Şekerpare is an Albanian and Turkish cookie with syrup. I had a really good recipe for it that my friend Candan and I came up with years ago until I lost it! I tried so many recipes since then and it never turns out good, the dough would turn out crumbly, or they just wouldn’t bake nicely. I find that the recipes that ask for irmik/semolina were too dry. Continue reading “Sekerpare” »
Fall has arrived and that means its time for baking with apples! My favourite part! I absolutely love apple pie filling, my mom always made it as a topping for pancakes mmmm so good, I can eat it straight from the pot! I would make these swirls for my kids when they were younger, and they still love it!
This is the first time in a couple weeks that I cooked this much! It’s been two weeks since my gallbladder surgery and I am introducing regular foods into my diet, still very low fat and no meat yet, I didn’t get to enjoy my favourite chicken balls, but the rice and noodles were good enough to keep me satisfied! Continue reading “Veggie Chow Mein and Chicken Balls” »
This is my sons favourite non lettuce type of salad, it’s nutritious and delicious! I make it every week, and it lasts a few days, great snack or lunch food! Continue reading “Bulgur and Parsley Salad” »
Since I have been on this lighter, less fat diet I have become a little creative with my dinners lately.
I have always enjoyed pineapple with chicken and I usually make this sauce for my chicken balls. I also love my stir fry with chicken, so I combined both dishes into one fabulous dish! Continue reading “Pineapple Chicken” »
If you have ever traveled to Turkey you may recall seeing Simit being sold on the streets and bakeries. My mom said they sell them on the streets in Macedonia, growing up she loved them so much. My husband says simit in Turkey are the best, yet we still never went there as a family, since I never traveled to these wonderful places I never got to try the street simit experience! Continue reading “Simit -Turkish Sesame Bread” »
We had our bayram celebration this week, we celebrated with family and friends with a turkey dinner! Surprisingly we didn’t end up with much leftovers, we did end up with some leftover turkey which I was happy about! The kids asked for turkey salad sandwiches for dinner, turned out great since I made soup earlier that day, it was a soup and sandwich kind of day. Continue reading “Turkey Salad” »