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Crispy Roasted Beet Leaves

The past few days I’ve been drinking ABC juice (apples, beetroot, carrots) upon the insistence of my mom who claims it did wonders for her waist circumference and all of its other touted health benefits. (This was after seeing it featured on one of her Korean health shows.) We can go down that road another time, but one result of this new experiment is I had beet stems and leaves that I needed to use.  Continue Reading…

Dairy-Free/ Gluten-Free/ Main Course/ Recipes/ Turkish - Mediterranean

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant – Karnıyarık

Stuffed eggplant, known as karnıyarık, is a classic Turkish dish enjoyed throughout all regions of Turkey. My mother-in-law makes this meal at least once every time she visits, usually when my parents also come over for a big family meal. 

This dish is a little more involved than other, easier recipes on this site. However, it is very delicious so worth the trouble! Because of this, we usually make a lot at a time so we can enjoy leftovers for a couple of days. The version I’m sharing here is a family recipe, made in my husband/mother-in-law’s style. Continue Reading…

Dairy-Free/ Gluten-Free/ Korean - Asian/ Recipes/ Small Bites/ Vegetarian

Air-Fried Gochujang Carrots

Carrots are a wonderful and versatile vegetable that can be used in sweet, spicy and savory dishes. They’re not only delicious, they’re also incredibly nutritious — full of fiber, antioxidants and vitamins.

These air-fried gochujang carrots are my go-to when I want a fast snack or side dish that is healthy, but will also satisfy my craving for something spicy! Continue Reading…