1…

SPINACH AND QUINOA BITES

Ingredients: 300 gr fresh spinach 1 cup quinoa 1 onion 1 egg 1 coffee spoon black pepper 1 coffee spoon paprika ½ coffee spoon thyme 1 clove of garlic (grated) 3 table spoon grated mozzarella  2 table spoon grated  white cheese / feta cheese Salt 2 table spoon olive oil 1 table spoon sesame Instructions: Chop…

CAULIFLOWER STEAK WITH “RAS EL HANOUT”

With the splendid aroma of Ras el Hanout which is a spice-mix from North Africa, and the velvet texture of cauliflower purée; I have no doubt that this recipe will be your new favourite! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower (medium size) 5 table spoon olive oil 1 cup almond milk ½ cup cashews or peanuts 1 onion…

PUMPKIN SOUP

Today, I will share my signature recipe which is frequently praised by my friends and family. My recipe differs from the others as the none of the vegetables are sautéed but they are just boiled together. That’s why it is much more delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. As the texture of the soup is denser…

ZUCCHINI TAGLIETELLE WITH PESTO SAUCE

Today, I have been to Makro Cash&Carry Market (Disneyland of aspiring cooks) and I found a great deal and bought 1 kilo of pine nuts for an incredible price. To celebrate this great deal and to make use of the basil from my flowerpot farm at home; I decided to prepare pesto sauce. I am…

ZUCCHINI PANCAKES WITH YOGHURT AND TAHINI SAUCE

The best place to eat tapas in Spain is neither the  restaurants with Michelin stars nor the bars at touristic zones; but the bars where the locals of any neighbourhood are hanging out. It is highly probable that you can be surprised by the taste of tapas at a bar whose regular clients are retired locals.  If…

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE ALLA NAPOLETANA

After spending one week in Naples and Amalfi Coast, I am grateful for my gluten intolerance for keeping me away from putting on weight. However I am so sad for not being able to eat a pizza Margarita in world famous Pizzeria Sorbillo, in the homeland of Pizza. Furthermore, I could not taste the “Parmigiana di…

PURRUSALDA (LEEK SOUP)

PURRUSALDA (LEEK SOUP) Ingredientes: 5 leeks (the white parts of the leeks) 2 potatoes 2 carrots 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 20 milligrams saffron (not grams!!!) 750 ml water 1 tablespoon of butter Olive oil, salt, white pepper  1 Bouquet Garni* 1 table spoon of vinegar To garnish  Fine chopped parsley 2 pieces of…

PURRUSALDA (PIRASA ÇORBASI)

PURRUSALDA (PIRASA ÇORBASI) Malzemeler: 5 pırasa (beyaz kısmı) 2 orta boy patates 2 havuç 2 orta boy beyaz soğan 2 diş sarımsak 20 miligram safran (gram değil!!!!) 750 ml  su 1 yemek kaşığı tereyağı Zeytinyağı, tuz, beyaz toz biber 1 Bouquet Garni* 1 yemek kaşığı sirke Süslemek için  İnce kıyılmış maydonoz Fırınlanmış balık derisi (Zorunlu malzeme…