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Unveiling the tagine and couscous

I was thinking the other day... Every time I make my Moroccan Faux-Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives and Harissa Flavoured Couscous with Raisins and Pine Nuts, I need both recipes in front of me, on the same page. And they never are! Because, one of them is a main and the other one is a side… Continue reading Unveiling the tagine and couscous

Asian · Course · Cuisine · Desserts · Diet · Vegan · Vegetarian

An Awesome Sticky Rice Sweet Dumplings Recipe to Explore Chinese Cuisine!

Today, I have the pleasure of having Claire Ruiz from SumoChef as a guest blogger on VegFusion Peoples! She is sharing this incredible dessert: Sticky Rice Sweet Dumplings. Now the stage is hers… An Awesome Sticky Rice Sweet Dumplings Recipe to Explore Chinese Cuisine! For a baking lover like me, I try to do my… Continue reading An Awesome Sticky Rice Sweet Dumplings Recipe to Explore Chinese Cuisine!

All Recipes · Course · Cuisine · Diet · Soups · Turkish · Vegetarian

Turkish Chickpea and Green Lentil Soup with Erişte or Nohutlu Erişteli Yeşil Mercimek Çorbası

After having quite a few sunny days for quite some time, winter in Sydney has made an unexpected fast entry. The temperature has gone down significantly within a few days. When it gets that cold, I crave for warming and nourishing soups. Well, yesterday was the day that I made myself Turkish Chickpea and Green Lentil… Continue reading Turkish Chickpea and Green Lentil Soup with Erişte or Nohutlu Erişteli Yeşil Mercimek Çorbası

All Recipes · Course · Cuisine · Diet · Salads · Side Dishes · Turkish · Vegan · Vegetarian

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

All Recipes · Course · Cuisine · Diet · Indian · Main Dishes · Vegetarian

Faux-prawns in a Coconut Cream Sauce

Yesterday, I was tidying up my Indian recipes on my computer. All of a sudden it occurred to me that I haven’t done much Indian cooking recently. I was especially missing my Aloo Matar (potatoes and peas) and it seemed like I may have cooked it a million and a half years ago. I quickly… Continue reading Faux-prawns in a Coconut Cream Sauce

All Recipes · Course · Cuisine · Diet · Indian · Vegan · Vegetable Dishes · Vegetarian

Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) is one of my favourite vegetarian Indian dishes of all time. Partly because it was the first Indian dish I ever learnt to cook. Aloo means potato and matar means peas, by the way. It is a dry style Indian dish which can be added to other dishes like a… Continue reading Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

All Recipes · Mediterranean · Salads

Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

I hope you guys all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was fun and it lasted (the fun bit) until we were finally exhausted. Exhausted from eating and drinking but that's what you do at this time of the year, right? As promised... this is the salad we had for Christmas as a side to the… Continue reading Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Cuisine · Turkish

Çılbır or Turkish Poached Eggs with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter Dressing

Turkish Poached Eggs with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter Dressing or Çılbır Traditionally, Çılbır (pronounced “chilber”) is a starter. It is the harmony of simple ingredients like poached eggs, garlic yoghurt, butter, ground sweet paprika and dried mint. My husband thinks the garlic yoghurt in Çılbır takes away the heaviness of egg yolks. For me,… Continue reading Çılbır or Turkish Poached Eggs with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter Dressing

All Recipes · Cuisine · Middle Eastern · Salads

Na’ama’s Fattoush recipe from Jerusalem

This is a fabulous fattoush recipe from a fabulous book: Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. I own a signed copy of it –signed by both authors. It is a beautiful book with a cloth cover and full of childhood memories around food, tradition, history and the city itself. My fascination with Jewish food… Continue reading Na’ama’s Fattoush recipe from Jerusalem

All Recipes · Lunch · Main Dishes · Turkish · Vegetarian

Spinach with Eggs or Yumurtalı Ispanak

I have recently introduced my husband to this fantastic Turkish dish called Yumurtalı Ispanak (Spinach with Eggs). Now he keeps asking for it. Yes, I know; I created this monster. Anyway, this is a good example of Turkish comfort food and I sometimes crave it myself too. The day I made the decision to make… Continue reading Spinach with Eggs or Yumurtalı Ispanak