Sekerpare

Sekerpare

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” »

Apple Swirls

Apple Swirls

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!

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Veggie Chow Mein and Chicken Balls

Chicken Balls with Sauce

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” »

Bulgur and Parsley Salad

Bulgur and Parsley Salad

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” »

Coconut Milk Fudge

Coconut Milk Fudge with Walnuts

I was invited to a vegan potluck this weekend and wanted to make a dessert along with a salad. I wanted to make some of my no bake brownies, but then found out there was a recall on the almond butter.

I had to come up with something quick and easy. I found a recipe from my friend Lauren for her raw-coconut-chocolate-fudge but didn’t have the ingredients, so I came up with my own fudge recipe. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Fudge” »

Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Chicken

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” »

Lemon Chip Cookies

Lemon Pudding Cookies

Lemon chip cookies, yes there is such a thing as lemon chips! They sell them at the bulk store in town and they are so yummy! I had some taste testers try these cookies out, to see if they are lemony enough or not, and well I got mixed views! Continue reading “Lemon Chip Cookies” »

Simit -Turkish Sesame Bread

Simit - Turkish Sesame Bread

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” »

Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookes

These cookies remind me of a black forest cake, chocolate and cherries and oh so very delicious. These cookies are so soft and tender, they’re great for ice cream sandwiches too! My kids love it with vanilla ice cream, you can use sweetened whipped cream as well that would be totally yum!  Continue reading “Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies” »

Turkey Salad

Turkey Salad

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” »