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What We Cook

What We Cook
  • Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies almond flour chocolate chip cookies on marble from above

    After finally conquering my almond flour blueberry muffins last week, I wanted to come up with some other uses for my almond flour.  Since it took me three tries to end up with an edible batch of muffins, I decided to look for some recipes that were already out there […]

  • Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins (Gluten Free) almond flour blueberry muffins from above

    These almond flour blueberry muffins have been a bit of a project to pull together.  I thought an almond flour muffin would be a great recipe for the New Year while everyone has health and fitness on their minds.  I bought a bag of almond flour awhile ago but hadn’t […]

  • Tomato Lentil Soup lentil soup in pot

    Brrrrr, is anyone else feeling the wrath of this cold front that’s ravaging the US this week!? One of the reasons I love where I live is that it doesn’t generally get too cold, but this week is definitely the exception! I feel so sad when I look at my […]

  • Mulled Wine mulled wine on platter

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  Mehmet and I spent a great few days at my Mom’s eating the best food and enjoying some family time.  I think this week, the week between Christmas and New Years is my favorite week of the year.  It still feels […]

  • Sugared Cranberries sugared cranberries in jar

    I can not believe how long it’s been since I’ve last posted.  When I began blogging again my main goal was to post regularly, but wow can that be difficult sometimes!  The past few weeks have brought a number of unexpected events (some good, some not so good), not to […]

  • Baklava Cups baklava cups up close

    During our trip to Turkey, one of the treats we enjoyed the most was baklava.  It can be found in any Turkish bakery and is offered as a dessert option at almost any restaurant.  We’re no strangers to baklava in America, pretty much everyone is familiar with it.  Still, there […]

  • Apple Ginger Cake apple ginger cake

    ‘Tis the season for baked goods galore.  I’ve noticed the recipes I’ve been wanting to post are less about “healthy” treats and smoothie bowls and much more about cakes and brownies.  I hope that is ok with you all!  I’m excited to share this Apple Ginger cake because it is […]

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies

    You know who the best types of friends are?  Friends who bake for you are the best types of friends!  We’re lucky to have one friend in particular who bakes croissants for us, yes, croissants!  Her fresh croissants are so warm and buttery and perfect, we can’t stand to buy […]

  • Veggie Loaded Beef Stew beef stew

    It took awhile, but it’s finally starting to feel like Fall in the DC area.  Part of the reason I love this area is because of how long it stays warm, but I guess we can only fight mother nature for so long.  Now we have chilly mornings, changing leaves […]

  • Mini Corn Cakes mini corn cakes from side

    What is it about the cooler weather that has me instantly craving carbs!?  I mean, to be honest, I always crave carbs, but there is something about a cool Fall day that just makes me want to eat something bready with everything.  Maybe it’s the abundance of soups and chilis […]

  • Gozleme (Turkish Phyllo Pancakes) Gozleme on plate

    It’s been about two weeks since we’ve returned from our trip to Turkey, and boy am I missing the food!  I miss the morning breakfast spreads of olives, tomatoes and fresh bread.  I miss the lunches and dinners full of spicy lamb meals, and of course I miss the amazing […]

  • Apple Cider Donuts apple cider donuts from above

    Yes, it’s Fall.  Everyone is excited about pumpkin flavored everything, cozy sweaters and apple picking.  I feel like it’s against some unwritten blogger rule to say this, but I’m not a big fan of Fall.  I much prefer warm weather, long days and Summer dresses.  When the weather starts to change […]

  • Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles chocolate almond butter truffles with pistachios

    Lately I’ve been posting quite often about how we’re trying eat healthier in between our many Summer trips.  This has become more and more of a regular trend for us lately.  Last weekend we were in Asheville, NC for a wedding.  We enjoyed more than our fair share of fried chicken, biscuits […]

  • “Healthier” Almond Butter Chocolate Apricot Cookies Chocolate apricot almond butter cookies

