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Freekeh Pilaf

VeganMoFo Day 30 The recipe comes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook called “Plenty”. I own a signed copy of it along with the other Ottolenghi cookbooks; Jerusalem with Sami Tamimi and The Ottolenghi Cookbook. When my husband was in London for work, he got them for me. He ordered them online and they were delivered to… Continue reading Freekeh Pilaf

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Stuffed Peppers (Capsicums) or Zeytinyağlı Biber Dolması

VeganMoFo Day 29 After taking a break from posting for VeganMoFo, I am back with another Turkish classic! Stuffed vegetables, generally, are incredibly difficult to give the right measurements for. It’s simply because that is not how you learn to make them. You sort of develop an eye for it and don’t need measurements along… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers (Capsicums) or Zeytinyağlı Biber Dolması

All Recipes · Turkish · Vegetable Dishes

İmam Bayıldı or Turkish Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

İmam Bayıldı or Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato This dish is a Turkish classic and originally vegan! The name means; imam (Muslim cleric) was exhilarated. He was said to be so impressed with the dish when he first tried it. I have an old recipe in my archive without measurements which I’ve had for… Continue reading İmam Bayıldı or Turkish Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

All Recipes · Salads · Turkish

Turkish Mashed and Shaped Potato and Pea Salad or Bezelyeli Ezme Salata

VeganMoFo Day 24 Some of you may remember that I have posted something quite similar to this before. It’s because my husband is not quite keen on broad beans, this time I decided to make it with peas instead. This style of salads are quite popular in Turkey and if you use those rings, like… Continue reading Turkish Mashed and Shaped Potato and Pea Salad or Bezelyeli Ezme Salata

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Shakshuka (Şakşuka), VegFusion Style

Shakshuka (Şakşuka), VegFusion Style  People ask me what Shakshuka is. Well, it depends on who you ask really. It’s originally a Tunisian dish with lots of tomatoes, peppers, harissa paste, spices and eggs. They even have seasonal ones that use potatoes in the winter and eggplant (aubergine) in the spring. The name suggests that it… Continue reading Shakshuka (Şakşuka), VegFusion Style

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Moroccan Faux-Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives

VeganMoFo Day 21 Aren’t we over the moon with our latest purchase? This is my first tagine ever and after using it for the first time, I definitely know that it won’t be the last. Well, I am quite happy about the results although it was my first attempt to this traditional tagine dish. To… Continue reading Moroccan Faux-Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives

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Harissa Flavoured Couscous with Raisins and Pine Nuts

VeganMoFo Day 20 I am absolutely sick and tired of serving cold couscous. You know those instant ones (flavoured or plain) that come out of a pack and you mix it with hot water and wait for 5 minutes. Then fluff it up. When you finally put it on the table, it’s already cold. Surprisingly,… Continue reading Harissa Flavoured Couscous with Raisins and Pine Nuts

All Recipes · Salads

Salata Adas (Garlicky Lebanese Green Lentil Salad)

VeganMoFo Day 20 I know what you’re thinking; this is not a good looking salad. I know. I know, I should’ve rinsed the lentils. I know I should’ve boiled them a little bit less so they wouldn’t lose their shape. I know, my lentils look mushy –and they are. But they are also incredibly delicious!… Continue reading Salata Adas (Garlicky Lebanese Green Lentil Salad)

Gadgets

Tagine

Yes, I bought one! Since I am doing Mediterranean style of food during VeganMoFo, I thought this is the right time to get myself a colourful tagine. And wasn’t I lucky that an incredible sale is on at the moment –as I mentioned on VegFusion Facebook page yesterday. Sydneysiders, if you can get yourselves to… Continue reading Tagine

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Mediterranean Style Cauliflower Salad

VeganMoFo Day 17 Sometimes you buy a whole head of cauliflower, use some of it and you don’t know what to do with the rest. Being a fresh product, you need to do something with it; fast. Well, this is usually me. I particularly don’t like buying half or quarter of something. Once the cell… Continue reading Mediterranean Style Cauliflower Salad