Monday, September 27, 2010


Serves 5.
  • 2 tbsp of all rice flour
  • 1 tbsp of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tbsp of  cocoa
  • 1/3 tsp of vanilla sugar

In a medium pot; take milk, rice flour, corn starch, cocoa, and chocolate chips over high heat. Whisk it consistently until it is smooth. Keep mixing until it starts to bubble and becomes ticker. Add vanilla sugar and granulated sugar. Stir and turn the heat off. Apportion the pudding into five bowls. Let it cool on the counter top first then take them in the refrigerator to chill.

Monday, September 20, 2010




  • 2 lbs of fresh okra
  • 1 lb of beef cubes
  • 1 medium size onion ( chopped )
  • 1 fresh green pepper ( chopped )
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp of citric acid
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • salt
Cut off the okra's ends, wash and drain them. Take beef cubes, black pepper and vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook it until the beef absorb all of its juice, stirring occasionally . Add chopped onion, chopped pepper into the pot. Saute them over medium heat for 10 minutes then add tomato paste and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Take okra and citric acid into the pot. Add salt. Stir them all together. Peel the tomatoes and cut them into cubes. Place tomatoes on top of everything. Turn the heat down to low. Put the lid on and simmer it until okras are soft.

Monday, September 13, 2010




  • 3 lb. of green beans
  • 1 large size of onions
  • 1 fresh green pepper
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 3 large size of tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic ( minced ) 
  • 1/3 tsp of ground cumin
  • salt
Chop onion and green pepper. Wash, drain and, trim the beans and cut them diagonally into 2-inch pieces.
Take olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion, chopped pepper into the pot. Saute them o for 10 minutes. Take green beans into the pot. Stir them all together. Simmer it until green beans are soft. Peel the tomatoes and cut them into cubes.Add tomato paste, garlic, cumin and salt into the pot and stir.  Place tomatoes on top of beans. Cover the lid on and cook for 20 minutes.

Monday, September 6, 2010



Izmir is one of the largest cities in Turkey. They name this meatballs after the name of the city. It is a very easy and delicious dish.

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 large onion ( finely chopped )
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1/3 tsp of baking soda
  • salt
  • 5 medium size potatoes
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 cup boiling water
Take ground lamb, chopped onion, black pepper, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and knead it until well combined. Cover with stretch film and let it rest for 4-5 hours in the refrigerator. At the end of resting time, take the mixture out and knead it one more time. Take small parts (about 2 tbsp )  make small meatballs. Turn the broiler on high and lightly broil the meatballs.
Wash and peel potatoes. Cut them into large slices ( like apple slices ) . Take potatoes in a big mixing bowl. Add salt and vegetable oil mix. Preheat broiler to medium heat. Take potatoes in a baking tray. Broil potatoes for 10 minutes. 
Take vegetable oil and tomato paste in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir and saute it for 5 minutes. Add boiling water and stir. Cover the lid and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat. Add meatballs and potatoes into the skillet and gently stir. Cover lid and simmer for 15 minutes. 
Serve with rice.