Turkish Cigar Pastry – Savory Spinach & Feta Cigars

I am very attracted to Middle Eastern cuisine for couple of reasons. One, they have lot of vegetarian options and the second one is the flavors are so simple and clean. I love all the spices that go in the

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Smashed Potatoes – Oven Baked Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Potatoes are such a versatile vegetable and it is one of the best choices for appetizers. There are not many people who don’t like potatoes and when cooking for a crowd, this definitely is a choice of vegetable to go

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Plantain Balls | Kaklo | Krakro | Ghanaian Spicy Plantain Balls

Ghana cuisine uses abundance of plantains in their cooking and I was amazed to see so many vegetarian snacks that I could make with them. Most of the recipes (if not all) called for over-ripe plantains. When they mean over

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Zucchini Potato Tots – Baked Zucchini & Potato Tater Tots

Baked appetizers or starters are great as there is no standing in front of the flame and frying and is also healthier when compared to traditional fried ones. I love to make some make ahead appetizers when I am expecting

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Pull-Apart Potato Stuffed Pinwheels – Potato stuffed Pinwheel Rolls made with Leftover French Fries

Tackling the leftovers is a big challenge. Last week we were at a burger place and we ended up ordering way more fries than we could handle. Usually, I don’t bring back the fries home as they become quite soggy

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Garlic Pull Apart Bread – Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is something that my whole family enjoys, especially my boys. Any Italian restaurant we go to eat, the first thing they would wait for is the garlic bread. In fact they fill up their stomach with garlic bread

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Mercimek Koftesi – Turkish Red Lentil and Bulgur Kofte – Vegan Kofte

Mercimek Koftesi, Vegan Turkish kofte that is made with red lentils and bulgur and the best part is, these are not deep fried. Stuff it inside some crisp lettuce to enjoy as an appetizer or lunch. This recipe for the

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3 Ingredients Bean Dip – Refried Beans Dip

I love entertaining and most of the times I struggle with choosing what to make for appetizer/starter. I don’t want to always make fried appetizers and sometimes prefer more engaging starters. This 3 ingredients bean dip is perfect for such

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Journey Through The Cuisines – Recap of my A – Z Journey of Tamil Nadu Cuisine

The month of April and September are very special for us; The Blogging Marathoners as we do a month long blogging marathon under different themes. This month, we had a couple of option to choose from and I chose to

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Z for Zucchini Bajji – Deep Fried Battered Zucchini

I am at the end of the mega marathon and the last week was a challenge with me being not so ready with the dishes. It is a great pleasure to do these month long marathons with friends as we

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