Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus is an easy, tasty and healthy side dish to any meal! I love the taste and texture of grilled asparagus, its crunchy yet tender and natually tastes so good.   Continue reading “Grilled Asparagus” »

Green Beans with Roast Beef (Mashurka me Mish)

Green Beans with Roast Beef

Ever wonder what to do with your leftover roast beef? This is a tasty and delicious meal, I prefer to bake it in the oven, however you can cook it in a pot on the stove top, but it does taste better baked in the oven.

I don’t really measure anything for this kind of dish, you just use what you have and put all together in the pan and cook.  Continue reading “Green Beans with Roast Beef (Mashurka me Mish)” »


Turlu -Vegetarian Stew

My first post of the new year! Turlu, basically it is the Balkan version of Ratatouille! I have other versions of turlu posted on the blog, they are all different recipes, this one is vegetarian and is such a delicious and comforting dish…especially in this cold  frigid weather!   Continue reading “Turlu” »

Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek

Leek Burek

Kol Burek me Presh or Swirled Burek with Leek is one of my favourite bureks! Well, I actually grew up with it as Lakror which is a traditional Albanian type pizza, I actually wrote a post on it when I first started my blog, I have to update it…which I will do soon, as I have plenty of leeks in the garden! Using filo dough just makes it easier and lighter.  Continue reading “Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek” »

Potato & Corn Patties

Potato and Corn Patties

Has this ever happened to you? You have a big dinner and you end up with leftover mashed potatoes and sides? I usually end up with leftover corn or peas or both combined. Here is a great way to make use of the leftovers and have a whole new side dish for dinner!  Continue reading “Potato & Corn Patties” »

Scalloped Potatoes with Leek

Scalloped Potatoes with Leek

Tired of the same old mashed potato as a side dish? I got just the thing for you! I love these scalloped potatoes, its easy to make and its so yummy! Its always a hit at my dinner parties, everyone loves it!

Leeks usually come in batches of three, what I do  when I get them from the store is prepare them all and freeze the extra, that way you always have them ready to use for your next leek dish, that is if your not planning on using all of them at once!;) Continue reading “Scalloped Potatoes with Leek” »

Fennel Turkish Style – Zeytinyagli Taze Rezene

Fennel -Zeytinyagli Taze Rezene

This is the only way I have tried fennel and I absolutely love it! Funny too cause I do not like licorice yet I love fennel surprisingly! It tastes and smells just like it! One of my best friends Hatice taught me this dish, its so yummy….especially with plain yogurt on the side. My friend prepares this with stew meat, and it turns out so tender and yummy….I never have such luck so I use ground beef. I usually have cooked ground beef in the fridge to add to dishes like this.  Continue reading “Fennel Turkish Style – Zeytinyagli Taze Rezene” »

Green Beans with Olive Oil – Zeytinyagı Taze Fasulye

Green Bean Vegetarian Stew

Green Beans with Olive Oil – Zeytinyagı Taze Fasulye in Turkish, is a simple and tasty vegetarian dish, you can serve with rice on the side and plain yogurt.  Continue reading “Green Beans with Olive Oil – Zeytinyagı Taze Fasulye” »

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Tomato and cucumber salad is one of my favourite salads! Its easy to make, and is good for you! My kids love this with fresh bread just like I did when I was a kid…dipping the bread in the juices is the best part! I like to add feta cheese to it as well sometimes. It makes for a great side dish or on its own for lunch.  Continue reading “Tomato and Cucumber Salad” »

Turlu – Mixed Vegetable Stew

Turlu- Mixed Vegetable Stew

Turlu is a mixed vegetable stew in Albanian and Turkish Cuisine. Meat is added as well, either stew or ground meat and its optional you may make it vegetarian if you like.

Rice is served on the side along with yogurt for those who like it, my children do! Its a healthy stew filled with a variety of veggies, tasty too!

There is no real measurements for this recipe, when I go to the grocery store I just grab the fresh green beans and okra, so I checked my receipt to give you an idea of how much you need, and the green beans came to 0.365 kg and the okra came to 0.425 kg so both don’t even come to a full lb!

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