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Roasted Chickpeas the Ultimate Healthy Snack

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Looking for a healthy alternative to peanuts or other nuts at your next party? Why not consider roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans)? Roasted chickpeas with a dash of spice are crunchy, healthy and cater for both gluten-free and vegetarian folks. Why not try them at your next holiday entertaining function? Originating from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas tick all the boxes from a health perspective. We enjoyed roasted chickpeas throughout Turkey when we visited there. They were sold everywhere … Read More

Turkish Dinner Party Menu with Recipes

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Turkish people are very social. Family get-togethers at local restaurants or the family house are very common. Turkish people consider it very important to not just keep in touch with relatives but to spend quality time with them as well. This usually occurs over a meal, often on a Sunday. So today we are providing you with a Turkish Dinner Party menu complete with recipes When you visit the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, there is one giant clue as to … Read More

Money Saving Tips for Traveling Around Turkey

Turkey is a large country and traveling around Turkey requires you to cover some vast distances. This post aims to help you decide how you would like to travel and give you some money saving tips for traveling around Turkey.  Outside of some of the major cities, there is no freeway, you drive through each town (complete with red lights, so it is slow at times, so road travel may not be the best option). There is good public transport … Read More

Turkish Meze Platter

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There is a fine food tradition in Turkey, going back hundreds of years to the royal kitchens.  Dinners with family and/or friends are special and it is considered very poor form for individual family members to fix themselves a meal separate from the rest of the family. The tradition of the Turkish meze platter is an essential part of Turkish culture. Turkish mezes are perfect for social gatherings and are designed to promote talking.Turkish mezes are small quantities of food … Read More

Manti with Yogurt Sauce

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Manti is often described as Turkish ravioli or dumplings. It is essentially a very small version of ravioli, usually filled with a slightly spicy, meat mixture. But it can be vegetarian as well. It can be made fresh or dried for later consumption. The history of manti is quite fascinating. Its origins are likely to be Chinese/Mongolian. Being horsemen and on the move, dried manti was a very convenient dish to make when the camp was set up for the … Read More

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

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Stuffed Eggplant is a dish you find everywhere in Turkey. And there are many regional versions of it. Indeed, we loved it so much we cooked 3 different versions of it! Dolma refers to any vegetable which is stuffed with a grain such as rice or bulgur, other vegetables and sometimes meat.  And one of the most popular dolmas are stuffed eggplants. True to the guild system developed in the royal kitchens, the vegetable cooks had their own guild so … Read More

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