Simit – Turkish Sesame-Crusted Bread Rings

Simit is crunchy, chewy, and sesame coated bread ring. Mostly it’s called as Turkish bagel, but I don’t think they are similar. The texture is totally different, simit should be dense not soft. Technique is different, simit doesn’t require a boiling process. They taste different, simits are dipped in grape molasses – water mixture. SlightContinue reading “Simit – Turkish Sesame-Crusted Bread Rings”

Chicken Tikka Masala- Tikka Masala Soslu Tavuk

My second “better than take-out” homemade meal is Chicken Tikka Masala. This is a very rich, creamy, and flavorful recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala and it’s really easy to make at home. This recipe is for two but you can adjust the amount of ingredients easily. Chicken Tikka Masala for Two For The  Marinade 10Continue reading “Chicken Tikka Masala- Tikka Masala Soslu Tavuk”

Easy Vegetarian Lo Mein – Kolay Sebzeli Lo Mein Noodle

Lo Mein recipe with easy to find ingredients. No fish sauce, no sesame oil, no rice vinegar. So, yes, this is not an authentic lo mein recipe. So, I hope this recipe will help people who want to enjoy lo mein with ingredients that they have. In this recipe ingredients are for one serving, youContinue reading “Easy Vegetarian Lo Mein – Kolay Sebzeli Lo Mein Noodle”

Sugar-free Chocolate Cake – Şekersiz Kakaolu Kek

Here is my favorite sugar-free, healthy, and delicious chocolate cake recipe! I use dates instead of sugar. It contains only 2 tbsp whole wheat flour, you can use gluten free alternatives or oat flour. I used two 6.3 x 3.5 mini pans but you can bake them in muffin cups or bigger cake pans.  INGREDIENTS9Continue reading “Sugar-free Chocolate Cake – Şekersiz Kakaolu Kek”

Baked Meatballs With Veggies – Fırında Garnitürlü Köfte

-for 4 servings- INGREDIENTS For meatballs 7 oz. ground beef1 small onion1 clove of garlic4 tbsp plain bread crumbs1 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp thinly diced parsley1 tsp salt1/2 tsp of each paprika, cumin, and black pepper 1 can (15 oz.) mixed vegetables (drained and rinsed)2 tbsp tomato paste1/2 tsp salt1 cup hot water Bake atContinue reading “Baked Meatballs With Veggies – Fırında Garnitürlü Köfte”

Zucchini Fritters – Kabak Mücveri

Mediterranean Style Zucchini Fritters Recipe. Full of veggies, fluffy, and delicious! INGREDIENTS 3 zucchinis1 small carrot1 cup chopped dill1/2 cup chopped parsley1/3 cup chopped scallions2 large eggs1 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper3/4 cup flour1 tsp baking powderHigh smoke point olive for frying (I used avocado oil) Garlic Yogurt Dip 1 cup plain yogurt1 clove ofContinue reading “Zucchini Fritters – Kabak Mücveri”

Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Moist and Soft Chocolate Chips Banana Bread Recipe -makes 9 Muffins- 3 Ripe Bananas1 Large Egg1/3 Cup Brown Sugar5 Tbsp Melted Butter1 Tsp Vanilla Extract1 Cup Flour1/2 Tsp Baking Powder1/2 Tsp Baking Soda1 Tsp CinnamonUnsweetened Chocolate Chips (to Taste) Bake in Preheated Oven at 350 F for About 10-15 Minutes. Yumuşacık Damla Çikolatali Muzlu MuffinContinue reading “Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips”

Instant Pot Kidney Beans Stew – Zeytinyağlı Barbunya Yemeği

Easy to make kidney beans stew recipe! INGREDIENTS 1 pound kidney beans (overnight soaked) 1 medium onion1 small carrot1 clove of garlic1/2 anaheim pepper4 tbsp olive oil1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste1 1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp paprika1/2 tsp black pepper3 1/3 cup hot water (or bone/beef/vegetable broth)parsley to garnish BARBUNYA YEMEĞİYapımı kolay kendisi lezzetli bir barbunyaContinue reading “Instant Pot Kidney Beans Stew – Zeytinyağlı Barbunya Yemeği”

Carrot Cake With Walnut Crumbs

This carrot cake is moist, soft and topped with lovely buttery walnut crumbs. While brown sugar provides a caramelized taste, cinnamon perfectly brings all flavors together! You can feel both the softness of the cake and the crunchiness of the walnuts in each bite! INGREDIENTS *For 9×9 inch baking pan. Making 9 slices 2 largeContinue reading “Carrot Cake With Walnut Crumbs”