Crock pot of Ash Rishteh

Persian Winter Noodle and Legumes Soup (Osh Reshteh)

I remember my grandmother making this winter soup when I was a child.  It was always such a ... Continue Reading
Lentil soup

Spicy Lentil Soup

This wonderful red lentil soup is bright, colorful, and delicious.  And on top of all that, ... Continue Reading
Eggplant Dip with yogurt and garlic

Eggplant Dip with Yogurt and Garlic (Yogurtlu Patlican Ezmesi)

The english word for yogurt originates from the Turkish, yogurt (pronounced with a silent "g"). ... Continue Reading
Lentil Balls with Avocado

Turkish Lentil Kofta (Mercimek Köftesi)

Lentil Kofta makes a perfect appetizer or snack.  Everyone loves it and it keeps really well ... Continue Reading
Pumpkin Garlic Dip

Roasted Pumpkin Garlic Dip

Pumpkin is more versatile that you think! Try this DELICIOUS dip.  It's so simple, but amazing ... Continue Reading
Three Cheese Poppers

Three Cheese Pastry Appetizer with Spicy Mayo Dip

These delicious pastries take only a few minutes to throw together and taste so light and ... Continue Reading


There seem to be many versions of this delicious salad, with varying proportions of parsley and ... Continue Reading
Gavurdagi Salatasi

Tomato, Parsley, and Walnut Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

This salad originates from the southeastern corner of Turkey in the Gaziantep region and is named ... Continue Reading