{Recipe} Berry & Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

My two versions Banana Ice Cream Recipe are perfect for hot summer days, you can either have it as a breakfast, dessert or snack. “Ice cream for breakfast? isn’t it unhealthy?” I hear you saying. The answer is no! This two ice cream recipes are industrial sugar and dairy-free since the main ingredients are fruits. You need only a few ingredients and the preparation is quite easy if you have a powerful blender (I’m using this one from Philips*). As a result you have a colorful, healthy and refreshing ice cream.

Among many varieties of banana ice cream my favorite ones are the versions with berry & chocolate. For inspirations you can check Lulu’s Instagram account. She shares new recipes every day. You can be creative with the toppings, you can use anything and make your ice cream bowl even more beautiful.

Berry Banana Ice Cream

 

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{Recipe} My Version of a Vegan Turkish Breakfast – 2: Vegan Simit Poğaça

This is the second post of My Vegan Turkish Breakfast Series, as promised I will share the recipe of the vegan simit poğaça with you today. Probably everyone of you knows Simit, it is one of the most popular street foods in Turkey, which is sold in small carts. It is also part of the Turkish breakfast. Simit is circular bread covered with sesame which varies by region. Poğaça on the other hand is a pastry, which is not less popular for breakfast. There are many different kinds with varying fillings. Today I will show you a combination of both: simit + poğaça.

I got the inspiration for this recipe from Sallys Welt and made my own vegan version of it. Instead of sausage and cheese filling I prepared two alternative fillings: one with a mixture of bell pepper, olives, tomatoes, vegan salami and parsley and one with helva & vegan chocolate spread. I also prepared three without any filling which works as well. The vegan simit poğaça turned out so well, they were fluffy and soft, you couldn’t tell that they are vegan. Even if it takes some effort to prepare them it’s really worth it!

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{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} My two Favorite Granola Recipes

Preparing your own granola is amazing and yet so simple! It is a healthy and tasty choice for your breakfast. When preparing granola at home you can decide how much and what kind of sweetener you want to use.  And there is nothing better than the great smell of coconut oil and the other ingredients roasting in the oven ❤

Even my mom was totally convinced when I prepared my first granola at home, she asked me ‘what are you baking in the oven, it smells so good’. She liked the subtle sweetness and was surprised how crunchy it turned out to be.

I want to share two of my favorite granola recipes with you, the first one is with the earthy flavor of matcha green tea and pumpkin seeds and the second one is with the sweet flavor of vanilla and many healthy super foods.

Matcha Pumpkin Seed Granola

The matcha tea granola with pumpkin seeds wakes you up when you are tired and tastes great with almond milk.

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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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