All Recipes · Lunch

Spicy Chickpea Puree

I have always been a huge fan of the combination of cumin and coriander which works very well with both eggplants and chickpeas. There are many Middle Eastern dishes using these ingredients. I actually made this as a stuffing for baked eggplant and ended up with left-overs –don’t worry, I’m working on the recipe so… Continue reading Spicy Chickpea Puree

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Vegan Pad Thai

Until I have my husband here as a guest writer with his fantastic Pad Thai recipe, I thought I’d better share May Kaidee’s recipe for the time being. Without being biased, I think his Pad Thai is way better than every other Pad Thai I have ever had so far, including the ones in the… Continue reading Vegan Pad Thai

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Lamyong Vegetarian Soy Nuggets

This is probably the most versatile product from Lamyong range. Lamyong Vegetarian Soy Nuggets are made from high quality textured vegetable protein –mixture of soy protein, wheat flour and vegetable oil. Made in Malaysia. Ingredients: • Textured vegetable protein (50%) (Soy protein, wheat flour, vegetable oil) • Non-GMO soy protein • Vegetable oil • Water… Continue reading Lamyong Vegetarian Soy Nuggets

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Viana VeggieFresh Bratwurst

These vegan sausages are inspired by German bratwurst sausages and produced in the same, traditional way. Each pack has 3 pieces of bratwursts weighing 300 grams altogether. They can be grilled or pan-fried and served with tomato sauce or any other condiment you like and sauerkraut. Ingredients: • Tofu* (34%) • Water • Wheat protein*… Continue reading Viana VeggieFresh Bratwurst

All Recipes · Turkish

Turkish Borlotti Bean Stew or Barbunya Pilaki

Barbunya Pilaki is one the classics in Turkish cuisine. Barbunya is the name of bean, pilaki is the name of a certain group of dishes –plaki in Greek–which are cooked in sauce made out of onion, potato, carrot, tomato or tomato sauce (or in some cases both), garlic and olive oil. Pilakis are always served… Continue reading Turkish Borlotti Bean Stew or Barbunya Pilaki

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Tasty Borek (Sigara Boregi or cigar-shaped pasties) with Spicy Potato filling

Frozen Sigara Boregi with spicy potato filing from The Authentic Pastry Company –the same company that does frozen Gozleme. Company details are at the end of this post. It is made from yeast-free pastry. There are other varieties around however; potato one and the mixed vegetable one are the only vegan boreks. There are 15… Continue reading Tasty Borek (Sigara Boregi or cigar-shaped pasties) with Spicy Potato filling

All Recipes · Turkish

Smoked Eggplant Salad or Közde Patlıcan Salatası

Smoked Eggplant Salad or Közde Patlıcan Salatası This is something I make if I have a gas kitchen. These days, there is this barbecue option as well. For as long as the flame is touching the eggplant skin, you’ll be fine. Some people cook the eggplant in their oven but you clearly do not get… Continue reading Smoked Eggplant Salad or Közde Patlıcan Salatası

All Recipes · Deli · Turkish

Turkish Stuffed Vine Leaves, Zeytinyağlı Yaprak Sarma or Dolma

After seeing quite a few bad examples of stuffed vine leaves or even Greek dolmades, I thought it’s time I did something about it. I always have a jar of the leaves in my pantry just in case I get in to the mood. Yes, it is time consuming and getting it right is difficult… Continue reading Turkish Stuffed Vine Leaves, Zeytinyağlı Yaprak Sarma or Dolma