Grilled Kofta with Eggplant and Tomatoes

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We’re pretty darn lucky here in Cali, summer grillin’ really lasts at least 10 month out of the year. But June through August, our beloved char-coal grill certainly gets more of a workout during the summer. By default, Joe always did the grilling. He bought the coals, started the fire and manned the meat. I […]

Turkish Red Pepper and Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

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Oh, it has only been 18 days since I posted my last recipe. I have to be honest, it takes a while for me to get out of holiday mode. Between 20+ dozen cookies baked, 2 prime rib dinners and losing my waistline (and maybe my mind), a decompression was much welcomed! But it does […]

Turkish Lentil Soup and Hanukkah Giveaway!

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Happy Hanukkah Eve! Well actually it starts at sundown, but the first full day is tomorrow, if you want to get technical. A few of my very good bloggy girlfriends and I got together to share a fun and delicious Hanukkah menu! Each of us took a different course and created a “virtual” dinner party, […]

Turkish Breakfast with Eggplant Borek

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I can’t believe it will almost be a year since Joe and I traveled to one of our favorite places in the world. I have always dreamt of traveling to Istanbul and walking on the same pavement my ancestors have. Ever since I was young, my mom would always talk about her grandmother from Turkey […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

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I have been dreaming of making a vegetarian stuffed grape leaves for months now. Not that my mom’s classic stuffed grape leaves aren’t perfect (which they are!). I grew up on eating the families simplified version with as little as 3 ingredients (not including lemon slices and water). There was never any measuring really and […]