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Badrizhan nigzvit is one of the most famous and delectable dishes of Georgian cuisine. And for good reason!

Versions vary from simple walnut paste fillings to more elaborate versions flavoured with herbs, spices and pomegranate. It's worth putting in that tiny bit of extra effort – both for flavour and visually.

You can find the recipe I use on the link in my profile.

#badrizhannigzvit #badrizaninigvzit #georgianfood #georgiancuisine #veganappetizers #vegansnacks #eggplantrecipes #auberginerecipes #stuffedaubergine #auberginerolls #eggplantrolls #recipe #foodblog #f52grams

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/georgian-aubergine-rolls-with-walnuts-badrizhan-nigzvit/
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Braised leeks may not be at the top of the list of foods you're dying to try, but I urge you to give it a chance.

Turks have perfected the dish, balancing the natural sweetness of the soft leeks with a tangy lemon sauce. Delicious with fish, and can even be eaten on its own.

You can find the recipe I use by following the link in my profile.

#turkishfood #leekrecipes #leeks #braisedleeks #zeytinyagli #ladera #bilzait #lathera #zeytinyaglipirasa #pirasa #tarif #recipe #foodblog

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/turkish-braised-leeks-zeytinyagli-pirasa/
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Spring is here! The hungry gap is behind us, and the markets of Istanbul are once again overflowing with in-season produce.

Mountains of peas in their pods are among the first arrivals, and I try to use it as much as I can during the short season. Every week, I also freeze some for the months ahead.

One of my favourite dishes to make is this simple and comforting stew of peas and potatoes braised in an unmistakenly Aegean sauce. Popular in both Greece and Turkey, I can only recommend giving it a try.

The recipe I use is available through the link in my profile. Hope you enjoy!

#greekpeas #greekrecipe #peasandpotatoes #turkishfood #greekfood #aegeanfood #aegeanrecipes #vegetarianrecipes #veganrecipes #mediterraneanrecipes #recipe #foodblog #dill #veganstew #turkishvegetarian

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/greek-pea-and-potato-stew/
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Ramadan mubarak! If you haven't already tried it, now is the perfect time to try ramazan pide. This Turkish bread and accompanies every iftar dinner during Ramadan.

And when made properly, it's absolutely delicious!

The recipe is on my website, just click the link in my profile to find it ☺️

#ramazanpide #ramadanpide #ramadanbread #breadforramadan #breadforsharing #turkishbread #middleeasternbread #pide #turkishpide #turkishcuisine #ramadanfood #turkishfood #recipe #foodblog #freerecipe #bread #breadrecipe

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/turkish-ramadan-bread-ramazan-pidesi/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=instagram_profile
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The perfect side dish for kebabs and other rich, meaty food 👌

Sumac onions are a staple at kebab joints and anywhere serving offal, but their tangy zing makes them delicious indeed with any grilled meat, helping to cut through the fattiness of the meats.

It's a very simple affair that takes no time at all to prepare. Simply massage sliced (red) onion with salt, sumac and lemon juice, leave for a bit, then add parsley.

The full recipe is nevertheless on my blog, alongside more tips on how to enjoy it. You can find the link in my profile ☺️

#sumac #sumak #sumaconions #onionsalad #redonions #redonionsalad #sogansalatasi #soganvesumak #parsley #sidedish #kebabsidedish #turkishfood #traditionalfood #recipe #foodblog #salad #simplefood

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/turkish-sumac-onions/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=instagram_profile
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It may look like a shepherd's pie, but the flavours are distinctly Middle Eastern – and it's completely vegetarian! Recipe on the link in my profile ☺️

#shepherdspie #vegetarianshepherdspie #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarianfood #recipe #foodblog #foodblogger #ovenbaked #celeriacmash #mashedpotato #middleeasternfood #modernmiddleeasternfood #fillingvegetarianfood

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/vegetarian-shepherds-pie-with-middle-eastern-flavours/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=instagram_profile
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Sometimes the most unassuming of dishes are the ones you truly don't want to miss. This, I find, is even more true for Turkish cuisine than any other I know.

Case in point: Celeriac braised in olive oil as well as plenty of freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice. So simple, so delicious. It's my favourite thing to eat alongside a piece of roasted fish in winter.

If you'd like to try it, the recipe is on the link in my profile ☺️

#kerevizyemegi #kereviz #celeriac #braisedceleriac #celeryroot #zeytinyaglikereviz #turkishfood #turkishcuisine #zeytinyagli #oliveoilbased #braised #braisedfood #cookedinorangejuice #recipe #foodblog

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/turkish-braised-celeriac-zeytinyagli-kereviz/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=instagram_profile
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Have you tried this plate of fruity deliciousness? 😍 Recipe for Turkish quince dessert on the link in my profile.

#ayvatatlisi #quince #quincedessert #turkishfood #traditionalfood #middleeasternfood #ayva #yemek #tatli #kaymak #clottedcream #pistachios #recipe #foodblog #foodblogger

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/turkish-quince-dessert-ayva-tatlisi/
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Does anyone do meat stuffed aubergine better than the Turks? Recipe for karniyarik through the link in my profile 😊

📷 @baharkitapci

#karniyarik #recipe #turkishfood #turkyemekler #yemek #traditionalfoods #homecooking #stuffedaubergine #foodblog #auberginerecipe #mincedmeat #groundbeef #beefrecipe #traditionalrecipe

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/karniyarik-turkish-stuffed-aubergine-with-meat/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=instagram_profile
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It's been a cold few days in Istanbul, so what's better than to treat yourself to a hot cup of salep? 😍

Salep is a popular winter drink in Turkey and parts of the Middle East, but a few centuries ago it was in fact very popular in Northern Europe as well!

The recipe is of course on my blog, along with the full story behind this delicious winter warmer. You can find it by following the link in my bio ☺️

A note: Unfortunately, some salep powder is made from rare wild orchids, so when buying, make every effort to source it from a reputable producer if you can.

#salep #sahlep #sahlab #salab #winterdrink #hotmilk #milk #milkdrink #hotmilkdrink #delicious #drink #cosy #turkishfood #turkishdrinks #arabfood #arabdrinks #recipe #foodblog

https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/salep-hot-milk-drink/
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