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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 · 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

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Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması

Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması I order our fruits and vegetables –along with some other pantry items –through Harris Farm to be delivered to my door every week. They now have this “imperfect picks” option. Basically, your usual fruits and vegetables that don’t look good on the outside. The ugly guys, so to speak.… Continue reading Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması

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A Middle Eastern Classic: Babaganoush

A Middle Eastern Classic: Babaganoush Babaganoush is a Middle Eastern classic and it is one of those mezes I learnt from a neighbour back in Turkey. Thank you Asiye Teyze! Babaganoush showcases smoking eggplant (aubergine) over flame and this is where that distinctive smoky flavour is coming from. However, you could do the same thing… Continue reading A Middle Eastern Classic: Babaganoush

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Easy Eggplant (Aubergine) Dip or Patlıcan Ezme

Easy Eggplant (Aubergine) Dip or Patlıcan Ezme Many of us don’t have the luxury and convenience of having gas cooking facility in our kitchens. And that on its own, makes things a little complicated because if you don’t have gas then you don’t have total heat control which is really important in cooking. I mean,… Continue reading Easy Eggplant (Aubergine) Dip or Patlıcan Ezme

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Spicy Bean Dip, VegFusion Style

Summer is nearly here in Sydney. The days are quite pleasant at the moment; I even managed to spend some time outside during NaNoWriMo, writing my first draft at our front yard with my dog sitting beside me and doing his neighbourhood watch thing. When the weather is better I crave for dips and lighter,… Continue reading Spicy Bean Dip, VegFusion Style

All Recipes · Salads · Turkish

Purslane Salad with Yoghurt or Yoğurtlu Semizotu Salatası

There are many Turkish ingredients I can easily get in Sydney but it means a long trip to a distant suburb called Auburn. Because of that, my husband and I don’t go there very often but when we do, we stock up well –sometimes way beyond our storage capacity. Mostly pantry items though as they… Continue reading Purslane Salad with Yoghurt or Yoğurtlu Semizotu Salatası

All Recipes · Soups · Turkish

Green Lentils and Noodle Soup or Bacaklı Çorba

Coming back from 5 week Europe holiday including Turkey, I decided to cook something Turkish. Since the weather here in Australia is cold at this time of the year, I thought a soup would be the best. This was one of my Dad’s favourite soups growing up in Northern part of Turkey where the cuisine… Continue reading Green Lentils and Noodle Soup or Bacaklı Çorba

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Turkish Coffee and Galeri Set

I know, I haven’t been around for some time but I am not ignoring or neglecting VegFusion Peoples. The truth is I just got home from a five-week trip to Istanbul, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Berlin and Istanbul again. The main reason for this holiday was Toto concerts. We bought tickets to go and… Continue reading Turkish Coffee and Galeri Set

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Breaded Cauliflower with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Chilli Dressing

Can deep fried food be light and fluffy? With the help of right ingredients, the answer is yes. The “right” ingredients here are lemon juice and Pellegrino or any mineral water. Somehow, they add this lightness to a breaded and deep fried cauliflower or any other vegetable without the unbearableness. I hope you know which… Continue reading Breaded Cauliflower with Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Chilli Dressing