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 […]

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 […]

Whole Roasted Balsamic Cauliflower

Easy, delicious & cheap – my favorite makings of a recipe. This roasted balsamic cauliflower is SO tasty and requires very minimal effort. The first time I gave this to my husband he said, “this is good,” chew, chew, chew, “this is VERY good!”

Low Carb Kimbap (Gimbap)

Normal kimbap (also spelled gimbap, 김밥) is a delicious and healthy meal or appetizer option filled with your favorite veggies, optional egg or meat, and usually pickled yellow radish rolled into seaweed with steamed rice. You may also have heard it called “Korean sushi” because although it doesn’t have raw fish, it looks like a […]

Easy Apple Walnut Cake

While the vast majority of the recipes on this website are healthy, some recipes (particularly the desserts), fall into the “happy” category. Such is this easy apple and walnut cake.

One Sheet Turkish Chicken & Potatoes

Nothing beats a good one-sheet meal, especially on weeknights when you’re short on time and maybe lacking the desire to cook at all. This chicken & potato dish is super simple, just toss it all in a pan and pop it in the oven. My kind of dish! In Turkish it is called tavuklu patates.