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Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Green Pepper)

Menemen is one of the most practical, life-saving Turkish dishes which can be put together in a jiffy. It is not only a street food but also a great addition to your breakfast or brunch table. Most importantly, when you move houses, Menemen is what you need to cook while you are in the middle… Continue reading Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Green Pepper)

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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 · 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

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Deli

Haydari (Turkish Yoghurt Dip)

Haydari is a Turkish yoghurt meze. Herbed and spiced yoghurt, so to speak. There is another variety of it which uses both yoghurt and feta cheese. The recipe below uses yoghurt only. But, I know how to make cheesy one, too. So, I will publish that one as well as soon as I have the… Continue reading Haydari (Turkish Yoghurt Dip)

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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Turkish Rice Pudding or Sakızlı Fırın Sütlaç

I honestly do not know how to explain this pudding if you’ve never had it before. It is a rice pudding basically although it is still nothing like rice pudding you might be familiar with. On top of that, it is not traditional sütlaç either. It has been one of my husband’s favourite desserts. Every… Continue reading Turkish Rice Pudding or Sakızlı Fırın Sütlaç

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Bubble of My Soul Koftas

I can hear you all going “Bubble of what?” so let me explain: I have a secret cooking ritual I perform from Monday till Friday, pretty much every week. I'm not going into details here because it's personal but a part of it is shareable. OK, I put music on before I start cooking. My… Continue reading Bubble of My Soul Koftas