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Healthy Turkish Food

Çılbır: Poached eggs in garlic yogurt

Çılbır is high in protein and can be a very filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The textures might seem weird together at first- the runny egg with yogurt- but when … Continue reading

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Sebzeli Enginar Dolması: Vegetable stuffed artichokes

As artichokes are very sensitive to frost, the world’s most important artichoke producers are those with mild climates, particularly in the Mediterranean. Important producers include: France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Israel, … Continue reading

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Sebzeli Kuru Fasulye: White beans with vegetables

A great way to improve your overall diet quality is to make small behavior changes. Rather than making an extreme change to your eating habits (i.e. cutting out bread, eating high … Continue reading

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Yeşil Mercimekli Ağzı Açık Böreği: Whole-wheat open-mouth pastry with green lentils

Typically when I think of pastries I imagine something sweet, but Turkish people also make a lot of different savory pastries and cookies. Perfect for an afternoon snack, savory pastries … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fırında Kadınbudu Köfte: Oven-baked “lady’s thighs” meatballs

Many Turkish foods have amusing names, and this is probably the best example. These meatballs are meant to resemble the shape of women’s thighs. Kadınbudu köfte are a variation on the … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yoğurtlu Havuç Salatası: Carrot & yogurt salad

The first time I had this Turkish meze dish was actually at a great Italian restaurant in Istanbul. Having ordered risotto, we were told our food would take a while … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ramazan Pidesi: Ten grain Ramadan pide

During the month of fasting during Ramadan, the smell of Ramadan pide fills the streets of Turkey just before iftar (the breaking the fast meal at sunset). Lines form outside … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Enginarli Patates Salatası: Artichoke and roasted potato salad

I translated this recipe from one of my favorite Turkish food magazines called Sofra. It works great as a side dish. Recipe: (serves 5-6) Red potatoes, medium size, chopped    4 … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment
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