Today I made hummus without a food processor or blender because I still don’t have one here in Turkey. I had been holding out making it even though I can easily get dried chickpeas anywhere and they're super inexpensive. I...
  I get a lot of questions daily asking me for recommendations on what people should try when they come to Turkey for a visit. For me, it's always been more about ingredients than specific restaurants. I'm a huge fan...
I’ve been making several dishes this week with white navy beans (“kuru fasulye” in Turkish, which actually translates to haricot beans in English). This recipe for Summer White Bean and Tomato Salad is one of the lightest and is...
As many of you readers of my blog and followers on social media know already, I've been in Turkey for several months exploring the cuisine and the sights of the southern Turquoise Coast. It's a beautiful place with some...
If you don't know me by now, one thing you should know is that I love all things Mediterranean. The food, the sunshine, the lifestyle...the FOOD. The food itself exudes sunshine, the sea and the rich volcanic soil of...
I'm a huge fan of yogurt for a whole host of reasons- and not just eating a small cup of flavored yogurt a day, but eating it as part of a healthy diet in as many ways as possible....
I have a wonderful recipe to share, and it's one that I've been making this week just because it's that good. I was preparing to teach a cooking class at the home of a friend and 11 of her friends,...
There are so many reasons why I love Greek food. I love Mediterranean dishes in general, as they're known for their use of healthy ingredients, but many dishes just remind me of the sunshine of the islands I've visited...
Whenever I think of stuffing vegetables, it seems like a really tedious and cumbersome process- stuffed zucchini, stuffed cabbage, grape leaves, you name it. It seems like something I don't have time for now want to spend an afternoon...
Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups for Iftar (meal that breaks the fast). The main reason for that was not only the...

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