Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad | giverecipe.com

Although Autumn has already welcomed us here, it’s still so hot and we still prefer having light dishes for lunch. Do you remember piyaz, a very common bean salad here? I wanted to try a similar one with chickpeas today, with an addition. I’m sure you all love hummus. What makes this dip that delicious?… 

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Wheat Salad

Wheat Salad | giverecipe.com

Wheat has a significant place in our culture. There are many traditions and idioms related to it. One of these idioms is “Bugday basak verince orak pahaya cikar.” This can be translated as follows: Sickle becomes valuable only when ear of wheat apears. It means things which you find trivial at ordinary times gain value… 

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Preserving Fresh Thyme

Preserving Fresh Thyme | giverecipe.com

You know Mom II (hubby’s mom) from my older posts where you can see some cartoons drawn by her. This canned fresh thyme is a gift from her. She is a big nature lover and a member of TEMA (The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats). They… 

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Shepherd’s Salad

Shepherd’s Salad | giverecipe.com

This salad is said to be the most popular and traditional Turkish salad. As the original names of dishes are as important as their flavor for me, I must start with a brief explanation on  its name. This salad is originally the main dish of shepherds. Shepherd is a person who pastures goats, sheep and… 

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Potato Salad

Potato Salad | giverecipe.com

We didn’t have enough time to prepare a dish for dinner this evening. We were so hungry that we needed something quick, but of course it wouldn’t be a kind of prepackaged food. Do you have any guess what we do whenever we feel too tired to cook something suitable for “dinner” concept? In Turkish… 

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