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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)

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Vegan Izmir Kofte made with Bounty Bites

This is the first time I am using Bounty Bites and I have to admit I am impressed. They are frozen properly, so you take any number of pieces out if you don’t need to cook all of it in one go. As for the originality of the dish, Izmir is the name of a… Continue reading Vegan Izmir Kofte made with Bounty Bites

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Mum’s Kısır (Turkish Tabbouleh Salad)

Kısır is Turkish version of Tabbouleh. I guess there are two types of Kısır in Turkish cuisine. One with tomato paste –or hot pepper paste- and one without. My mum’s version is more on the light, salad side. She used to make one big bowl of it for her tea parties. She also had a… Continue reading Mum’s Kısır (Turkish Tabbouleh Salad)

Vegan

Vegan Singapore Noodles

Ingredients: 80 g dried rice vermicelli 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/4 cup vegetarian oyster sauce 1/4 cup light soy sauce 100 g Lamyong roast duck or pork, thinly sliced 1 tbsp oil 1 stick celery, finely sliced 1 small carrot, julienned 2 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal 1 tbsp Asian… Continue reading Vegan Singapore Noodles

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Şehriyeli Sebze Çorbası or Vegetable Soup with Turkish Vermicelli

I adopted this recipe from a non-vegan one by leaving chicken and chicken stock out and replacing them with vegetables and Massel chicken style stock powder. For extra flavour, I use Continental Stock Pot Vegetable which comes in a pack of 4 little pots and one pot is enough for this soup.  Make sure you… Continue reading Şehriyeli Sebze Çorbası or Vegetable Soup with Turkish Vermicelli

All Recipes · Side Dishes · Vegan

Roast Kumera (Sweet Potatoes) and Kipfler Potatoes

I haven’t been brought up with roast potatoes and they have never been my thing until I moved to Australia but I’m loving them. In winter, we have a sort of roast vegetables pretty much every week and we have it with Sanitarium Vegie Roast. Ingredients: 2 large kumera (sweet potatoes) 6 kipfler potatoes 2 teaspoon… Continue reading Roast Kumera (Sweet Potatoes) and Kipfler Potatoes

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Sprido – Spring Onion and Avocado Dip

Fusion of spring onion and avocado. I have had this avocado dip recipe for a long time which uses hard-boiled egg and thought about “veganising” it. So I experimented with silken tofu but Tofutti is just as fine as anything. Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 50 gr silken tofu or Tofutti 1 spring onion 1 large… Continue reading Sprido – Spring Onion and Avocado Dip

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Recipe: Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği

Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği is an incredibly healthy dish from Turkey. With the addition of potatoes, it is also quite filling. You could use either fresh garden peas for the dish or frozen. It is best served with Turkish pilaf. Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği Ingredients:… Continue reading Recipe: Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği

Appetizer/Starter · Deli · Turkish · Vegan

Vegan Cheese Spread/Meze

This is one of my Turkish mezes and its vegan version is just as good as the non-vegan version. So, there is no compromise on the taste department. The original recipe uses feta cheese but I tried making it with vegan cheese -that is Cheezly White Cheddar- and it turned out to be just as fantastic… Continue reading Vegan Cheese Spread/Meze

Side Dishes · Vegan

Carrot and Zucchini Pilaf (Kuşadası Pilavı)

I spent three months in Kuşadası (Turkey) this year. After my mum’s funeral I had to sort out legal stuff which took ages. In the meantime, I decided to rediscover Aegean style of cooking. Luckily, I had this beautiful market right outside my door every Friday where peasants sell their unusual local herbs that are unique… Continue reading Carrot and Zucchini Pilaf (Kuşadası Pilavı)