{Recipe} Patlıcanlı Börek (Eggplant Pastry)

I would like to share the first börek recipe on my blog with you! Börek is a typical Turkish pastry made of thin yufka dough with different fillings. It is served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. I have a recipe for a juicy and spicy börek with eggplants. The eggplant pastry tastes delicious and pairs best with a glass of Turkish black tea.

Patlıcanlı Börek (Eggplant Pastry)

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{Recipe} Cevizli Lahmacun (Turkish Nut Flatbread)

This weekend I finally had time to try a new recipe from my new favorite cookbook Yemek-Rezepte aus Istanbul* (recipes from Istanbul) by Lisa Rienermann and Isabel Lezmi.

When I first looked through the cookbook the recipe for cevizli lahmacun draw my interest, because I never saw a vegetarian version of lahmacun with nuts before. I had vegetarian lahmacun with cheese or even a vegan version with beetroot and jerusalem artichoke at one of my favorite restaurants in Istanbul the Datlı Maya.

I hope with this recipe I can take you on a little trip to Istanbul 🙂

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{Recipe} Wild Asparagus Soup from Cappadocia

Did you know that you can find wild asparagus in Turkey? I couldn’t believe that either, but when I visited Cappadocia I found it! When the asparagus season started in Germany I read many recipes on blogs and really wanted to eat it. But in Istanbul it was very hard to find fresh and local asparagus. But when I found it in the nature I was thrilled and almost couldn’t stop looking for it.

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The most beautiful wild asparagus I found

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{Recipe} Easy to prepare Spinach Gözleme

Gözleme is a typical Turkish savory pastry with a variety of fillings. I ate them many times in many regions of Turkey. I had them for breakfast, lunch or dinner and  I always liked them, because they can have so many different stuffing’s.

But it came never in my mind to prepare them by myself, until I read this post about home made Gözleme, on the Australian blog Sad Vegan Girl.

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{Recipe} Spaghetti with Soya Bolognese

This meal is tasty and easy to prepare, even my boyfriend (who is an omnivore) loves this meatless version of Spaghetti Bolognese. When I found minced soya meat in a normal Turkish supermarket I was surprised. The price was cheap: 300g for 1.50 €. I prepared soya Bolognese in many different versions, with basil, sweet green peppers or fresh tomatoes. The taste was different every time, but always really good!

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