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Mum’s Kısır (Turkish Tabbouleh Salad)

Kısır is Turkish version of Tabbouleh. I guess there are two types of Kısır in Turkish cuisine. One with tomato paste –or hot pepper paste- and one without. My mum’s version is more on the light, salad side. She used to make one big bowl of it for her tea parties. She also had a… Continue reading Mum’s Kısır (Turkish Tabbouleh Salad)

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Vegan Lomo Saltado

Lomo saltado is a traditional Peruvian dish. It is basically a stir-fry which becomes one-dish meal with the addition of French fries and rice. Although it is served as one dish you combine a few cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying. The original version has beef in it but we were lucky… Continue reading Vegan Lomo Saltado

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Lumpy – Vegan Potato and Carrot Salad with Herbs and Vegan Mayonnaise

This is one of my favourite salads. Although I don’t know if Lumpy has a real name but it kind of clumps together when you mix your salad ingredients with mayonnaise. So I named it Lumpy. Ingredients: 2 large potatoes 1 large carrot 2 spring onions 2 sprig continental parsley 2 sprig dill 3 tbsp… Continue reading Lumpy – Vegan Potato and Carrot Salad with Herbs and Vegan Mayonnaise

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Vegan Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

The clean taste of lemon really lifts the flavour of this pilaf. If you are gluten intolerant, substitute bulgur with quinoa. Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur (coarse variety) 1 tablespoon Nuttelex 1 teaspoon Massel’s chicken stock powder (heaped) Lemon zest from ½ lemon 2 spring onions (thin ones, if possible) 2 cups water Black pepper (freshly… Continue reading Vegan Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

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Nohutlu Bamya – Turkish Okra and Chickpea Stew

A healthy combination of green vegetables and legumes. Fresh lemon juice and garlic lift the dish up and parsley gives it a fresh finish. Ingredients: 1/2 kilo okra A small tin chickpeas 1 onion 1 tblsp tomato paste (if you are using supermarket bought tomato paste you may need to use more than 1 tblsp… Continue reading Nohutlu Bamya – Turkish Okra and Chickpea Stew

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Sister of my Heart (Turkish Couscous with Cashews, Carrot and Dried Currants)

This vegan side dish was named after Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's book which I happened to be reading at the time the dish was created. Ingredients: 1 cup Turkish couscous 1 small carrot 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts 2 tbsp dried currants 1 tbsp Nuttelex ¼ bunch parsley (chopped) A drizzle oil Salt and pepper Method:… Continue reading Sister of my Heart (Turkish Couscous with Cashews, Carrot and Dried Currants)

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Bolognese Sauce, VegFusion Style

I used to use Sanitarium vegetarian mince in this recipe but it is now a discontinued product. So I use the tin variety from their Vegie Delight line. A real time saver with Macro Wholefoods Organic Basil & Tomato pasta sauce. Bolognese Sauce Ingredients: ½ pack spaghetti or any other type of pasta (clearly, I… Continue reading Bolognese Sauce, VegFusion Style

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Vegan Summer Squash in Sour Cream

I have received my first order of organic vegetables and cleaning products from Doorstep Organics. When the box full of goodies arrived there they were; gorgeous summer squash, little yellow babies, sitting peacefully in their environmentally friendly bag made from corn starch. As for the recipe, it is adopted from Marlena Spieler’s Jewish Cooking, the tradition,… Continue reading Vegan Summer Squash in Sour Cream