July 11, 2011

Potato Rollups

Potato Rollups This is one of my “California meets Turkey” recipes. Boiled, mashed potatoes are used as filling for many Turkish savory pastries along with cheese […]
July 11, 2011

Zucchini & Peppers Braised in Olive Oil

Zucchini & Peppers Braised in Olive Oil My friend Ugur is a master magician when it comes to cooking and presenting food. Her family roots come […]
July 11, 2011

Potato Salad

Potato Salad This is a very healthy version of potato salad. It is mayonnaise-free!  Ingredients: 3-4 medium size potatoes 1 medium red onion ½ cup olive […]
July 11, 2011

Gypsy Salad

Gypsy Salad (Cingen Pilavi) Although the original name, Cingen Pilavi means Gypsy Pilav when translated word by word, this is a salad. It is only known […]
July 1, 2011

Green Lentil Salad with Rice

This is a recipe from my sister Nuvit’s friend Ahu who lives in Istanbul.   Ingredients: 1 cup dry green lentils ½ cup rice ¼ cup […]
July 1, 2011

White Roughy in Tomato-Olive Oil Sauce

White Roughy in Tomato-Olive Oil Sauce Ingredients: 3 pieces of white roughy, approximately 4 oz each. 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed (optional) 2-3 medium tomatoes, coarsely […]
July 1, 2011

Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad I had this salad at my friend Vega’s house first. Her husband Haluk is the king of salads. I came home and tried to […]