    Recently I’ve been very interested in experimenting with different “healthier” ingredients.  For example, looking for opportunities to add almond butter, alternative flours and sweeteners such as honey instead of sugar.  These “healthier” almond butter chocolate apricot cookies are an example of how I’ve learned to incorporate some of these new […]

  • Turkish Cig Kofte Cig Kofte Serving Plate

    Well, I think it’s about time to post a Turkish recipe.  I just realized that we haven’t posted anything truly Turkish yet, how can that be!?  This Turkish cig kofte is a very common Turkish food and something that we always look forward to eating when we travel to Turkey […]

  • Pepper Nachos Pepper Nachos

    These pepper nachos came about on a lazy Saturday afternoon while 1) trying to use up what was in the fridge and 2) desperately wanting to eat cheesy nachos but also trying to be “healthy.”  While gazing into the fridge, hoping I might find something surprising (we’ve all done this […]

  • Acai Smoothie Bowl Acai smoothie bowl

    Lately it seems like we’re in a constant cycle of traveling, having a great time and eating lots of great tasting (but not so healthy) foods, then, returning home and trying to make up for those excess meals and calories before traveling and doing it all over again.  In an […]

  • Thai Chicken Sausage Lettuce Wraps

    Wow, I can not believe how long it’s been since we posted!  Time has really gotten away from us the past few weeks.  We’ve been traveling constantly for weddings and trips with friends which has been great, but of course leads to eating a lot of not so great for […]

  • Panzanella Salad with Whole Wheat Bread and Tomatoes Panzanella Salad

    We are finally approaching one of our favorite times of the year, tomato season!  All year long we wait for the much too short period of Summer where tomatoes are just perfectly ripe and full of flavor.  I don’t know about you, but in our area it so difficult to […]

  • Mom’s Lemon Cake Lemon Cake on Stand

    Usually, chocolate is my go to for dessert.  I’ll gladly choose a chocolate cake or mousse over just about any other dessert.  The one exception is this lemon cake.  This is a recipe of my Mom’s and it is a huge hit every time she has made it.  People even […]

  • Rice Noodle Salad with Fresh Summer Vegetables Rice Noodle Salad

    This rice noodle salad recipe is the result of trying to make some room in our small kitchen.  Any of you who have ever lived in a small apartment can understand the struggle of trying to fit everything you own into such a small space.  We’re constantly trying to find new […]

  • Sweet Potato Soup for a Rainy Spring Day sweet potato soup

    While the weather is starting to get consistently warmer, we still get a day or so each week that is chilly and rainy.  I know that sweet potato soup isn’t exactly the most seasonal recipe, but you know those breezy Spring days when you just want to curl up on […]

  • Scallops with Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Burst Tomatoes scallops with pesto Zucchini noodles and burst tomatoes

    I’ll admit, I’m into the veggie noodle trend.  When I walk into the grocery store and see all of the beautiful veggie noodles lined up I just can’t pass them up.  Carrot noodles, beet noodles, turnip noodles, I’ll take them all!  As the weather gets warmer and we tend to […]

  • Chocolate Almond Egg White Cookies Chocolate Almond Egg White Cookies

    Do you ever have a kitchen disaster that just gets you down?  You’re all excited to make something, you know it’s going to be wonderful, and then it just doesn’t turn out right?  Well, that’s how these chocolate almond egg white cookies were developed.  It was a rainy Saturday and […]

  • Recipe: Mussels in Tomato Broth Mussels in tomato broth

    Have you ever looked at the seafood counter at the store, thought about trying something new, but then chickened out and ordered the piece of fish that you’re more familiar cooking?  I did this quite a few times with mussels before deciding I was going to give them a try. […]

  • Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes with Turkish Cherry Frosting TurksWhoEat - Chocolate Red Wine Cupcake with Turkish Cherry Frosting

    Baking, and let’s be honest, eating baked goods, is truly something I love to do. Whether it’s a potluck lunch at work or dinner at a friend’s house, I’m always more than thrilled to volunteer to bring dessert.  So, when our friends invited us to stay with them for the weekend while we […]