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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

Product Reviews · Reviews

Product Review: Authentic Turkish Gozleme

Product Review: Authentic Turkish Gozleme I have discovered a new product at Costco a few weeks ago: It is the Authentic Turkish Gozleme with Feta and Spinach. You know those traditional Turkish pastries filled with spinach and feta cheese? That’s them. It is a big pack of Gozlemes I must admit. There are 4 Gozlemes… Continue reading Product Review: Authentic Turkish Gozleme

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 · 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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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

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

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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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Turkish Lentil Soup or Mercimek Çorbası

Coming from a warm climate country, although I like hot weather, one thing I like about chilly weather is soups! This lentil soup is in particular quite warming because of cumin and turmeric is a great blood purifier. This is some ancient wisdom talking here, Peoples. My take on this classic Turkish soup involves using… Continue reading Turkish Lentil Soup or Mercimek Çorbası