Turkish Pumpkin and Beef Stew – Kabaklama

This hearty stew has savory, spicy and sour notes that will leave your tastebuds happy. It’s an Eastern Turkish dish called “kabaklama,” a wonderful meal to enjoy in the fall and winter. I love carving pumpkins at Halloween with the kiddos, but I always save one to to make kabaklama (and maybe even a dessert […]

Tteokbokki – Spicy Rice Cakes

Craving something spicy, quick and easy to make? Tteokbokki (떡볶이) is a popular Korean street food that anyone can make at home. A rough recipe of how we make it at our house is below, but you’ll have to watch and adjust while you’re cooking in your own kitchen.

Spicy Chicken Kebab

Chicken kebab is a regular dish served at our table – a favorite of my husband who comes from Southeast Turkey.  The kids also love it, much like they love most foods that come on a stick. And it’s pretty easy to make. So it’s a win-win for a weeknight dinner. 

Jjimdak – Braised Chicken with Glass Noodles

Jjimdak is a braised chicken dish that is great year round – but it’s fantastic in the fall because of the beautiful orange from the sweet potatoes and carrots, and because it has all of the delectable starchiness we crave when the weather turns cold! Subtly sweet and spicy this is a delicious, hearty dish […]

Slow-Cooker Fall Soup with Chicken, Sweet Potato & Beans

I love a “set it and forget it” recipe as much as the next person, and this fragrant and hearty slow-cooker soup is just the thing for a weeknight dinner – especially in the fall! If you typically prepare Western dishes but have bought some fresh ginger for an Asian dish or even some pepper […]

Patlıcan Kebabı – Eggplant Kabob

This is a dish I’ve eaten many times when visiting my husband’s hometown of Gaziantep. Patlıcan kebabı aka “eggplant kabob” is a dish regularly enjoyed in Eastern Turkey. It is surprisingly easy to make with just a few ingredients and little prep – and it’s a one sheet dinner!