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Healthy Turkish Food

Kırmızı Şarap: Best Turkish Red Wine on a Budget

Alcohol prices in Turkey are high due to the government’s “special consumption” taxes. Alcohol restrictions have increased significantly over the past decade under the Justice and Development Party (AKP), including … Continue reading

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Whole-wheat pide with roasted figs, beyaz peynir, arugula, and blackberries

Stuffed pide is one of the most common and inexpensive foods you can find for sale in Turkey. It is usually referred to as simply “pide” but I am calling … Continue reading

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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

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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