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Recipe: Classic Çoban Salata or Shepherd’s Salad

I was thinking the other day… I actually don’t have a recipe for this absolute classic salad which is one of the most popular in Turkey. Çoban Salata, that is—or Shepherd’s Salad in English. I have a regional version of it somewhere on VegFusion with a terrible photo but not the actual, the most classical… Continue reading Recipe: Classic Çoban Salata or Shepherd’s Salad

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Recipe: Lyonnaise Potatoes, VegFusion Style

We have had the opportunity to host our next-door neighbour recently. Before we invited her, I asked if there was anything she doesn’t like or can’t tolerate. It turns out, she is quite happy to have lots of vegetables but not too keen on cream, cheese or chilli. So, this is the menu I put… Continue reading Recipe: Lyonnaise Potatoes, VegFusion Style

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Bukhara Pilaf

Inspired by an incredibly old recipe from an incredibly old cookbook –I think it was my mum’s. Well, the recipe evolved over time in my kitchen but it still must be one of the first non-standard pilaf I have ever cooked in my life. I think the original recipe uses some sort of liver but… Continue reading Bukhara Pilaf

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Curried Potato Salad, VegFusion style

I find potatoes incredibly versatile –yet, please don’t make me list all the things you can make by using potatoes here. Anyway, potato salads are probably one of my favourites in the realm of potato possibilities. Just like my other dishes here on VegFusion, my version of this classic is –again –different. I actually don’t… Continue reading Curried Potato Salad, VegFusion style

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Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad

Vegan MoFo Day 11 This is such an easy, lifesaver kind of salad. I make it all the time and it’s such a good side dish you can serve with pretty much everything. Enjoy Peoples! Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad Ingredients: 1 large broccoli, broken into its florets 5 baby corn, cut into 4 (lengthways)… Continue reading Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad

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Garlicky Endive, VegFusion Style

I have made a conscious decision some time ago to add more greens to my diet. So, I am experimenting with all kinds of green leafy vegetables at the moment. On top of my list, there is endive greens. I actually didn’t have a plan when I bought these prickly looking greens but Italians came… Continue reading Garlicky Endive, VegFusion Style

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Raw Celeriac Salad with Walnuts and Dill

I know I have a similar recipe which I shared long time ago but this one is slightly different and the photo is better too. You don’t mind me sharing it again, do you? Back in Bodrum (Turkey), this was the first thing I used to make on the day of the local market, right… Continue reading Raw Celeriac Salad with Walnuts and Dill

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Chickpea (garbanzo bean) and Smoked Almond Salad with Vinaigrette

I have been using smoked almonds extensively in salads since we discovered them at Scoop. Here’s a salad featuring these interesting ingredients. Bowl in this photo is hand-made in 2011 by ceramic artist Turgut Tuna.  It is hand made and it came all the way from Turkey. Thank you Zeynep and Canbora 🙂 It is from Iznik -famous… Continue reading Chickpea (garbanzo bean) and Smoked Almond Salad with Vinaigrette

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Potato, Asparagus and Avocado Salad

If you are fed up with a straight forward roast potatoes as a side dish and want something different then Potato, Asparagus and Avocado Salad is just the right thing for you. It is light, creamy -thanks to avocado for that- and filling too! Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes 1 bunch thin asparagus 1 avocado (slightly… Continue reading Potato, Asparagus and Avocado Salad

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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