I’ve been away from the blog for a very long time. I had many other things on my mind, and I didn’t have time, energy or inspiration to work on any new recipe. That’s what a mid-life crisis does to you. But here is one new recipe.
I’m a vegetarian, which means I don’t eat meat but dairy products, though I’m trying to cut the amount I consume. I often try vegan substitutes for cheese and yoghurt (I don’t drink milk anyway). After many trials, I now have a favourite vegan cheese: Violife Greek White.
I’ll start by saying I don’t really like tofu, and I tolerate it when it comes inside my plate, and I neither like its spongy texture nor taste. However, I know that it has a lot of health benefits and it’s full of protein, so here I am, trying my best to use it in my everyday diet.
A few weeks ago, I was scrolling down Instagram’s “explore” section, and I saw a photo of eggplant katsu. I had never heard of “katsu”. As I LOVE eggplant, I had to try this ASAP. But how?
This versatile dish will be the highlight of your meals. And it will make your kids eat that broccoli that they don’t want to eat! :)
Cauliflower can be a tricky vegetable. It can be incredibly bland if you only boil it and serve it like that. Well, sometimes, when I don’t have much time, I like to boil cauliflower and simply eat it with yoghurt. But this dish is extremely rich in flavour with a softened texture.
2022 is here, and the first recipe I chose for the new year is my version of “mücver” – aka Turkish courgette fritters. I added carrots to it and used cornflour to take the moisture. The result is a delicious gluten-free dish.
The first time I heard about this dish was a few years ago when I did the graphic design of a cookbook for an amateur chef in Turkey. I loved it a lot back then, but I don’t cook it often.
These broccoli balls are delicious!!! And that’s all you need to know before making them!
I absolutely love working with phyllo – and eating pastries made with phyllo – and this easy peasy recipe turned out to be another fantastic pastry feast. First of all, I made these using regular cheese, but you can replace that with dairy-free grated cheese. The butter I used was vegan anyway, and you can use that too. Phyllo sheets are vegan themselves, so in the end, you can easily make a vegan version of these pastries. The only thing you might struggle with is the pesto; however, there are many recipes online if you want to make vegan pesto. Unfortunately, I have never seen a gluten-free phyllo pastry, and I’m too lazy to try to do it by myself, so I can’t give you any clues on making this pastry gluten-free. I used phyllo sheets that I bought from the Turkish market here in Helsinki, in Itäkeskus. These sheets are not frozen, but they must be kept in the fridge. Before using them, you must leave them at room temperature for a while to …