All Recipes · Turkish

Sigara Böreği – Turkish Cigar-Shaped Pastry

Sigara Böreği is a Turkish cigar-shaped pastry made with feta cheese and a kind of phyllo pastry called yufka. They are traditionally made from Turkish feta cheese which is a lot creamier than Danish or Bulgarian feta. Although there are some rumours about some discovery around baking them, they are almost in every case deep-fried.… Continue reading Sigara Böreği – Turkish Cigar-Shaped Pastry

All Recipes · Sauces

Lemon and Caper Sauce

Lemon and Caper Sauce Ingredients: Zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp light olive oil 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tsp baby capers, drained and rinsed Juice of ½ lemon Freshly ground black pepper Method: • Heat the light olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add lemon zest, baby capers, vinegar and… Continue reading Lemon and Caper Sauce

Product Reviews

Vegetarian Golden Duck

The reason why it is called Golden Duck is because the colour turns golden when fried. Made from a mixture of textured soy protein and starch and it is one of Lamyong product line called Vmas. It tastes very much like other vegetarian/vegan “Peking Duck” versions. We used it in an Asian stir-fry then I added the rest… Continue reading Vegetarian Golden Duck

All Recipes · Lunch

Red Lentil Kofta Wraps

I must admit, my red lentil koftas -that I posted yesterday- have been a huge hit. As I can see from the statistics, many people shared it on Facebook. Now this is something else you can make with the koftas. There was a time when we had this raw-mince koftas in Turkey. Originated from the… Continue reading Red Lentil Kofta Wraps

All Recipes · Turkish

Turkish Red Lentil Koftas (Mercimek Köftesi)

Ingredients: 1 cup whole red lentils ½ cup bulgur (fine variety) 1 large onion, chopped finely 2 tbsp concentrated tomato paste Handful continental parsley, chopped finely 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika or chilli flakes if you prefer Salt and pepper Method: • Pick through the lentil to remove any rocks and wash… Continue reading Turkish Red Lentil Koftas (Mercimek Köftesi)

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Tofutti Jumbo Ravioli with Smoky Tomato Sauce

Tofutti Jumbo Ravioli with Smoky Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 1 pack Tofutti Jumbo ravioli For Smoky Tomato Sauce: 1 tin (400 gr) diced Italian tomatoes 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp onion powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp chopped continental parsley Salt and pepper Method: Heat the oil in a saucepan. Empty the contents of tin… Continue reading Tofutti Jumbo Ravioli with Smoky Tomato Sauce

Product Reviews

Tofutti Dairy Free Jumbo Ravioli

We already have fantastic products from Tofutti. Now there is a new product in the market and it is available in Australia: Tofutti Jumbo Ravioli. This is a life saver product or more accurately a meal saver. There are 12 ravioli in one pack at a total 340 grams -enough for 2 people. All you… Continue reading Tofutti Dairy Free Jumbo Ravioli

Lunch

Avocado Spread with Chives

I have been planning on using avocados with Parmazano as a spread here and there instead of butter, margarine or mayonnaise. So I managed to fulfill all of that in one go the other day and had a fantastic lunch as a result. Ingredients: 1 large ripe avocado, halved and stoned Juice of ½ lemon,… Continue reading Avocado Spread with Chives