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Savory Pastry with Turkey and Vegetables

Savory Pastry with Turkey and Vegetables

Inspired by Indonesian’s pastel goreng, a savory treat similar to empanadas, I made this easy pastry recently. The wonderful smell of ground turkey, peas, carrots, garlic, and onions baking inside of a pie crust in the oven filled the apartment. Hmm…delicious!  This flaky and savory pastry makes a great appetizer. Here’s a list of things … Continue reading

Olive Oil Herb Dip for the Bread

Olive Oil Herb Dip for the Bread

Love dipping bread into olive oil? Here’s my latest obsession with dipping sauce. Inspired by my friends Leena and Spas’ chili pepper marinade and motivated by the urge to use up all of my planted herbs and peppers, I have made this condiment a must-have at home. Back in August, at the dune house we … Continue reading

Parsley and Feta Cheese Pastry

Parsley and Feta Cheese Pastry

My Turkish neighbor had made this pastry a while back. Both Jeff and I thought they tasted fantastic. But it wasn’t until I read a novel (that was also) filled with dreamy descriptions of Turkish cuisine did I get the strong urge to try making this amazing baked goods. One sentence from the book did … Continue reading

Guacamole

Guacamole

A recent weekend trip to the dunes by Lake Michigan sent me home with plenty of food inspiration. One night at the cottage we rented, I saw my newly-wed-couple friends mashing avocados into guacamole on the kitchen’s island. They worked together like couple of scientists in a lab, immersed in the task at hand. I, … Continue reading

Mini Beef and Turkey Meatballs

Mini Beef and Turkey Meatballs

I love these mini meatballs. They are great to serve as appetizers or to enjoy with pasta. Best of all, they are easy to prepare. Ingredients: 1/2 pound of ground sirloin 1/2 pound of ground turkey 2 slices of bread (whatever kind you have to make toast: white, whole wheat, etc) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading