When Kelin first came to our home, she told us she didn’t like vegetables. Now, she repeatedly tells us she didn’t know that vegetables could taste so good. There’s definitely a skill to cooking vegetables to just the right crispiness/softness, and infusing them with complementary flavors. Check out our Vegetable Cooking Times page for tips and tricks to cook vegetables just right. Below are some of our favorite recipes that make good use of those tips and tricks, and marry spices and sauces in the cooking process to bring out maximum flavor.

Healthy Carrot Muffin Balls

I love carrot cake. After being diagnosed with diabetes, it became a mission of mine to find a healthy recipe […]

Air-Fried Kale Chip

My sister Vicky developed a simple and incredibly tasty recipe for air-fried kale.  Comes out perfectly crispy every time, and […]

Turkish Zucchini Gondola

Another exciting Mediterranean recipe from my sister in-law Guelevren, made from zucchinis carved like, well, gondolas.

Korean Bibimbap

(above photo is missing the egg and has added pickled cucumbers because Deniz likes it that way) Bibimbap is one […]

Turkish Beet Arugula Salad

Gulevren taught us how to make this delicious salad during our Thanksgiving 2019 visit.  The sweetness and softness of the […]

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Kale Pesto

Kale is the perfect leafy green.  It's so nutritious, mild (not bitter!), and holds up great in dishes. We decided to […]

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Deniz and I modified this recipe of tabouli from the Ziad bulgur package to meet our tastes.  It has a […]

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Ethiopian Timatim Fit Fit

Living in Washington DC, we’re blessed with a plethora of Ethiopian grocery stores that we are happy to take full […]

Turkish Leek and Carrots

One day we were searching for a vegetarian recipe as usual, and we came across this leek & carrot recipe […]

Creamy Cauliflower

Vegetables in a cream sauce, there’s something so satisfying about the combination.  The richness of the cream pairs so well […]

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Creamy Kabocha Squash

I modified Food Network’s Roast kabocha squash with lemongrass cream soup recipe on a whim to make this amazing squash side dish.  The […]

Black Bean Corn Salsa

Got this recipe from a reddit VegRecipes post 3 years ago and have made it countless times since.  It’s addictive. […]