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HALLOWEEN CHEESECAKE

I had planned to cook something with pumpkin ever since I got it from the Farmer’s Market last week. I have always loved this fruit. Yes right, from a botanist’s perspective it is a fruit because it is a product of a seed-bearing flowering plant. But from a culinary perspective, I would rather categorise pumpkins as a vegetable. Anyways, I love to use pumpkin in soups, …

ASHURE: PERFECT PRE-WORKOUT SNACK

Ashure is a Turkish dessert also known as Noah’s Pudding. Legend has it that Noah had spent weeks on the ark. His water and food supplies had dwindled, so he decided to throw bits of everything he had left on the ship into one pot. The result is a wonderful dessert which happens to be a perfect pre workout snack. Most traditional recipe sites suggest …

ZUCCHINI BOATS

Those zucchini boats are super popular in our family, everyone loves them. Good news is that they are also very easy to prepare and of course, healthy. Zucchini peak season is June through late August so now is the perfect time to try this green summer squash dish. All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes. This is what you should shop to get …

FATFREE GUILTFREE SPINACH PASTRY

In Turkey, there is absolutely no way you can avoid ‘börek’, a pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese. It is literally served on every occasion: you will find it on the breakfast table, at dinner, on the birthday buffet or in your tray on the Turkish Airlines flight. Prepared the traditional way, börek is super heavy because it is stuffed with butter. I decided …

CHICKPEAS NEVER TASTED BETTER!

All you need for these homemade protein bars are ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard anyways. I don’t know about you but my boyfriend Kerem and I are addicted to dried fruit and nuts. I use medjool dates in lots of my desserts, they are a perfect sugar replacement. Protein bars are usually seriously expensive and if you take the time to check …

CHIA POPS

Don’t they look super cute? Next time I will use white chia seeds and they will look even better! I wanted to create a dessert which is basically just changing the taste in your mouth after dinner, something which is sweet and low calorie. These popsicles are basically nothing different from the pudding we eat for breakfast. These are the ingredients I used: 1/2 cup …

JUICY PLUM BALLS

canada goose down on sale https://www.csjpembroke.ca/ canada goose authentic hologram We were home with Noah and my dear friend Hasan (who is translating this and all the other texts for us) was going to come and visit with his wife Gizem and cute baby girl Peri. We had done the shopping and cooking but wait – we had totally forgotten about dessert! I checked my …